Establishes a supportive relationship with learnersPromoting creativity, problem solving and out of the box thinkingSkill to establish a supportive relationship with learnersUnderstanding and facilitating individual and group learning process

H assessment

The self-evaluation will broaden your awareness about yourself and it is the very first step to practice your skill. If you want your skill to be improved, you should take into account “Action points” and try them out during your first learning/training activity.

Why did I choose this tool?

The ‘H’ Assessment is a simple self-monitoring and self-evaluation tool to explore the positive and negative reasons for your ability to create supportive relationships with learners and to suggest action ideas to improve it.

How does this apply to being a trainer?

Main content:

‘H’ assessment

Time Needed: This activity can be undertaken individually in a short period of time for example, approximately 60 minutes.

Key Steps

  1. Make a “H” shape on A4 paper / in your notebook
  2. In the left-hand column write positive reasons (what helps you to build up supportive relationships with learners?),
  3. In the right-hand column, a negative reasons (what doesn’t help you to build up supportive relationships with learners?)
  4. In the top center area of the H-shape write the question “How well do I establish supportive relationships with learners?
  5. At the left-end of the horizontal centerline of the H write 0 or ‘not at all well’ or a sad face symbol, and at the right-end of this line write 10 or ‘extremely well’ or a smiling face symbol.
  6. Write down negative reasons on the left-hand side of the H- form.
  7. Write down positive reasons on the left-hand side of the H- form.
  8. Decide upon a score between 0 and 10 or with the scale you are using.
  9. Think about in which way the current situation, as represented by all the positive and negative reasons, could be improved. This is carried out to record your ideas in the bottom centre half of the H-form.
  10. Give yourself x number of days to improve the “Score”. Try out those “Actions/ways” at your first training activity.

Reflection questions:

How this exercise helped you to understand your relationship with learners?

How could this reflection help you to have supportive relationships with learners in terms of creativity? Will it help you to be more creative and will it help you to encourage the creativity of your learners?


Co-author of the article: Agne Kvikliene

 Agne Kvikliene – professional IT project manager who sometimes works as a trainer helping people to build organizational changes, strategies and ensure the quality.  She had been working with training programmes and coordinated national trainers’ pool at National Agency of EU programmes for youth. While having experience in training, educating people she initiated training quality standards and raised the topic of trainers competences development. The biggest achievement for her was to lead Eastern partnership youth forum which was a milestone for the strengthening the quality of the non-formal education and the partnership among the EU and EaP countries. It became a continuous activity happening once in a two year.

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Co-author of the article: Povilas Plukas

Povilas Plukas is the learning designer who designs experiences that grow personalities and helps organisations to reach their learning goals. Over the last 10 years he provides training courses on personal development, interpersonal communication, teamwork, change management, learning to learn, social entrepreneurship, gamification and game design. Povilas is a member of International Applied Improvisation network. He studied improvisation at Second City, a world-famous improv school in Chicago. He is partner in the consulting company Kitokie Projektai. The company has been active both in Lithuania and internationally since 2000.

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Editor: Donatas Petkauskas

is professional supervisor, coach and experiential learning trainer, having more than 15 years of experience in consulting various organizations and individuals, creating and conducting training course on national and international levels. Donatas has extensive experience in non-formal education, training of youth workers and trainers. He is working in the field of non-formal education since 2003, since 2004 he is a member of trainers pool of Lithuanian National Agency (currently an alumni).

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H assessment method was not invented by the authors. There is no right reference of this method. Moreover, the method was adapted to this specific by authors.Photo by Yolande Conradie on Unsplash

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