Darko Mitevski

Darko Mitevski has been an international trainer, project manager and youth worker since 2002. In his career, he has been a trainer for different kinds of NGOs and social enterprises, a lecturer at different universities, trainer for companies and consultant for development of organizations. He has been leading the "Train the trainers - It's up to me” which is going to have its 7th edition in 2020 and is the founder of the Trainers Library. He is passionate about innovation, the development of young trainers and transfer of know-how. Darko has created many manuals, tools, guides in a formal and non-formal education environment. He has experience in managing virtual multinational teams, leading a different kind of organizations, taking part in a variety of task forces and initiatives. He has an MBA degree and a Bachelors in Business Administration.
  • The model “4 levels of listening” developed by Otto Scharmer, the mastermind of the famous Theory U, provides a great opportunity for teams to cultivate the capacity to deal successfully with challenging emotional situations. Listening is not the same as hearing. On a purely physical level, the “hearing” occurs thanks to your ears and consequently your brain. When you are…

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  • When working in training teams it is quite crucial to be aligned not only on the goal and the direction but also on the resources, the strengths and the ambitions for personal growth of each team member. Such alignment would create a team culture of authenticity and will enable synergy. The Handprint tool is a simple and creative, self-reflection questionnaire…

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  • By encouraging colleagues, you support them in recognizing their strengths and resources so that they can become aware of their power and are more capable to make decisions and choices. The article gives a clearer explanation of what encouragement is, gives specific tips on how to encourage colleagues at a greater level. Have you ever been in a situation where…

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  • Trust and team spirit are a core aspect for a team to be successful in the long term. It is a critical indicator of cohesive teams. When people join teams where there is a high level of trust and positive team spirit, they become attached to the team and do not want to leave the job, even if other job…

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  • The GROW coaching model by Sir John Whitmore is a proven model that brings structure in a coaching conversation with your colleagues. It allows facilitation of learning that is based on personal needs, insights and decisions to move forward, which enables ownership of personal and professional development. This model is especially useful when teams of trainers want to cultivate a…

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  • Conflicts are part of the natural process of any relationship including the ones with your teammates. A conflict can happen because of miscommunication and misunderstanding, but also because due to differences of approaches, opinions, attitudes and perspectives on a situation, or in some instances lack of resources. Acknowledging the conflict as part of the teamwork it’s only the first step…

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  • https://elements.envato.com/bright-green-push-pin-concept-P74UYTX So, you have a problem within the team. Well, that’s not only good, but it’s needed when there are healthy disagreements. In these following articles, we will talk about some ways of how those conflicts and disagreements can be addressed. Why did I choose this tool? It takes years to master the skill of recognizing the conflicts and addressing…

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  • When there is conflicts or disagreements, there must be a basic understanding of the situation. What are the conditions, the goals, the bargaining positions, the scope of negotiations, and the attitude while negotiating and looking for a solution? In this article, we will look at the basics of understanding and identifying the problem. It doesn’t matter if you are a…

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  • Good communication tops most people’s lists of important skills for working in a team. One of the most important person-to-person communication skills is the ability to give and receive criticism effectively. It is also one of the most challenging skills. In the text bellow, we are going to talk about some techniques that can be used for developing the ability…

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  • Many people get defensive and stressed when receiving negative feedback or criticism. Sometimes after receiving that feedback, the personal relationship deteriorates, there might be a counter-attack and escalation of the situation even if the other person had all the best intentions. While working in a team it is crucial to be aware of and develop an ability to receive feedback…

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