The third main result of the Silver project was the design of a training curriculum for managers and HR professionals with the goal of an active aging style and retirement for senior employees. The training programme is structured in three modules as follows:
MODULE I - What is needed to create an age friendly workplace
MODULE II–Senior employees 55+:Characteristics and the specifics
MODULE III – What is needed to design a smooth transition to retirement
In Greece, the training was conducted by KMOP–Social Action and Innovation Centre and took place in
two online sessions via ZOOM, with a total of 24 participants. The pilot was implemented by the two psychologists, who had attended the “Train the Trainers” training in Slovenia.
Most of the participants were CEOs, managers, HR professionals, and NGO staff. Some of them were above 55 years old, while some employees close to retirement participated as well. The first session included a presentation of the SILVER project and its results, followed by the first two modules of the training, while the second one was more interactive, with the implementation of the third module and its activities. Finally, since older workers attended, it was a good opportunity to pilot some of the tools of Intellectual Output 4.
All participants were very active during the training and appreciated the content. They also expressed their interest in the other materials of the SILVER project, and the participation of the final phase of the piloting of the audio-visuals and the toolbox (Intellectual Output 4). The feedback questionnaires were very positive and the answers to most of the questions were “Agree” or “Completely Agree”
In Denmark, En3karriereheld held the third of a total of four planned and completed workshops at Helicopter Wingon for 23 participants–including 8 with HR and management functions and 15 senior employees from 54-66 years. Total results from the four workshops 19 participated with functions within management and HR.
At the end of the workshop, questionnaires were distributed to the participants, where they especially with crosses have the opportunity to make their experience and benefits known. The overall result shows a very high level of satisfaction with the workshop among HR, managers and senior employees 55+. The majority have gained new insights that contribute to them changing plans both for the near future at work and subsequently in life after work
This website has been accomplished during the project "SILVER: PROMOTING A CAREER IN THE THIRD AGE", Grant Agreement no. 2020-1-UK01-KA204-078907, implemented with financial support of the European Commission by the Erasmus+ Programme.
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