Leilani van Rheenen

Leilani van Rheenen

has been active in youth work, training and coaching since 2008. Her specialty is emotional intelligence, emotional fitness, since it is the primary ingredient in competences such as inter-cultural competence, learning to learn, cooperating successfully in teams, etc. Leilani’s contribution will combine the information and methods she has created with the vast array of tried and tested materials available. Leilani has developed herself as a trainer from the Salto training for trainers, but also from renowned coaches and authors, and adapted methods learned from these sources to meet the needs of youth workers.
  • Why did I choose this tool? The iceberg model, as well as the 10 cultural dimensions profile, are useful tools for reflecting on our own culture and automatic behaviors, and reflecting on that of others. How does this apply to being a trainer? The ability to see beyond the surface and to understand others more in depth is essential in…

    Read More »
  • Why did I choose this tool? There is no simple way of dealing with this topic, and if we try to make it into a step by step formula we risk falling into the trap of oversimplification described above. This TED talk by Elif Şafak addresses the topic in a way that circles a variety of seemingly different topics and…

    Read More »
  • Why did I choose this tool? When I learned about attachment theory, it was a breakthrough for me. It helped me to understand my behavior online and offline, and why certain things mattered so much to me (for example why I would prefer to have a negative response from someone than not to have any response at all). This made…

    Read More »
  • Why did I choose this tool? While there is a lot of material about otherism, where it comes from, its political function, why is it historically relevant and what negative effects we see because of it, there is less directly addressing how we can fight otherism. And more importantly how we can do this not as governments, institutions or even…

    Read More »
  • Why did I choose this tool? How does this apply to being a trainer? The way I see it the difference between being a great trainer rather than just being perhaps a great speaker lies in the ability to “listen to understand”. I have been in trainings where the trainer asks participants if they have a question or comment, and…

    Read More »
  • Why did I choose this tool? I believe that rather than trying to fight stereotypes, it is best to understand what they are and why we are so prone to them. This will give us the understanding we need to teach ourselves and others to make conscious decisions when the situation requires it rather than automatic ones. How does this…

    Read More »
  • Why did I choose this tool? This tool is useful to assess how ready we are to confront and be confronted. If you find that any of these statements don’t yet apply to you, you can begin to focus on that area and strengthen it further so that confronting or being confronted when necessary is not something that you run…

    Read More »
  • Why did I choose this tool? I liked how comprehensive and yet nuanced Compass 2012 was, it seemed to really bear in mind the mindset and needs of the practitioner and believe it provides a very strong basis for human rights education, both in terms of principles, general knowledge and practical activities.                 …

    Read More »
  • Why did I choose this tool? I have seen and experienced that when the concept of human rights is imposed from the outside it is much less effective than when it is encouraged as a self-driven practice. Another issue is that when human rights are only going to be upheld when there is an external authority to enforce them, they…

    Read More »
  • Why did I choose this tool? While there is a lot of talk about extremism and how to fight against it, there is less discussion about why more and more people are turning to it in the first place and how it can be prevented from its root cause rather than by fighting off the symptoms. How does this apply…

    Read More »
Back to top button