Valentyna Lisovska, Head of the Center for Professional Development in the sphere of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration; Denys Zabolotenko, Head of the Center for Professional Development in the sphere of regional development and local self-government and restoration of Ukraine, and Iryna Kostiuchenko, Head of the Department of Coaching Skills Development, took part in a three-day training course on the preparation of trainers for teaching international humanitarian law to public servants.
The training was organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the framework of the Human Rights in Action Program, implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.
According to the organizers, the purpose of the training is to improve the level of training competencies of teachers who professionally train public servants and conduct educational, informational, and advisory activities on international humanitarian law in the context of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation for various target groups.
The course includes a separate component focused on modern approaches to adult education, forms and methods of effective learning using modern digital tools in offline and online formats, which ensure the effectiveness of the professional development of public servants in general.
The participants of the training considered methods of adult education, planning and preparation of educational events, analysis of the educational needs of the target group, development of a program of international humanitarian law classes for different target groups, challenges and risks in teaching international humanitarian law to public servants. The results of the participants’ independent work were presented and discussed in groups. It should be noted that in 2024, the High School is planning to offer a course on international humanitarian law for public servants.