Snapshots of the online Train the Trainers sessions
The Urban GoodCamp Train the Trainers' session was held in October 2022 on Zoom. Delivered by members from Aalto University, the session was intended to provide an overview of the Urban GoodCamp project and its different layers. The session was hosted by Natalia Villaman, with the help of colleagues Marcela Acosta and Saara Kuikka.
Together we delved into the structure of the programme, its educational goals, the role and commitment of all partners involved and useful information on timelines and reporting. At the same time, a complementary document was introduced: the Urban GoodCamp's Pilot Implementation Strategy. The document, representing WP5's first deliverable, is meant to act as a replicable guide to understand and implement the current and future versions of the project. It includes all the contents from the Train the Trainers' session, as well as more practical and detailed information on the different aspects of the events to be held.
Finally, the trainers introduced a series of supporting tools for partners to help them plan, keep track and organise their own work. Taking the form of templates, visual aids, presentations and checklists, the partners at Aalto University wanted to provide concrete means to make the planning traceable, easy to document and relatable for all partners involved.
After the training, it was time for questions. This time was used to ask for feedback on the session itself, and on the contents of the Pilot Implementation Strategy as well. WP5 duly noted existing needs and gaps that were subsequently implemented (such as the need for dissemination guidelines or feedback collection surveys) and were disseminated among all partner organizations.
This instance proved to be a great exercise to understand the magnitude and importance of the Urban GoodCamp project. Yet at the same time, it turned out to be a moment in which to recognize the hard work being put forth by all those involved.