Dagna Gmitrowicz

Dagna Gmitrowicz - a senior trainer in the field of nonformal education, conducting international/national training and facilitating conferences since 2001. Creator of innovative educational tools and curriculum - Academy of Nonformal Education (PAJP), TOSCA training cycle, learning cycle in BECC Bridge to Cultural Centres, Colours and Needs cards, and many more. Member of several international trainers' pools (It's up to Me, TOSCA, European Solidarity Corp Polish NA pool and other). The member of the International Society for Self-Directed Learning after giving a lecture during SSDL Symposium 2020 in USA/Florida. Dagna Gmitrowicz is also a professional painter, and performer actively participating in a cultural scene in Germany and Poland, actively supporting cultural events and projects. Website: www.dagna.space Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dagnagmitrowicz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dagna.space TOY profile: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/toy/dagna-gmitrowicz.1048/ Click here to read more about Dagna Gmitrowicz
  • Why did I choose this tool? According to Dr. Melanie Dodd, “The impact architecture has on a person’s mood is huge. Arguably these are fundamentals of architecture: not how it looks, but how we feel it, through the way it allows us to act, behave, think, and reflect.” How does this apply to being a trainer? Trainers facilitate the learning…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? Stepping into the Positive Emotional State may empower your professional life and boost your creativity to a level that was not attained before. Asking for positive feedback may strengthen solution-oriented focus in professional relationships with your colleagues. How does this apply to a trainer? As trainers we are quite often focused on our deficits…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? Trainers work with groups and individuals. Some processes are happening far beyond our perception or understanding. Sometimes trainers don’t understand their own emotions towards particular participants and vice versa. That is why it is necessary to ask for supervision and learn from this experience. Supervision is a way of feed-backing and supporting undergoing professional…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? This is a topic I have been working with a lot lately. From personal experience I can share that although focusing on our strengths seems a more enjoyable process, until we have faced and assimilated our darkest side, we will only be living in an illusion of who we really are. Exploring our shadow…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? The purpose is to provide you with suggestions for the future and to help you achieve a positive change in the behaviors which you have selected. This very short and dynamic exercise provides an enormous insight and inspires for further development. How does this apply to a trainer? We are constantly learning, and at…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? The individual assessment via feedback could be an important factor in your professional development as well as a way to empower learning and mutual development among members of your community. The more people you involve into your professional assessment, the more you get empowered, and at the same time, the quicker your community would…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? A movie is a powerful tool: “Who has not walked out of a movie theater feeling sad, scared, inspired, or otherwise moved? Movies can potentially open a person’s eyes to new solutions to any number of difficulties and may provide many therapeutic benefits in addition to entertainment. They might offer hope, provide role models,…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? Who is completely satisfied with all parts of their personality? I know I’m not, at least not now, while I’m writing this. In the postmodern era, when people are highly conscious about themselves and the need to grow and develop, many people fail in doing it simply because they didn’t have the right knowledge…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? It is extremely important for personal development to have an experience of a well-planned and conscious peer learning. It has two advantages: 1. It deepens our own learning outcomes. 2. It gives us a unique experience how to design a learning experience for another person. Both elements are crucial for the learning to learn…

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  • Learning Styles

    Why did I choose this tool? Knowing one’s own preferences in terms of learning styles is an incredible and invaluable source of help in structuring and organizing our learning experiences and therefore the development of the competence to identify learning objectives & pursue them proactively. How does it apply to a trainer? Trainers can get to know themselves and their…

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