American Councils for International Education announces the FLEX-Ability South Caucasus Workshop to be held in Bazaleti, Georgia on September 3-6, 2015. The workshop is designed to teach FLEX alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia project design and management skills and to promote alumni cooperation in project development. Alumni will attend sessions on one of the following subtopics; English language instruction, career skills, or social media/video skills. Alumni will leave the conference prepared organize projects related to these themes in their communities and share their knowledge with peers.
The FLEX Alumni program is seeking local experts and trainers from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia who will share best practices, knowledge, and professional expertise with participants in one of the three following subtopics: English language instruction, career skills, and social media/video skills. Trainers will be required to co-lead no less than six hours of sessions at the FLEX-Ability South Caucasus workshop with other regional experts, provide suggestions on Tbilisi-area theme-based site visits, brainstorm with participants on potential theme-based projects, and help participants establish a network with regional theme-based organizations. Trainers will be selected by a panel of evaluators of U.S. Embassy, American Councils, and FLEX Alumni program staff based on the submitted application and the professional experience and background. Local and Alumni trainers will be required to attend a one-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on September 2nd, 2015 to prepare for sessions.
Preference will be given to alumni of U.S. Government sponsored exchange programs to act as trainers for these sessions.
Interested applicants must complete and submit the online application with all accompanying materials and a picture for the conference handbook on July 15th, 2015 11:59 PM EST. Late submissions will not be accepted!
Trainers who are chosen for the workshop will receive round-trip transportation to Tbilisi/Bazaleti, Georgia, housing for the Training of Trainers and the conference, all meals, and insurance if requested. Compensation will be determined on a case by case basis.
For questions, contact Natia Sharikadze at firstname.lastname@example.org