We are happy to announce that the Call for Participants for the seventh edition of EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers (TAT) is extended!

TAT 2020 will be taking place close to Cluj-Napoca in Romania, from the 14th until the 22nd of March, under the title “The Learning Mind – Evidence-Based Training 2.0”. The deadline for applications is the 2nd of February, 23:59 CET.

Topic: The Learning Mind – Evidence-Based Training 2.0
Participants: 30 advanced trainers
Dates for participants: 14/03/2020 – 22/03/2020
Location: vicinity of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Participation fee: 250€*
Deadline to apply: 02/02/2020, 23:59 CET

*Members of the EFPSA Working Community have a 10% discount on the participation fee

What is TAT?

EFPSA TAT is an advanced train-the-trainers event, which was created with the aim to develop trainers of various youth organisations – but it’s not limited to that. The core goal of the comprehensive nine-month learning experience is the acquirement of advanced knowledge on a specifically selected content theme, as well as networking between trainers with different non-governmental backgrounds and levels of experience. The event is tailored to a selection of talented trainers who want to bring their training competencies to a higher level – giving an opportunity to learn, exchange experiences and collaborate on developing evidence-based practices. 

One day before the event, a (non-obligatory) Open Training Day might happen, where all participants and trainers of TAT 2020 are invited to deliver training sessions to locals, to promote non-formal education whilst giving something back to the local community.

Train Advanced Trainers 2020: The Learning Mind – Evidence-Based Training 2.0

The aim of the 2020 edition of TAT is to expose participants to high quality, state-of-the-art, evidence-based content, to challenge their preconceived notions, to encourage critical thinking and foster a growth mindset. It aims as well to provide the tools, space, and safe learning environment where participants can be immersed in, learn about, exchange, test out and practice evidence-based methods, models and content. Moreover, it fosters participants to exchange their implementation while themselves being co-creators of the very event and the future of evidence-based training practices in non-formal education.  

Evidence-based training has been a buzzword around the training community for at least the past five years – ever since TAT 2015, where the topic was first tackled in a second level trainers’ education event. Ever since then, training communities and their events, including every following edition of TAT, had committed, in one way or another, to provide evidence-based training. Yet what is currently the devotion of the few must become the practice of the many. This is what Evidence-Based Training 2.0. is about – equipping the community with skills needed to stay on top of the ever-expanding body of scientific research and developing the tools to spread its findings among learners in as easily comprehensible manner as possible. And so, TAT 2020 will aim to do just that – provide structure in the complexity of evidence-based training.

Who can apply?

The call is open for any young individual who is involved in initiatives, projects or organisations as a trainer or learning facilitator. Applicants should:

  • have graduated from a Train the Trainers event or an equivalent and have since been active as a trainer locally or internationally;
  • be able to provide a portfolio of delivered sessions that demonstrates (preferably) having a minimum of 30 hours of learning experiences designed and delivered, also portraying their variety (in terms of participants, topics, etc.);
  • be advocates and practitioners of lifelong learning;
  • be team workers, highly interested in learning from and alongside trainers from different backgrounds;
  • be available, fully present and (pro)actively involved in the entire comprehensive learning experience (online preparatory tasks from the moment of selection until the start of the event, the event itself between the 14th and the 22nd of March, follow-up period from the end of the event until September);
  • be willing to contribute to the event (for instance by challenging themselves and co-delivering parts of the event, being a speaker at a TED-like evening at TAT, keeping the community of advanced trainers active, etc.);
  • have a profound interest in evidence-based training and a willingness to implement it at, and especially outside the event;
  • preferably be available and willing to deliver at the Open Training Day (one day before the event).

How to apply?

In order to apply to this event, we ask you to:

  • fill in this form until the 2nd of February 2020, 23:59 CET;
  • send us your CV pointing out all the (training or non-related) activities, initiatives and international projects you’ve been involved in within and/or outside your organisation (to be attached to the form);
  • provide us with your Training Portfolio at the end of the form (a copyable comprehensive example template of the portfolio can be found here).

Contact information

For any clarifications and suggestions do not hesitate to contact the TAT training team at tattrainers@efpsa.org