Lead-In: Mentoring for Adult Education Leaders: Skills to Promote Participation, Gender Balance, Inclusion

Vidzeme University College Lifelong Learning Centre,
Valmiera, Latvia
e-mail: Inguna.Jurgelane@va.lv
phone: +371 64207227

SIA "Baltic Bright",
Riga, Latvia
e-mail: vita.zunda@balticbright.lv
phone: +371 29127527


EURO-training, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
European Innovation Centre, Kaunas, Lithuania
Swedish Living Center, Vastervik, Sweden
BAOBAB, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain
Baltic Network for Adult Learning, Stockholm, Sweden

The aim of LEAD-IN project is to improve the skills of adult education leaders to lead in other people into the world of non-formal learning. The chosen method is mentoring (blended learning approach, meetings plus social network-based e-mentoring). Special focus of Lead-In project is to understand and learn strategies for increasing participation of men in adult education.

The Project outputs will be:

  1. Mentoring as an approach for improving the skills of adult education leaders;
  2. 2-4 trained mentors per partner country;
  3. 8-12 adult education leaders per partner country have improved their skills through mentoring sessions;
  4. Publication/methodological material: «Mentoring Programme for Adult Education Leaders: Skills, Strategies, Experiences»

The impact will be improved skills of adult education leaders in partner countries, higher participation of learners at their training organizations. Through sustaining the mentoring system and network, which enables effective transfer of best practices, the impact will be expanded to other EU countries.