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First Train-the-Trainer Seminar for Personal Empowerment Program in Munich
From 22. bis 24.2. 2013 the first European PEP Train-the-Trainer Certification took place in Munich under the direction of Johanna Marius and Conny R Montague.
European Coordinator and PEP Trainer “from the outset” Sabine Schmelzer was also present and could support the group with many practical tips.
17 highly motivated participants from 7 countries (Austria, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan) acquainted themselves with the modules of the Personal Empowerment Program, a program which was already developed in the 1960 by American BPW member Virginia Allan Young for the personal and professional development of women and which has been continuously improved since. The PEP Program offers to women the possibility to systematically prepare for leadership roles in the professional, social or private field.
The focus in this train-the-trainer certification were the topics behavior and communication styles in addition to presentation, negotiation and leadership skills, as well as the DISC model. It explains the four typical personality styles and offers concrete support and suggestions for managers.
Despite the tough program with a lot of trainer input and interactive exercises there was enough time to network and an excellent exchange of experiences happened in this team of committed and professional women from all over the world.
With the completion this certification the participants can offer and hold their own PEP Trainings . It is particularly enjoyable that there are two concrete follow-up projects already: one in Germany and one in Estonia.
After this successful premiere the program will be offered again in Munich in 2014: from 21. to 23.February 2014. For further information please contact Johanna Marius (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Conny R Montague.(email@example.com)