Welcome to the Train the Trainer program from the penguin project.
In this training program cultural workers are accompanied for a year whilst they develop new ways to understand their motivations, context and ability to influence their working culture towards a fair and rewarding relationship of mutual growth.
The objective of the “Train the Trainer” program is to disseminate the penguin methods and tools to enable formal and informal peer-to-peer learning in the independent cultural sector. For that purpose the program brings together a group of 10 cultural workers from all over Europe for a 10 month learning journey. During the program this group of penguin trainees learn about the theoretical underpinnings and the method of the penguin project. But most importantly they will apply the penguin tools in practice and learn how to make their own and their centres working culture more sustainable.
We hope that after the program our graduates will stay in contact with the penguin project and - through working with various cultural centres - contribute to a more sustainable working culture throughout the independent cultural sector.
Prepared himself for the challenge of the penguin project by doing a PhD in social sciences and also working in Die Bäckerei - Kulturbackstube for eight years. He loves his little son Rowan, reading books, but also rockclimbing for some reason. In the penguin project he is responsible for idea and concept development, field research and for all the beautiful words you are reading here.
Shawn Antoni Wright
Studied fine arts in Wales while earning his money by laying train tracks. He has learned about the relationship between structure and movement during a life of martial arts. After earning big money but little meaning in China he decided to move to Czech Republic and work for Cooltour to find out if more meaning and less money would make him a happier person. Five years and many Budweisers later he then followed his girlfriend to Innsbruck and luckily found a job in Die Bäckerei - Kulturbackstube. In the penguin project he is responsible for idea and concept development, field research and for the beautiful design and illustrations you are looking at.
Freelance artist based in Czech Republic. After graduating from the SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, she devoted herself to teaching at Janáček’s Conservatory and developing the movement approach of AcroPartnering. She uses it to research different approaches of dance and circus and connect the circus and dance community. She believes that dance belongs to public spaces to open dialog with our audience. As the founder of MOVE Ostrava, she curates the MOVE Fest festival. “For me, the Penguin project is actually psycho hygiene for cultural workers. My focus is in the body and also the connection of art and creation.
Is a partner at the Salzburg office of Trigon Entwicklungsberatung. She has been working as an organisational development consultant since 2010 and will contribute her rich experience in this field to the penguin project. Margit thrives for accompanying people and groups through developmental journeys along their real questions. This urge to get to the bottom of things and start working from there is what connects her to the penguin project. Together with her partner she has four kids and their house is full of life. Balancing out the different nourishing aspects of life is what she enjoys most these days.
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