Trainer-Facilitator

Curriculum Development | Workshop Facilitation | Programme Coordination

 
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As an educator, my pedagogical theory of change maps out a mindset shift towards transformative social change at the personal, interpersonal, and systemic level. In my workshops, participants are challenged to inquire curiously, think critically, and reflect 'uncomfortably' about societies’ most stubborn problems.

 
 

My Curricula

 
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Anti-oppression

How might we dismantle systems of oppression by building alternative systems of equity?

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

  • Intersectional Feminism

 
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Systems Change-making

How might we understand, embrace, and leverage the complexity and connectivity of our 21st century challenges?

  • Systems thinking and complexity

  • Design Thinking (Equity and Inclusion-centered)

 
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Social Action

How might we make a difference that actually makes a difference?

  • Advocacy and Activism

  • Problem analysis and power mapping

 

Testimonials

Vanessa is a force! She has provided game-changing energy and ideas for AMP Global Youth, and stewarded and expanded our training programs. I could not recommend her more highly. Specifically Vanessa leads our training programs, including Global Scholar, Global Leader, and our new Frequencies project. Global Scholar is an established bootcamp for high school students. Vanessa has helped update the curriculum, and introduced important new components around diversity and systems thinking. She's provided really strategic and holistic thinking around how to tie the program elements together, and make the experience truly outstanding for participants. Global Leader and Frequencies are new projects, and Vanessa has done market research, tested ideas, and introduced new technologies and tools to make them a success. 
- Finally, Vanessa has delivered training sessions to the AMP network, with huge success. She's energetic, wise and fun, and students respond really well to her. 
It's been fun and inspiring to work with Vanessa. I could not recommend her more highly! 

Karen Showalter, Executive Chairman at AMP Global Youth


Vanessa and I collaborated together during a week long international youth exchange project. Throughout the week Vanessa displayed an outgoing and natural confidence. Her ease and ability to connect with her colleagues and the participants made her a pleasure to work with and a reassuring presence. Vanessa's approach in facilitating was always attentive to the needs of each individual and at the same time to those of the entire group. After the success of this project and the value of Vanessa's contribution I am looking forward to our next project together in which Vanessa will be acting in a leading facilitating role.

Aiste Slajute, Company Director at Eurobug.


Vanessa is an extraordinary project coordinator; inspiring and responsible, committed to her work, and with a deep knowledge of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Nela Gomez Villalonga, Institutional Relations and EU Funding Expert

 

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