Papers from Moving Beyond Mobility Conference, Berlin 2008
FAIJU – an Assessment Center to Develop Skills for Volunteers Working in International Youth Exchange
Experiment e.V., Germany
The three non-profit student exchange organizations AFS, Experiment and YFU have been carrying out a special assessment center for the development of skills necessary for volunteers working in international student exchange. In this paper we will present the goals and intentions behind this tool and also discuss the use of human resources development tools in youth exchange. The training of volunteers plays a significant role in all organizations enabling volunteers to be able to conduct the preparation of participants on a high level. The special assessment center presents a new way of assuring quality. Participants are enabled to focus on their individual strengths and weaknesses by receiving expert advice during this weekend long training.