leadership transformation training

from drama to transformation and co-creation

Slovakia, Oravská Lesná

27.06. - 02.07.2022.

- This training will lead you to go from the drama in teams into inventive, resilient and innovative relationships -


Summary of the training

The project is designed as three follow-up mobilities which will be held in Greece and Slovakia. These courses are going to help youth workers to strengthen the capacity of their youth work by developing their competences in supporting people and creating innovative programmes and increasing the impact of their programmes and activities on young people.


The main objective of this project is to strengthen the capacity of organisations working with young people to move towards greater internal stability and sustainability and thus increase the impact of their work on young people.

Specific objectives:

  • Encourage organisations to make effective use of their human resources (both staff and volunteers) and to create an environment for their self-development and personal and professional growth;

  • Introduce organisations to innovative tools they can use for their development.

What you get specific from this training?

  • Practical tools to recognize personal triggers in everyday dramas and how to shift into more empowering ways of relating to co-workers, others and themselves;

  • How to relate more effectively with colleagues when drama patterns show up;

  • Increased self-awareness and engagement by understanding how they think and relate to others;

  • The three empowering roles of Creator, Challenger, and Coach and how each role enables leaders to recover from reactive behaviors more quickly so they can coach and develop staff;

  • How to ignite the passion for work for yourself and others;

  • You will learn how to drastically transform everyday workplace drama into resourceful, resilient and innovative relationships that improve organizational outcomes.;

  • You will learn to catch yourself sooner in their reactive drama and communicate in new and empowering ways.

This training consists from 8 units:


Students will receive an overview of the cost of drama in their lives both at work and at home. They will then define what drama means to them and dive into a high-level overview of the course objectives.


After completing Unit 1, participants will take a closer look at the 3 Vital Questions and dive intoQuestion #1: Where are you putting your focus? Learners will discover the importance of FISBE— Focus, Inner State and Behavior—as an “internal operating system,” in which their focus produces inner state that drives behavior.


The learner is introduced to 2 basic operating mindsets, the FISBE of both orientations and the important differences between them. The learner increases their awareness of their own mindset when confronted with different challenges.


Next, participants will explore Vital Question #2: How are you relating? They will gain insight into the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT) and the roles of Victim, Persecutor and Challenger. Unit 4 will end with the learners assessing their own default roles in drama situations.


Learners will receive an introduction to The Empowerment Dynamic and learn about the three distinct roles involved in this dynamic - Creator, Challenger and Coach. They will learn how each of these roles are the “antidote” to the corresponding toxic Dreaded Drama Triangle roles. Students will be able to connect the TED* roles to organizational and personal effectiveness and resilience.


Unit 6 is where we will help students learn ways in which they can catch themselves in the DDT roles and consciously make the shift into the resourceful, resilient and innovative roles of TED*. They will then learn how to look at drama in a new light and consider how they might change their response to challenging situations and co-create outcomes with others.


It’s time to address the Vital Question #3: What actions are you taking? Students will be able to explore the concepts of dynamic tension and the power of Baby Steps to creating outcomes and making decisions. In this Unit they will be equipped with a simple action planning structure to help move them closer to what they want to create.


Unit 8 will contain an overall summary of what students have learned and how they can apply the principles from The 3 Vital Questions into their everyday lives (both at work and at home). We will also guide learners towards holding themselves accountable for their own actions.

meet the trainer

Daniela's motto:

"If you don’t become true you at your best, who will?"

Daniela Daubnerová

Certified leadership coach and trainer, architect of development projects for leadership and culture. Managing Director of the d'Atelier.

20 years in international projects for corporations, transformation in education. Master trainer.

Talents: Ideation, Connection, Strategy, Empowering others

Certifications: 3VQ certified trainer, PCM typology, Solution Focus Coacching, Krauthammer trainer and consultant.

Expertise and passion for:

  • Building creative communities;

  • Human leadership and teams;

  • Strategic Creative Workshops (Transformational Brainstorming);

  • Personal development, talent development.

References: Volkswagen, Google, Orange, Association of Catholic Schools of Slovakia, Deutsche Shule, Slovak Catholic Charity, Lyreco, Plastic Omnium.


Who can participate?

Youth workers

Each training will be open to three youth workers from each participating organisation. Preference is given to leaders and managers, but it is important that a team member attends in addition to the leader. The selection of these participants will be the responsibility of the individual organisations. Also important is the motivation of the participants to learn and use new practices for the development of the organisation.

The communication language will be English, so at least a basic knowledge of this language will be required. The age of the participants should be 18+. And It is not necessary that the same participants attend all meeting sessions!

By applying to this course, participants commit themselves to actively participate in the whole process, including:

  • reading all the information carefully,

  • communicating timely with the organisers,

  • preparing adequately for the training course,

  • taking actively part in the full duration of the activities,

  • to participate in the evaluation process after the course,

  • to participate in sharing the results and outcomes of the training after the training is over.

Partners of the project

Country / Organization / Contacts of organisations / Number of participants

  • Slovakia / V.I.A.C. - Institut pre podporu a rozvoj mladeze / / 8

  • Czech Republic / Plan B, z.s. / / 3

  • Greece / Praxis / / 3

  • Latvia / Radi Vidi Pats / / 3

  • Italy / Associazione culturale Volere Volare / / 4

  • Lithuania / Ateitininku federacija / / 3

Travel Costs

Air tickets and tickets to the venue are provided by the partner organizations independently, our organisation will then reimburse the cost of their purchase. Participants will receive information about the venue and how to get to the venue well in advance.

Amount of money for traveling

Country / Organization / Max amount of money for travelling

  • Slovakia / V.I.A.C. - Institut pre podporu a rozvoj mladeze / 20

  • Czech Republic / Plan B, z.s. / 180

  • Greece / Praxis / 275

  • Latvia / Radi Vidi Pats / 275

  • Italy / Associazione culturale Volere Volare / 275

  • Lithuania / Ateitininku federacija / 275

To receive reimbursement of travel expenses (plane/bus/train) we need you to deliver us following documents:

  • Invoice of your flight tickets, originals of bus or train tickets (invoice received from the airline/bus company if you buy the tickets online or from the travelling agency if you buy the tickets via an agency);

  • Boarding pass (from both ways).

*Please note that that travel costs will be reimbursed only for those who:

  • stay for the whole period of the training (travel days are 26th of June and 3rd of July, 2022);

  • who fill the final report after the training is over;

  • actively participate in sharing the results and outcomes of the training after the training is over.



Beakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks are all included. Also individual eating habits of participants will be taken into account, but don't be afraid to try Slovak traditionals!


The project will take place in the village Oravská Lesná, what is located on the western edge of the whole Orava region. Participants are very welcomed to stay during the project in the Hotel Severka what is surrounded by beautiful nature. This guesthouse strives to create pleasant environment to make guests feel at home.


Pension Severka

029 57 Oravská Lesná 765

Phone: +421 43 5524590


How to arrive?

First of all you need to arrive on 26th of June, but depart on 3rd of July. And we recommend two options:

Through krakow

  1. Take a flight to Krakow;

  2. From Krakow bus station take a bus to Dolný Kubín;

As you exit the Krakow's airport you need to get to Krakow Main Bus station. And on the stations upper floor you can take Flix Bus to Dolný Kubín.

  1. Take a bus from Dolný Kubín to Oravská Lesná.

*Mostly there are no direct connection to Dolný Kubín, so you need to change in Lokca.

! Please download traffic app "CP" or visit their site to check all timetables of Slovakia's public transport !

through bratislava

  1. Take a flight to Bratislava (or to Vienna and then take a bus to Bratislava);

  2. From Bratislava take a train to Kraľovany;

  3. From Kraľovany take a train to Dolný Kubín;

Below you can find the link where to find the trains from Bratislava:

  1. Take a bus from Dolný Kubín to Oravská Lesná.

*Mostly there are no direct connection to Dolný Kubín, so you need to change in Lokca.

! Please download traffic app "CP" or visit their site to check all timetables of Slovakia's public transport !

Check bus timetables before planning a route!

First bus in Sunday goes at 8.40, but last at 20.40. Both go trough Lokca, but there is one direct at 14.16.

More transport can be found in the button below.

Covid 19 Regulations:

You can find updated entry requirements on the following link:


It is the participant's responsibility to obtain full insurance for themselves. This includes travel insurance, medical insurance or European Health Insurance Card.

Deadline application:

The deadline for submitting project applications is June 16th 2022.



+421 904 541 695