The Results of the project

THENOVA team has produced 3 core outputs


Theater-based training program for SMEs trainers

The training program aimed at enabling SMEs trainers to use theater-based techniques when designing and delivering their training sessions to companies’ employees. The contents of this train-the-trainer program were, on the one hand, derived from the trainers’ needs analysis conducted at the beginning of the project. On the other hand, actors’ network RHENANIA provided relevant inputs in terms of which theater and performance methods could be used by SMEs trainers and therefore be included to the program. The program was validated in terms of its pilot delivery to 12 SMEs trainers from participating THENOVA institutions.

Now the training program, including the delivery concept, is available for free to other training provider institutions, or individual SME trainers for adoption and further use.

Feel free to download the preferred language version of the training program on the right!


Theater-based training sessions for SMEs staff

Trained SME trainers from THENOVA partner institutions designed and delivered 25 theater-based training sessions, which dealt with different topics all around SMEs working and communication processes. Trainers were free in selecting the topics, the challenge was to create suitable training scenarios and deliver them to their clientele using theater and performance methods! In total, 220 employees from Austrian, German, Greek, and Polish enterprises took part in these pilot theater-based training sessions.

THENOVA trainers collected the descriptions of their trainng session scenarios, including findings from the implementation and evaluation, and made them available for interested parties for free. These descriptions might be very helpful for SME trainers wishing to learn from their peers and innovate their own training scenarios.

Feel free to download the descriptions of pilot THENOVA theater-based training sessions in the preferred language.



Theater-based Open Educational Resources (OERs)

The most of us did, do or will have links to the labour market, as an employee, manager, trainee, apprentice or whoever else. Surely, we have asked ourselves how to effectively organize work in teams, or resolve conflicts, or give feedback, or conduct a successful job interview?

A series of short learning videos designed and developed by the THENOVA team showcased in an edutaining manner typical situations we could face at workplace. These videos did not aim to provide the audience with ready-made recipes or instructions. We rather wanted you to reflect upon the characters and situations performed, to match them with your own experience, to try some exercises, and to finally change your behaviors at workplace to the benefit of yourself and of your company!

In total, 30 learning videos were recorded, edited, and made freely accessible to wider audience in terms of OERs via THENOVA YouTube channel.

These OERs can be valorized in different ways: they can perfectly enrich the IO1 Theater-based training program and therefore facilitate the adoption of the program by other training institutions. Or they can be used as stand-alone learning resources by trainers, employees or even by general public.  

The videos were originally produced in the local languages of tHENOVA partners and provided with English subtitles allowing the best possible outreach.

The duration of each video ranged between 5-10 minutes.

Click on the button below and explore the full THENOVA playlist!

About the project

A Project for Theater-based training for supporting innovations in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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