STRATEGIC AND ACTION PLANNING
CDER provides support in development of municipal strategic and action plans through mentorship guidance and training delivery (3-day strategic planning training and 2-day action planning training). CDER team held dozens of trainings in strategic and action planning and led “from beginning to completion”, by mentoring support, the process of development of more than 40 strategic documents that were finally adopted by local governments. In working on youth policy strategic documents, we apply the concept recommended by the Ministry of Youth and Sport as a standard for local youth offices. In development of employment action plans, we apply a tailor-made, tested model, harmonized with the Guide developed by UNDP IDGM upon request of the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development.
PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT (PCM)
Project cycle management is delivered in the form of a 3-5 day training, or, if more suitable to client’s needs, as a mentoring support, in the course of which CDER team develops a specific project proposal in cooperation with the client, intended for applying for a specific grant. So far we successfully supported the development of more than 40 individual projects in total amount of EUR 1,000,000.
NGO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
CDER provides a training on the newly created legal framework for NGO operation, the purpose of which is to familiarize the trainees with the regulations which govern NGO operation and to facilitate the application of numerous, often contradictory and cumbersome tax, customs and accounting regulations.
PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION AND CAREER GUIDANCE
CDER includes a team of five experienced professionals (education specialist, psychologist, form teacher, civil education teacher and adult education specialist), trained for provision of professional orientation and career guidance and counseling programs. The team trains future career guiders (TOT) and also works directly with youth. CDER trainers provide two types of training: 1) GTZ five-stage model for working with vulnerable groups of youth and children, and 2) Three-day training model for career guiders who will work with youth – a training developed by CDER. In addition, CDER team also provides a basic one-day training for peer educators.
CDER trainers provide 2 models of training for youth entrepreneurship: 1) Five-day training for peer educators and youth workers for youth entrepreneurship and work with youth developed by CDER; 2) Basic one-day training intended for young peer educators.
FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC
The purpose of these educational workshops was to familiarize the participants with basic financial concepts and products (deposits, loans, shares, insurance, etc.), the importance of saving, risk and return in investment, right to be adequately informed while investing at stock exchange and similar. Education also included specially designed budget planning exercises.
BUILDING HOME CARE SERVICE FOR THE ELDERLY AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Training seeks to: 1. train (primarily home care nurses) in service provision to the elderly and persons with disabilities; 2. ensure functional knowledge about the management and administration of the service (intended for all persons engaged on coordination, administration, monitoring and provision of home care service). The training consists of 4 modules and aims to fully train home care nurses, as well as managers of home care service. CDER professional team so far provided this training in 19 municipalities in Serbia.
ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNITY-BASED SOCIAL SERVICES
The service provided by CDER includes practical ways of establishment and building sustainability of social services. The work so far covered home care service, club for the elderly, day care for persons with disabilities, socio-rehabilitation service for support to youth with asocial behavior. CDER team supported project development of social services in 30 cases in various municipalities across Serbia.
ESTABLISHMENT OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE PROVISION
By an integrated service (training and mentoring assistance), the client acquires general PCM knowledge and learns to apply it in a specific situation related to its own organizational development.
PEER EDUCATION TRAINING THROUGH DRAMA
The training consists of educational part during which the young people are directly familiarized with the problem which will be addressed in the play (e.g. drug abuse, violence, discrimination etc.). The second part of the training includes mastering theatre play techniques; trainees create scenes which are subsequently merged into one whole – a theatre play. The final outcome is a play performed before the audience, conveying educational message.
PEER EDUCATORS TRAINING – MEDIATION ON PREVENTION AND MITIGATION OF RISKY SITUATIONS AMONG YOUTH
The purpose of peer education is to inform children and youth about the modes and manners of effective conflict resolution and to contribute to creation of positive attitudes on tolerance, non-violence and respect for differences. The training was developed based on the program of GTZ and Pedagogical Association of Serbia. It is a five-day training including training for adolescents and action plan development. Direct beneficiaries are pupils, professors and professionals from primary and high schools.
“ROLE PLAY” EDUCATION FOR PREVENTION OF RISKY SITUATIONS AMONG YOUTH
“Role play” is a one-day training for adolescent youth aimed at providing basic knowledge and raising awareness about violence. The priority is for youth to recognize and adequately react in situations which provoke violent behaviors.
TRAINING IN HIV/AIDS PREVENTION
Training in HIV/AIDS prevention includes the application of a range of health-educational methods which maximize individual and group engagement in acquisition of new knowledge and skills. CDER implements two types of training: training intended for end users (youth education) and training for trainers (TOT).
PROMOTING DIVERSITY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETY THROUGH LITERATURE AND ARTS
Innovative training for youth and secondary school teachers that focuses on arts and humanities (in particular on literature, film and music) for educative purposes. Art is being used as a tool for activism in the area of youth politics. Young people are also trained to pass their knowledge to others.