A training course about Inner leadership & Positive Intelligence

July 8-15, 2020_Bucharest, Romania


When talking about leadership, many programmes developed by youth nonprofits and youth workers focuses on the how-to’s of leadership: how to lead a group of young people, how to influence others, how to make others follow them. There is an external focus on leadership with the hidden assumption that leadership is directed outwards.
  • Then why do some youth workers manage to motivate a group and others not at all?
  • For what reasons can some groups go on day-long hikes and camp out under the stars while others can hardly be coaxed into following a few hours workshop?

To identify key personal characteristics, explore aspects of effective inner leadership, the roots of inner leadership in youth work, how the youth workers adjust and create their “inner compass” that empower them in this work area, Monomyths Association has designed a project about inner leadership & positive intelligence.

Aim and objectives:

“In My Element” is a 3 phases project: 1 - Find the inner leader2 - Become a better leader3 - Lead the futurewhich aim the professional development of 27 youth workers (skills, knowledge and tools) from 9 European Youth Non-profits to become effective and positive leaders of their organisations and exchange good practices on leadership through 1 intensive training course to be organized in July 2020.

Action cards

9 Youth NGOs and 27 youth workers will develop and promote a digital set of “100 Inner Leadership & Positive Intelligence Action Cards”.


27 youth workers implement a multi-city event “27-in-1day” for 270 young people from 9 local communities.


1 awareness campaign on “inner leadership” with 9 theme-related podcasts of European key-speakers.

TC agenda & objectives

The 7 days training course was designed to “hold the light” for 27 European youth workers, help them to “take the lead” build a firm ground for action, make decisions and lead. This course based on non-formal education principles is designed as an introduction to principles and methods of Inner Leadership and Positive Intelligence, enabling the participants to gain personal insights for both personal and professional life, understand their potential, get connected with their personal vision.

Day 1 - 8.07

-Get to know each other games-Teambuilding activity-Intro of TC-8 key competences and Erasmus+-Daily reflection

Day 2 - 09.07

-Marshmallow challenge-My life as a stream-Myths about inner leadership-Leadership styles-Daily reflection-Intercultural evening

Day 3 - 10.07

-Finding your element-Value Determination Process-Ikigai-Free writing-Daily reflection-Boardgame nights

Day 4 - 11.07

-Maze of senses-Vulnerability-Daily reflection-Movie night

Day 5 - 12.07

-Saboteurs and Sages-My compass-Practice gratitude-My 8 friends-Daily reflection

Day 6 - 13.07

-Individual exploration-My leadership 4 my community-Parallel workshops-Vision board-Mood & Lesson learned-meter-Daily reflection

Day 7 - 14.07

-27-in-1day-Letter from the future-Rainbow of competencies-Evaluation

Day 8 - 15.07


“Real change comes from having enough comfort to be really honest and say something very uncomfortable.” — Michelle Obama