This lively and interactive two-day training focuses on participatory tools for facilitators to create inclusive spaces for diverse groups. Suitable for facilitators, educators, trainers, activists, change makers, community builders and workshop leaders.. With Kara Moses. Scroll down for more info.
Whether our focus is education, action or training, working in ways that inspire, engage and empower people without leaving anyone behind will make our groups more effective. How can we facilitate group spaces that encourage participation, maximise engagement and include marginal voices? How can we hold space for divergent opinions?
Working for social change requires people to come together and act collectively. When we form groups to do the work, group dynamics inevitably arise – and within them, the ways in which society privileges some and marginalises others. What are the barriers to participation, and how are people affected by them unequally based on their sex, race, class, gender, sexuality and other societal constructs? How can we make democratic decisions together?
This two-day training focuses on participatory tools for group work and explores how we can create more inclusive spaces for diverse groups. Suitable for facilitators, educators, trainers, activists, change makers, workshop leaders, and anyone who works with groups with an interest in participatory methods.
Day 1 – facilitation tools
• Introduction to participatory facilitation
• Building a group ‘container’
• Pedagogical/learning models
• Participatory facilitation tools
• Hands-on practice, feedback and troubleshooting
Day 2 – facilitating more inclusive groups
• Group dynamics
• Power, privilege and marginalisation
• Inclusion and creating safer spaces
• Facilitating divergent dialogue
• Participatory decision making – consensus and other methods
Trainer: Kara Moses brings ten years of facilitation experience, in a very wide range of contexts, including residential retreats, tense activist meetings and protest camps, spiritual communities, and direct action training. She teaches and facilitates on courses, retreats and Masters programs at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Schumacher College, the Ecodharma Centre, Hawkwood College and St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace, where she is an Associate Fellow. She learnt participatory methods primarily in grassroots activism and is informed by approaches including 8 Shields and Work that Reconnects. Kara works as a freelance facilitator of rewilding, connecting people to nature and training in skills for social and ecological regeneration. More about Kara
St Ethelburga’s is a ‘maker of peace-makers’. We inspire and equip individuals and communities to contribute, in their own particular contexts, to activating a global culture of peace.