FACILITATION OF PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES – online workshop
December 12 @ 3:00 pm – December 14 @ 6:00 pm CET190,00€ – 250,00€
Dates: 12 & 14 December 2023
Time: 3-6pm CET
In today’s changing world, hierarchical structures are less and less effective, and the development of viable decisions requires participation. But sitting in a circle and using interactive methods might not be enough for a truly participatory process. Creating space and leading the process requires attention from the facilitator on many levels – knowledge about group dynamics, maintaining a balance between the process and achieving goals, and even reviewing the facilitator’s own beliefs and understanding how our attitude can affect the process.
You will get acquainted with different phases of participatory processes in this workshop, and learn how to create transparent decision-making procedures. You will discover how to foster participation and enable teamwork based on democratic values. You will be able to apply your learnings to different contexts such as processes of innovation, collaboration, ideation and decision-making.
This workshop, combining two three-hour-long live sessions with asynchronous individual tasks, is for all those of you who already have some experience in facilitation and are looking to deepen the knowledge about participatory process, inspiration, exchange, new tools and approaches. Through peer-to-peer learning you will connect and exchange with other facilitators and education practitioners on an international level.
This workshop covers:
- how to create democratic and inclusive learning spaces: the decision-making processes are transparent, participation is fostered, and participants experience democracy in teamwork
- getting to know the different phases of participatory processes
- getting to know which different attitudes, methods and tools can help you enable participatory decision-making and how to apply them in your facilitation
- how you can apply your learnings to different contexts such as processes of innovation, collaboration, ideation and decision-making
You will experience:
- a good balance between theory and practice delivered in two three-hour-long online sessions via Zoom
- a purpose-driven and process-oriented training design
- self-directed learning and work on three levels: knowledge, skills, attitude
- interactive online sessions by experienced facilitators
- access to a learning community, with opportunities to exchange ideas and gain feedback from other participants
This workshop is for you if:
- you already bring in some basic experience in working with groups or moderating
- you are facilitating group processes and need to structure your knowledge and obtain new methods
- you search for ways, methods and tools on how to involve different experiences and voices
- you want to connect with other facilitators, project managers and educators to exchange and learn from each other on an international level
This workshop is part of the Facilitator Qualification Course – a 1-year long learning journey that gets you fully equipped as a facilitator knowing how to create democratic learning spaces, to design and facilitate group processes of participation, co-creation and learning. If you would like to get more information , please click here.
Bětka Wójcik’s background is in pedagogy and she has worked as an educator and facilitator since 2010. Her topical expertise includes dialogue and empathic communication (NVC), conflict transformation, youth empowerment, civic and non-formal education. She enjoys both online and offline facilitation and she is passionate about creating safe spaces for real exchange and learning together. Working with people and designing methods and trainings brings her often to the state of “flow”. At her community work, she supports and co-creates projects and complex programs which empower young people, changemakers and communities in Poland and Georgia. The dream about creating a world where everybody’s needs matter drives and motivates her to work.
Natalya Trambovetska is keen on asking questions and does it as a profession. She is a facilitator in non-formal civic education, and a trainer in organizational and personal development. She has been designing and conducting educational programs for more than 10 years, and supporting facilitators in their professional development as a supervisor. Natalya is the co-founder of the NGO “Insha Osvita” and the co-author of several manuals for facilitators. Over the last year Natalya has been actively working online, helping teams and organizations create an effective space for education and interaction.