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LIFE BALANCE FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS
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OFFER | LIFE BALANCE FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS

Work Life Balance (WLB) is an idea that we mainly hear about in relation to the business sector, where it has become a priority in recent years due to the positive impact it has on productivity and, therefore, profit. However, in non-commercial sectors, including education and development, the importance of balancing work and personal life continues to be overlooked. As a result, lack of WLB is one of the leading causes of professional burnout among educators.

In response to this, we have developed a course that will help participants to find their own individual balance in their professional and personal lives, while also presenting a replicable model for establishing a WLB programme in schools and education centres. Our approach is hands-on and is designed to stimulate imagination and creativity, while also providing practical tools for you to use in your WLB implementation plan. The course includes energising activities and outdoor challenges, which puts into practice some of the WLB principles we will learn about.

You will also learn how to help your students balance their study and preserve wellbeing, in both on and offline educational settings. By participating in the course, you will also have the opportunity to meet with other people working in similar fields throughout Europe, expand your professional network, and build opportunities for potential partnerships.

Course features:

  • Our sessions are fun, interactive and include guaranteed effective methods and tools.
  • Outdoor activities (such as hiking, cycling, and climbing) in the morning and work-life balance workshops in the afternoon. We believe that physical activity opens the mind to learning and creativity!
  • Healthy cooking workshop and a tour of a vegetable garden.
  • Hands-on experience with work-life balance tools at our workshops that can then be brought home to share with colleagues.
  • Networking with people from all over Europe who work on similar projects.
  • Relaxation and reflection in one of the most beautiful places in Tenerife.

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%

LIFE BALANCE FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS

Work Life Balance (WLB) is an idea that we mainly hear about in relation to the business sector, where it has become a priority in recent years due to the positive impact it has on productivity and, therefore, profit. However, in non-commercial sectors, including education and development, the importance of balancing work and personal life continues to be overlooked. As a result, lack of WLB is one of the leading causes of professional burnout among educators.

In response to this, we have developed a course that will help participants to find their own individual balance in their professional and personal lives, while also presenting a replicable model for establishing a WLB programme in schools and education centres. Our approach is hands-on and is designed to stimulate imagination and creativity, while also providing practical tools for you to use in your WLB implementation plan. The course includes energising activities and outdoor challenges, which puts into practice some of the WLB principles we will learn about.

You will also learn how to help your students balance their study and preserve wellbeing, in both on and offline educational settings. By participating in the course, you will also have the opportunity to meet with other people working in similar fields throughout Europe, expand your professional network, and build opportunities for potential partnerships.

Course features:

  • Our sessions are fun, interactive and include guaranteed effective methods and tools.
  • Outdoor activities (such as hiking, cycling, and climbing) in the morning and work-life balance workshops in the afternoon. We believe that physical activity opens the mind to learning and creativity!
  • Healthy cooking workshop and a tour of a vegetable garden.
  • Hands-on experience with work-life balance tools at our workshops that can then be brought home to share with colleagues.
  • Networking with people from all over Europe who work on similar projects.
  • Relaxation and reflection in one of the most beautiful places in Tenerife.

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

Paraiso, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain

Dates:
13 – 17/09/2021  Cancelled!
21 – 25/02/2022

Course fee: €400

 

Work-life balance courses are organised in the south of Tenerife, far away from touristy beaches. The venue is called Hacienda Cristoforo and was designed by world-class architect Denis Devaris. He created it as a retreat where like-minded people could collaborate on their ideas through workshops and seminars. It is now an ecological centre where space is provided for visitors looking for peace, quiet and good weather.

Erasmus+ client support

Erasmsus+ programme can cover all of the associated costs (travel, course fees) allowing your organisation to participate FOR FREE in this course!

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The course price includes

37 hours of workshops and life balance activities run by experienced trainer in Tenerife

Competences to develop Life Balance strategies for students and education organisations

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

We designed this course programme around the main Work-life Balance (WLB) themes:

  • What WLB means to an individual
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy diet
  • Mindfulness and relaxation techniques
  • Time-management according to our own WLB principles
  • How to incorporate a WLB strategy in your workplace (e.g. schools, NGOs, offices)

Below is proposed course programme, which includes outdoor activities.
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.

 

Sunday – Day 1
Duration of activities: 2h

Afternoon

Arrival to Hacienda Cristoforo
Allocation of houses

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcoming session

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Dinner, Hacienda Cristoforo

 

 Monday – Day 2
Duration of activities: 7h

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Guided meditation (optional)

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast, Hacienda Cristoforo

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Work-Life Balance Session 1: Introduction to Work-life balance

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Lunch break, Hacienda Cristoforo

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Work-Life Balance Session 2: The Design Thinking Method in Work-life balance

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Free time

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Work-Life Balance session 3: Breathing & physical exercise at Playa de Ajabo

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dinner at a local restaurant

 

Tuesday – Day 3
Duration of activities: 7h

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Guided meditation (optional)

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast, Hacienda Cristoforo

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Work-Life Balance session 4: Stress management

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Lunch break, Hacienda Cristoforo

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free time

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Work-Life Balance session 5: Healthy diet & cooking workshop

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dinner, Hacienda Cristoforo

 

 Wednesday – Day 4
Duration of activities: 6h

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Guided meditation (optional)

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast, Hacienda Cristoforo

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Work-Life Balance session 7: How & why to care for the body

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Lunch break, Hacienda Cristoforo

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Work-Life Balance session 8: Behaviour change

From 4:00 pm

Free afternoon & evening

 

Thursday – Day 5
Duration of activities: 8h

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast, Hacienda Cristoforo

8:30 am – 12:30 noon

Work-Life Balance session 9: Mindful trekking in Barranco del Infierno

12:30 noon – 1:30 pm

Lunch at Barranco del Infierno restaurant

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Transfer to Hacienda Cristoforo

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Free time

3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Work-Life Balance session 10: My core values & time management

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dinner, Hacienda Cristoforo

 

Friday – Day 6
Duration of activities: 6 h

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast, Hacienda Cristoforo

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Work-Life Balance session 11: Work-life balance strategies in organisations: good practices

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Lunch break, Hacienda Cristoforo

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Work-Life Balance session 12:
– How to plan a WLB strategy in my own organisation
– Reflections, course evaluation & celebration

 

Course details – travel, food, accommodation and outdoor activities

ACCOMMODATION

We will stay and hold our workshops in an amazing place in the south of the island, far away from touristy beaches. It is called Hacienda Cristoforo and was designed by world-class architect Denis Devaris. He created it as a retreat where like-minded people could collaborate on their ideas through workshops and seminars. It is now an ecological centre where space is provided for visitors looking for peace, quiet, and good weather. The environment itself is designed to therapeutically revitalise and relax people who are exhausted and stressed.

Hacienda Cristoforo
Calle El Horno, 10
Playa Paraiso
38678 Adeje
Tenerife

Tel: +34 671 348 702

Accommodation price:

  1. 6 nights: from Sunday to Saturday

€250 if sharing a house with 3-6 more people
€280 if sharing a house with 2 more person
€310 if sharing a house with 1 more person
€530 for single house allocation

  1. 5 nights: from Sunday to Friday

€210 if sharing a house with 3-6 more people
€240 if sharing a house with 2 more person
€260 if sharing a house with 1 more person
€445 for single house allocation

* There are three types of houses in Hacienda: small, medium, and large. The prices may vary slightly depending on the house chosen.

TRAVEL

The best way is to fly to Tenerefe Sur, the southern airport.

The most convenient way to Hacienda, unless you hire a car from the airport, is the white airport Mercedes taxis, of which there will be plenty at arrivals. The cost is between €30 and €40 for up to 6 in a van. The drive is about 25 minutes from the southern airport. (The northern airport is over an hour away and costs€120 in a taxi.)

FOOD

Most of the meals will be provided by a healthy vegetarian catering company at Hacienda.
On Monday evening, we will dine at one of the local restaurants near Playa de Ajabo.
On Wednesday and Friday evening, no meals are planned and participants are free to explore the area independently.
The total cost of the meals served in Hacienda is: €180
You will receive an invoice for the meals before the course starts.
Anytime we eat in restaurants outside Hacienda, everyone pays for themselves.

WHAT TO BRING

  • European Health Card
  • Sun cream
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sandals
  • Sport clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking poles (Optional: You can also rent them from Barranco del Infierno.)
  • Small backpack (to carry water & snacks)
  • Medicines (if required)
  • Reflective bracelet or other type of reflective clothing
  • Flashlight (we’ll walk back from the restaurant in the evening time)
  • Camera

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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

  • Mindful trekking in Barranco del Infierno
  • Breathing and gentle physical exercise at Playa de Ajabo
  • Stretching and core exercises
  • Hiking and walks in nature

Trainers

Marzena Wieczorek

Marzena Wieczorek

Project Management and Design Thinking Trainer

Marzena is a qualified Project Management Professional® with more than ten years’ experience leading full project lifecycles and motivational programmes for a wide range of international organisations. She creates original project management course materials and educational games. Marzena uses physical activity during all her courses: From relaxation exercises to prevent back pain to more challenging outdoor activities, such as climbing, kayaking or mountain hikes.

Kasia Piecuch

Kasia Piecuch

Design Thinking Certified Moderator

Kasia specialises in project development and management. Her main ambition is to translate innovative ideas into real actions. Kasia accumulated her knowledge and skills while working in the business and public sectors in Poland and abroad. Twenty years’ professional experience has given her the opportunity to coordinate projects she is passionate about, to fundraise for actions she believes in, and to train those who are open to change and challenges.

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

  • Competences to plan and implement individual Life Balance.
  • Specific time management tools supporting Life Balance.
  • Competences to develop Life Balance strategies for students and education organisations.
  • The opportunity to practice the Design Thinking Method.
  • Increased opportunities for professional and career development.
  • Improved English 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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