Training within program of British Council “Active Citizens” starts at DonNTU

12-2-2018    International Cooperation   253   

On February 9, the training within the program of the British Council “Active Citizens” started at Donetsk National Technical University. The event was aimed at those people who want to improve their skills for effective communication, team working, and project management in order to make their home town better.

In particular, the training was conducted by a certified facilitator Anton Colwah. Anton began his speech by familiarizing the audience with the essence, purpose and priorities of the work at the British Council, as well as with the structure and features of the «Active Citizens» program.

Not only the students, professors and employees of DonNTU and Industrial Institute participated at the event, it was also attended by the city entrepreneurs, the self-employed, volunteers, representatives of NGOs and local schools, and many others.

The first day included a lot of interactive activities that helped the participants to get to know each other better, as well as understand what their goals are and how to achieve them. It is also worth mentioning that the students were very active asking questions, which helped to create a more informal and friendly atmosphere.

As for the main issues raised at the training, they are as follows:

– development of trust and mutual understanding;

– sustainable development in communities;

– effective communication and team working;

– identifying community problems;

– writing projects and project management.

In addition, a more detailed consideration of the raised issues will provide the participants with more complete information about project design and project management, the cycles and problems of the project, its goals and objectives, the project calendar, the search for its target audience, and the formation of the project budget, analysis of its progress, reporting, etc.

In the context of the future results, the information received by the participants will certainly be very useful for those who really want to improve their communities and open up new horizons. So, they are yet to come.


Katerina Shcherbakova,
specialist of the editorial and publishing department