Organising and managing resources

Means understanding the values and working culture of youth projects and youth organisations. The youth worker understands the factors that influence such projects and organisations and that these are even more varied in the context of international collaboration. The youth worker identifies leadership styles and assesses the impact he/she has on the target groups during an activity. He/she understands what motivates young people to take part in projects, how to nurture this motivation and manage risks accordingly. This competence also includes knowledge of national legislation and financial resources management

  • demonstrate self-management skills?
  • develop programmes or activities based on needs and opportunities analysis, including socialising activities?
  • build and maintain a good relationship with individuals and the entire group of young people, taking their environment into account?
  • provide support for young people to take risks?
  • acknowledge and celebrate young people’s efforts?
  • recruit and manage volunteer and paid staff?
  • pay particular attention to young people’s well-being?
  • fundraise and manage financial resources?
  • encourage and support young people in managing resources – if possible in an environmentally-friendly way?
  • knowledge of human resources management and inspirational leadership?
  • knowledge about system dynamics & systemic approaches to human relations?
  • knowledge of emotional mechanisms in groups and with individuals?
  • knowledge of the target groups & their surrounding community (e.g. friends, family, colleagues, etc.)?
  • knowledge of financial management (with a focus on projects/programmes)?
  • knowledge of fundraising?
  • knowledge of relevant policy & legislation on specific topics (e.g. health)?
  • ability to apply human resources management tools to non-formal learning settings & to specific target groups?
  • ability of using an inspirational leadership approach?
  • ability of adjusting programme elements to resources management?
  • ability to empower young people to organise & manage resources?
  • ability to manage/ deal with frustrations, conflicts and risks?
  • ability to work with diverse groups in a non-formal learning context?
  • ability to foster collaboration among the members of the group, while taking their [individual] surrounding environment into account?
  • willingness to take on tasks that perhaps are not normally a part of one’s role?
  • readiness to be challenged with regard to leadership styles?
  • readiness to share & to be open about one’s own intentions?
  • readiness for continued learning, e.g. on financial management?
  • being sincerely interested in young people’s well-being?
  • awareness of one’s own competences and resources?
  • readiness to work on becoming an ‘inspirational leader’?

With the support and the contribution of:

With the support and the contribution of: