Training “Leadership and Communication” 2016 Enrolment




Libre Foundationis an international organization based in the Netherlands, Europe, which specializes in training leadership and communication skills to community leaders, with ongoing projects in different countries. The trainings are conducted by experienced leadership trainers using a very interactive and relevant curriculum that helps community leaders to deal with practical challenges in their organization or community. It is an advanced approach that builds on very empowering, reflective and ‘confrontational’ methods for leadership development.

Libre Foundation offers the training without tuition fees to small community organizations who are not accessing other leadership courses. Their trainers work on a voluntary basis; Libre Foundation covers costs for their travel and accommodation. Libre Foundation works with local contact persons in developing countries who bring together a group of interested, qualified participants from community organizations. The training is organized very low profile: no allowances, no fancy venues.

The Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) is a Vietnamese non-profit organization legally registered in 2009. CSDS is addressing development issues in Vietnam with particular focuses on climate change for environment protection, women empowerment through sustainable livelihood support, children support through social inclusion, youth development through international exchange, non-formal education and youth social initiatives support.  For more information, please visit:

Training Overview

Scheduled: Fri 21-Tue 25 Oct 2016, 8.30 am to 4.30pm

Location: Ho Chi Minh city

Trainer: Jean-Pierre Pinckaers



A training consists of 5 consecutive days, most of the time from Monday to Friday. The number of participants will be 10-15. Training hours will be 8.30am to 4.30pm. The facilitator is an experienced Dutch trainer of Libre Foundation. The course is participatory with a lot of interaction, examples and exercises. There will be hardly any lectures or theoretical approaches.

Libre Foundation aims at growth in personal leadership, self-esteem, communication skills and the ability to collaborate with the people around you.

The training focuses on interpersonal verbal communication skills (such as: active listening, giving feedback, speaking in public) and basic leadership skills (such as: time management, motivating your staff, conflict management, coaching, problem solving, team work, inspiring people). You will learn to use an open and fair communication style in order to increase your leadership qualities. The training content will be customized to each participants’ needs and existing leadership style. Active discussion, role play and other group-based exercises will be an essential part of our training.

Participants will work on:

  • improving their communication skills
  • improving their way of addressing a (small) audience
  • finding more effective ways in dealing with disagreements and conflicts
  • learning how to give and receive honest feedback
  • learning about intercultural communication
  • improving  their budgeting, planning and report writing
  • learning how to be a more genuine leader, how to be able to let your subordinates shine and improve
  • any other situations or issues in their project that they would like to address


One year after the training, Libre Foundation will offer a follow-up refresher course (2 days). Participants of our 5 day training commit to attend this follow-up training.

The costs

Our part: For this training there will be no tuition fee. Costs for the trainer will be fully covered.

A basic lunch, tea/coffee and water will be provided. Venue costs will be avoided by the coordinator.

Your part: There are no allowances. Participants will have to cover their own travel costs and accommodation as a contribution to the free learning experience.

Participants shall pay a deposit of 1.000.000 VND and will be returned after completing the training program.

Please note that organizations with a budget larger than € 100.000 are not considered a ‘small Community Organization’ as described in our Entrance Criteria and thus will be asked to pay an entrance fee of € 80.



Application Form: DOWN LOAD FORM IN HERE

Deadline: 10:00 pm, 17th September 2016

Please answer all the questions on this form as detailed as possible, attach your application form (in PDF) and send  to us both titles of the email and the attached file as: [Libre Training _Full name]. 



Feel free to contact with us:

  • Tuan Anh Khong, Local Project Coordinator (LPC), Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)
  • Email:
  • Tel: 0948 250 324


Author: Lien Quan

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