Handbook on the “Personal development training of coaches experiences & lessons learned”

An integral part of the StayOn project is coaching. It is our belief that coaching as a method is a powerful tool to help our participants develop their personal plans, ambitions and support them through different activities in the project. It is the role of the coaches in the program to offer support to the participants and guide them on the path to their empowerment in tight cooperation with the head coach and under the supervision of BB Consulting.  

To better support the coaches on their task we have developed ‘StayOn coaching: framework and toolkit’ that is already supporting the StayOn coaches on their journey. In order to ensure an effective transfer and broader dissemination we will publish a handbook at the end of the project and share it with you. In it you will be able to read & learn about our experience. We will follow and share our journey, so that you don’t have to repeat our mistakes and can use our success stories so you don’t have to  re-invent the wheel.  

Although we come from different backgrounds and our participants have different needs, we are united and supported by the StayOn coaching principles:  
● Listen to connect 
● Be Flexible to adjust 
● Trust to assume the best 
● Experiment to leave the comfort zone  
● Be Resilient to get the job done 

We invite you to use them too.  

StayOn playbook

A community of people is directed by unwritten set of assumptions, written rules, structures, knowledge, experiences and values shared. But first and foremost, it is connected by a shared mission & purpose – a shared belief of why they are ‘in this together’. The strength of a project consortium depends on the quality of this belief. As does any community.  
The StayOn playbook is a live document through which project partners:  
define and re-define their rules of common engagement – how we work, communicate and also have fun together, 
share their knowledge – resources & examples of best practices, 
track the findings of their common activities. 
The Playbook is designed to support partners on our mission – that young people recognize, develop and use their superpowers – activism, participation, creativity – to StayOn rural communities.  
At the end of the project we will share open the Playbook with everyone.  

Book: Kindle Edition and Paperback

European countries have a long and rich history of collaboration (and conflict, for that matter, but that would be a different book!). When it comes to participating in European projects focused on environmental and social goals, however, collaboration skills very much resemble Pai Mei’s closely guarded Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique: Sought after by many, yet mastered by only a select few. This is despite their well-established impact on project performance.

Within the pages of Collaborating in European Projects, Giulia Parola shares her research discoveries and firsthand insights on cross-border collaborative initiatives in a straightforward and transparent manner. She rationally advocates for the essential role of a culture manager in European projects, finally unveiling the secret of how project designers and managers can build and sustain collaboration within this truly unique system worldwide.