The Ban Advocates training program, Germany

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Last Wednesday, we finished our training on Project Management. The training had looked at different steps of the project for example defining the objectives, managing the budget, evaluating and monitoring the project. Project management should not have any more secrets for us!

On Thursday, in small groups, we followed a presentation on post-traumatic stress disorder. This presentation gave us some general knowledge on psychotraumatology. For some of us, it was the first time that we approached psychological effects of being injured by cluster munitions.

Indeed, in the main affected countries, we have never had the opportunity to meet with a psychologist, and here we received general background. Those who want to, are able to have private interviews with Norbert Haberlin. He is German and has a lot of experience in working with individuals from different cultures who have experienced different traumatic situations.

On Thursday, we also continued working on our project ideas in small working groups. Moreover, we followed personal coaching sessions in order to get advice on our own personal and professional development.

After those four training days, we all enjoyed our break day. We went to visit the city of Potsdam. We relaxed in the lovely gardens of the Sanssouci Park, and we also had free time in the city center.

On Saturday, we started the training module named: “influencing skills“ with our trainer Tess Woodcraft, with whom we have worked in previous training. Over the two days we are going to work in more depth on influencing style and strategy, messaging, lobbying government, networking and presentation skills.

On Saturday evening, we also started our computer training.