Dominique Bénard, school psychologist and vocational guidance adviser, has held senior positions in several youth organizations: Scouts de France (Educational Program and Training Executive, Executive Commissioner); Association Française des Volontaires du Progrès (Director, Recruitment and Training); World Scout Bureau (Director, European Scout Office, Director, Educational Methods and Deputy Secretary General). Since 2008 he has been the coordinator of Indaba-Network. His work is focused on collaborative learning and the transition from adolescence to adulthood. He is developing non-formal educational programs for young people, especially in developing countries: Chad, Niger, Haiti, Afghanistan, Madagascar and Congo (RDC), in conjunction with NGOs and international organizations such as the Refugee Education Trust, FAO and the International Youth Foundation.
Languages: French, English.
Dominique is French and lives in Bogève, Haute-Savoie, France.
Dominique has been a general practitioner in Vienne, France, since 2000, in the Malissol district classified as a “sensitive urban zone”: a poor area, but young and multicultural. He has also been president of the Medical-Surgical Meetings of Vienne, a continuing medical education association, since 2004. He was previously an emergency physician.
Dominique has had many commitments as a volunteer in Scouting and in the field of development cooperation. He was Chairman of the Development Cooperation Service, a French organization sending volunteers to developing countries.
Dominique is also an educator and an adult trainer. Former National Executive for the senior section of the Scouts et Guides de France, he developed considerable expertise in the field of health education and educational programs for youth with disabilities. Since 2005, he has been responsible for health missions for the Scouts et Guides de France.
Dominique is French and lives in Vienne, near Lyon, France.
Hector has a university degree in educational psychology with a specialization in E-learning, Community Education, and Play and Creativity.
Former head of educational programs at the Inter-American Scout Office, he has extensive experience in designing non-formal education programs. He is capable of leading interdisciplinary work teams at national or international level to study and implement such programs. He is an expert in designing and implementing adult education courses and in planning and implementing educational events for young people.
He has extensive experience in designing, writing and publishing educational materials.
Languages : Spanish, French, English.
Hector is Argentinian and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professor of French literature, Michel Seyrat was one of the key leaders of French Scouting. He has extensive experience in educational programs for young adults. He has written numerous Scouting manuals. He is an expert in the management of youth organizations.
Journalist, novelist, editor, Michel runs cultural programs on television and radio.
His area of expertise covers a large range: designing relevant educational programs that meet the current needs of young people, publishing textbooks, developing publishing projects (books, magazines), designing multimedia communication strategies (press, radio, TV). He is also able to initiate, monitor and train young adults in the design of cultural projects (collective writing, drama, etc.).
Languages: French, English.
Michel is French and lives near Nice, France.