A professional development program for trainers was held

19.01 2024

The High School started the new year by training those who will teach. That is, with the provision of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for training public servants in modern professional development tools.

From 17 to 19 January 2024, 23 participants took part in a training for trainers under a special short-term professional development programme “Modern Tools for the Professional Development of Civil Servants”.

At the opening of the event, Yuliia Lykhach, Director of the High School, noted that the continuation of this training programme will be the implementation of the School of Mayors, where trained trainers will be able to apply knowledge, practical and facilitator skills in conducting training for local government representatives. In addition, in 2024, the High School plans to implement many educational initiatives to improve the skills and strengthen the human resources of state and local authorities. Therefore, the experience of each trainer-teacher will be useful in the implementation of training programmes and practical training of students, which will contribute to their professional development.

For three days, Iryna Kostiuchenko, Head of the Department of Coaching Skills Development at the High School, PhD in Psychology, trainer, coach, and Yuliia Bekh, PhD in Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Sectoral Sociology at the Faculty of Sociology of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, business coach, facilitator, game technician, worked with the participants of the training.

The participants’ acquaintance and establishment of common rules of interaction continued with a discussion of the essence of coaching. In particular, coaching professionalism, a portrait of a coach, skills for effective adult learning.

The participants examined in detail the structure, content of the training, the concept of trainer’s resourcefulness, managing their own state, overcoming the fear of public speaking. They also focused on the use of interactive technologies to improve professional competencies, structural exercises, and case methodology. The participants studied in detail the specifics of online and offline training, the concept of group dynamics, case analysis, and the search for errors and ways to correct them.

As a result of the training, the participants worked in groups to prepare mini-trainings and present their findings.