For the first time, ILDC has conducted a Training of Trainers by a national trainer Olena Adruhovich. Olena is one of the ILDC trainers and has already conducted over 40 days of training in different programs around Ukraine. She is our leading trainer with experience in training others. Before this training, we had a slight concern whether the national trainer can handle such an important topic. Training is not a lecture like most Ukrainians are used to in universities. Training is a more practical implementation of skills and theory that are delivered in a concise form in a short period of time. The trainer must have the ability to deliver information in such a way that is not another lecture for the participants. This was our concern and we could not launch this training for a long time. Finally, we decided to take a chance and go ahead with a Training of Trainers. It was three days of training and the group was formed within a week. Sixteen people came to the training and believe us or not, it was a tremendous experience! Olena has done a very good job delivering the information and connecting with participants. We have received very good feedback from the participants. It is a pleasure to go through feedback forms and to find out that everyone had received what they needed.
We can surely celebrate the success which tells a lot. It is encouraging to see how national trainers are taking over the initiative and doing a really good job.