Facilitation and Training Approaches for Community Change

October 10 - October 25, 2017 Application deadline: May 15, 2017

Development practitioners, trainers and educators are inspired to influence change in their organizations and communities. Participants will experiment with and share participatory design and facilitation approaches and techniques that improve their skills through hands-on, small group practice.  They engage in peer coaching methods to provide constructive feedback and continuous quality improvement. They strengthen their knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of transformative education that lead to inclusion, equitable decision-making and social change. Collectively, participants develop creative strategies for analyzing issues and overcoming challenges they experience in training and facilitating learning and change in their own diverse contexts


Personal benefits

  • Learn participatory design and facilitation techniques
  • Strengthen knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of transformative, emancipatory adult education and participatory training
  • Build skills to recognize and demonstrate different curriculum design theories and practices, with particular emphasis on participatory approaches
  • Learn creative strategies for analyzing issues and overcoming challenges experienced in facilitation and training in the field

Organizational benefits

  • Design and implement process facilitation within your community and organization;
  • Develop local and international strategies for inter-agency collaboration and networking in participatory education and training

Who should take the program?

This certificate is designed primarily for experienced facilitators and trainers, and those who do a significant amount of facilitation in their work, who want to explore new theories, principles, and practices in participatory adult education and training approaches.

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Tuition 3,000 CAD
Accommodation and meals 1,500 CAD
Total 4,500 CAD

Program costs are subject to change.

All successful applicants are responsible for the cost of travel.

Most qualified candidates receive a scholarship to assist with program costs. Please visit the scholarship page.


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