Empowerment and motivation in education course - M-Powered Projects

EMPOWERMENT AND MOTIVATION IN A CLASSROOM AND BLENDED LEARNING SETTING
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OFFER | EMPOWERMENT AND MOTIVATION 

This course is designed for professionals working in educational organisations: teachers, trainers, and coaches, but also administrators and managers. Participants will discover what drives and motivates them and how they will be able to use this knowledge in their professional and personal life. Moreover, they will learn basics of Chi Gung, which is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training. They will also learn about empowerment tools that they will be able to use in their work, with colleagues and learners.

For whom?

This course is for European managers, coordinators and administrators, trainers, teachers, and other educators.

What do we expect from participants:

  • English level – communicative / intermediate 60% 60%
  • Physical fitness – you enjoy gentle physical activity, such as cycling and hiking 40% 40%
  • Good attitude and openness 🙂 90% 90%

EMPOWERMENT AND MOTIVATION IN A CLASSROOM AND BLENDED LEARNING SETTING

This course is designed for professionals working in educational organisations: teachers, trainers, and coaches, but also administrators and managers. Participants will discover what drives and motivates them and how they will be able to use this knowledge in their professional and personal life. Moreover, they will learn basics of Chi Gung, which is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training. They will also learn about empowerment tools that they will be able to use in their work, with colleagues and learners.

For whom?

This course is for European managers, coordinators and administrators, trainers, teachers and educators

What do we expect from participants:

  • English level – communicative / intermediate 60% 60%
  • Physical fitness – you enjoy gentle physical activity, such as cycling and hiking 40% 40%
  • Good attitude and openness 🙂 90% 90%

Location and dates

Killary Lodge, Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

Dates:
4 – 8/10/2021
21 – 25/03/2022

Course fee: €400

 

We run many of our courses in this amazing location on the west coast of Ireland. It’s called Killary Lodge. It is a brand-new villa, just 250 m from the waters of Killary Fjord, in the heart of Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way. Killary Lodge is situated in a nature lover’s paradise. There are numerous walks and hikes nearby, in the mountains, through forests, trails and beaches, as well as endless cycling routes and lots of swimming options, both in the fjord and at nearby beaches. Connemara National Park is just 15km away.

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The course price includes

37 hours of workshops and teambuilding activities run by experienced trainer in Ireland

Mindfulness, meditation, breathing exerices in a nature lover’s paradise, on the west coast of Ireland

Welcome packageI’m M-Powered” worth €19,99  (a towel, notebook and a bag) + maps of the course place 

3 certificates: Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Obtained Competences & Europass Mobility Certificate

Course programme

The programme may change, according to the weather, participants’ requirements, or other issues. The participants will receive a detailed programme a month before the course.

 

Day 1 – Sunday
Duration of activities: 3 h

4:00 pm Arrival to Killary Lodge and room allocation
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Welcoming session
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sauna on the beach & a swim in the Killary fjord

 

Day 2 – Monday
Duration of activities: 8 h

7:30 am – 8:00 am Guided meditation (optional)
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
09:00 am – 1:00 pm Diamond Hill hike, Connemara National Park
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Workshop: Discovering Drive and Motivation I
– A technique to contact the unconscious mind of the self and others.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Break
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Workshop:
– The questions to ask and the process of asking questions to uncover what a student/trainee/trainer truly wants to do, say, or be.
– Skills developed: Communication, understanding unconscious drives, questioning skills.

 

Day 3 – Tuesday
Duration of activities: 8 h

8:30 am – 9:00 am Guided meditation (optional)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Teambuilding outdoor activity session: Killary High Ropes Course
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Workshop: Core Integration I
– This advanced technique allows the practitioner to resolve deep issues powerful enough to shift core values.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Break
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Workshop: Core Integration II
– Skills developed: Values hierarchy, therapeutic change, resolving stuck states, emotional state control.

 

Day 4 – Wednesday
Duration of activities: 8 h

8:30 am – 9:00 am Guided meditation (optional)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Teambuilding outdoor activity session: Bushcraft
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Workshop: Discovering our Drive and Motivation II
– Advanced techniques used to find out information hidden from consciousness.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Break
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Warkshop: Discovering our Drive and Motivation III
– Skills developed: Communication, relaxation techniques, behaviour change.

 

Day 5 – Thursday
Duration of activities: 8,5 h

8:00 am – 8:30 am Guided meditation (optional)
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 1:00 pm Teambuilding outdoor activity session: “Famine trail’ (hike along the Killary fjord)  & sheepdog demonstration
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Workshop: Chi Gung and Refreshing Sea Swim
– A test of strength, endurance, and will.
– Skills developed: Group bonding through activity, energy training, motivational techniques.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Break
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Workshop:
– Reflection: How do I use the course outcomes in my work as an educator?
Certificates ceremony and celebration!

 

Day 6 – Friday
Duration of activities: 2 h

9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 12:00 noon Reflection & evaluation
12:30 noon Departure Killary Lodge
2:00 pm Galway

 

Course details – travel, food, accommodation and outdoor activities

TRAVEL

The best way to get to Killary Lodge is to fly to Dublin Airport (ideally on Sunday morning). From the airport, you can take one of the buses to Galway: Citylink or GoBus. The journey takes around 2.5 to 3 hours.

We organise transport from Galway to Killary Lodge. It takes around 1.5 hours and costs approx €15.00 one way (you can pay the driver or he can send you an invoice). We’ll book a driver when all the participants confirm the time of their arrival.So, please, let us know as soon as you book your flights.

The course starts on Sunday evening with a welcoming dinner and finishes on Friday around noon.

You will leave Killary Lodge on Friday afternoon. The best option is to book a flight home on Saturday. You can also stay an extra night in Galway (which we recommend!) or in Dublin. If you would like to do some sightseeing, we recommend visiting the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. You can book a bus day trip from Galway.

 

ACCOMMODATION

The course is organised in Killary Lodge. All participants and trainers will stay in this villa.

The lodge features a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen with a large dining area. There is also a stylish lounge, which opens out onto an extensive outdoor area. The lounge has 3 large couches and plenty of comfortable chairs so there is plenty of space for everyone to sit and socialise. Further seating is available in the adjacent reception room.

Each of the 10 spacious bedrooms are individually designed with bespoke features. All bedrooms are en-suite with bathrooms equipped with rainforest showers. Most bedrooms are very flexible in their configuration; some can be set up as twin or king rooms, others have bespoke fold down beds or wooden bed pods. These pods give great privacy and some of them are bunk pods, which are always a huge hit with kids and adults alike!

Price (5 nights’ accommodation + food + outdoor activities):

  • € 490 if sharing a room with 2-4 other participants
  • € 560 for single room allocation

 

FOOD

Nutrition is essential for our bodies and minds to work properly. In Connemara, you’ll eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, and fish. Our delicious dinners will be cooked by Kim and Reinaldo, a couple who run a food truck called Misunderstood Heron, which was recently named one of the 10 Coolest Food Trucks in the World by the Lonely Planet travel guides!

The price of meals (3 meals per day) is included in the accommodation price.

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

We always combine physical activity into our courses. We adapt outdoor activities to participants’ fitness level. Proposed activities are:

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Warm and waterproof clothing for hiking, cycling, and other outdoor activities
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Hair dryer (if you need one)
  • Favourite snacks and a bottle of wine if you like (the nearest shop is 5 km from the Lodge!)
  • Swimwear (On the first evening, we organise a sauna session on the beach with a swim in the fjord. This activity is optional.)

 

You can read more about the venue, environment, and our approach in one of our blog articles. You can also find photographs of previous workshops on our blog.

Trainer

Diarmuid Lavelle

Diarmuid Lavelle

Therapist and Trainer

Diarmuid is a full-time therapist and trainer with 20 years of experience. He has given many seminars and presentations to international companies such as Coca-Cola, Boston Scientific, PPC Worldwide, Telecom, and the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. He holds an MA in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a degree from the National University of Ireland. His many qualifications are drawn from solution-oriented therapies, and he is a 4th Dan black belt instructor of Aikido, a non-aggressive, non-competitive martial art. He is a published author of many articles on health and psychology.

Methodology:  minimum PowerPoint presentation – maximum practice 

“Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience”

David A. Kolb

We truly believe in this statement and we design our courses based on a methodology called the Kolb’s cycle. According to Kolb, effective learning happens when a person progresses through a cycle of four stages:

  1. having a concrete experience followed by
  2. observation of and reflection on that experience which leads to
  3. the formation of abstract concepts (analysis) and generalisations (conclusions) which are then
  4. used to test hypothesis in future situations, resulting in new experiences

Benefits

  • Greater understanding of motivational and empowerment techniques, which can be implemented in working and professional life.
  • Development of communication and questioning skills.
  • Knowledge of energy training techniques.
  • Increased opportunities for professional and career development.
  • Improved foreign language competences.
  • Increased motivation and satisfaction in daily work.
  • Wider European network.
  • Personal development.

Covid-19

A month before the course is set to commence, we will let you know if it can be held in person or if it will have to take place online. We endeavour to hold all our courses as planned, but the safety of our participants is paramount. If it is necessary according to the COVID-19 safety guidelines, we can deliver our training over Zoom instead.

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