You are an artist who would like to share your artistic skills with others, to work as an artistic coach in youth work, (art/music/dance) schools or creative projects? In this workshop, you will learn some basics about coaching, verbal and non-verbal communication as well as group dynamics.




Training methods

Target groups

Artists, Creative and Cultural Professions, Trainers/Coaches


for all sectors, photography, visual and graphic arts, music, webdesign, dance, media, performing arts

Level of experience





This training combines information about communication and group dynamics psychology with several practical exercises.


  • experiences in working with groups
  • non-verbal communication patterns
  • motivation to work as a coach
  • group dynamics: social affiliation and mechanisms of demarcation
  • conflict management: levels of escalation and possible interventions


  • Introduction, Agenda
  • Exchange of experiences
  • Behaviour and impact – exercises on awareness of own non-verbal communication patterns

(Lunch break)
  • My motivation to work as a coach: single and small group work, presentation to the plenary, discussion
  • Input and practical exercises on group dynamics
  • Input and practical exercises on conflict management
  • Evaluation and closing


  • to gain awareness of own verbal and non-verbal communication patterns
  • to take first steps of modifying own communication patterns to become a more effective coach
  • to reflect own motivation of being a coach
  • to learn basics of communication psychology and group dynamics
  • to become empowered to manage conflict situations in groups


Participants will be more aware of communication and of their bodylanguage. They will now basics about coaching, about giving and receiving feedback and about group dynamics.


  • Video projector
  • Whiteboard or Flipchart
  • Markers, pens and papers
  • large room with stackable chairs


Online Questionnaire (Google Drive)

Support material

Handouts on conflicts and motivation that are shared with the participants

Other related recommended resources

Books on communication psychology by Friedemann Schulz von Thun; Christoph Gordalla/Martin Baumann: Gruppenarbeit – Methoden, Techniken, Anwendungen. Stuttgart (UTB), 2014


6 h


up to 28

Course language(s)

Deutsch, Français, Español, English

Past track experience

since 2011


Andreas Kern


ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN)


Sascha Düx


under the project Routes to Employment


📎 Module PDF (0.11 MB)

Personal curriculum

This Curriculum was developed with funding from the EU programme ERASMUS+ as Strategic Partnership in the field of Vocational Education and Training.
This curriculum reflects only the authors’ views; the European Commission and the ERASMUS+ national agencies are not responsible for any use that may be made of the informations it contains.

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ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN)

ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN) is a non-profit association that promotes cultural and social diversity in arts and media, strengthening of diversity conscious youth work as well as promotion of international exchanges and international youth mobility.