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Educational Strategies

LSS is a Non Formal  Education program in which the content is adapted from the needs of the participants, and their organisations, in order to maximize the learning. LSS Educational Strategies are learner centered, focused on practical skills, knowledge sharing and best-practices exchanges. Therefore, participants involvement is crucial.

Through various types of learning activities, the project encourages participants to explore different organisational and leadership approaches of international projects, to share and learn from management best practices, and to practice the acquired skills which would prepare them for their future responsibilities. The main learning activities are the following…


A training session is an interactive learning activity between a trainer and participants, trainees; during which the trainer aims at facilitating the acquisition or development of trainees’ knowledge, skills and competencies on a specific topic.

With over 50 dedicated hours, training sessions are the main learning activities, for which the topics are defined, for every edition, to match the needs and expectations of participants and their organisations.

The methodologies used to transfer knowledge revolve around theory presentations, practical experimentation, workshops, case studies, peer sharing and feedback exchange.

Through training participants also learn how to pass their newly gained skills and knowledge to their colleagues from their organisations.

non formal education at LSS 2012


During facilitated times, participants are invited to reflect on the sessions and happenings of the day, their learning points, to put their findings into perspective with the other days. They are also invited to share their impressions, discoveries, experiences and/or highlights.

For this activity, participants a divided in groups to which is assigned a trainer. The group structure is used to enhance the sharing process.

The trainer contributes in facilitating the internalization process: the transformation of collected information into personal knowledge.

discussion group at LSS 2011


During the social program activities, participants are invited to share about their cultures, organisations, backgrounds, personalities in more informal approaches.

Moreover, they are in contact with the host’s culture as the organisation committee provides themed animations and cultural activities.

social activities


LSS is composed of about 20 different types of learning activities that foster introspection, creativity, active participation, sharing, collaboration, peer support, personal and organisation discoveries. Some of them are described in the News section and others kept for you to discover them in situ.