Our support is tailored to the needs of your group - in terms of what we cover and how we deliver it.
We take inspiration from a variety of educational approaches, to put together a session for you that is engaging and participatory. We support you to draw on and share your own experience; we can also offer tips from our own experiences and insights from other groups. Where possible we give you new shared experiences in the workshops that you can use together to explore an issue or practise your skills.
Our focus is on designing and facilitating participatory processes, enabling participants to contribute equally, to be heard and to be involved in the final decision.
We are particularly experienced in supporting groups that use consensus decision making - see our written consensus and facilitation resources.
We will take time to understand your group or organisation, and prepare thoroughly to create a well-structured plan which best fits what you are looking for. This might include some back and forth with different members of the group to check we're getting it right. Where possible, we are also ready to adapt those plans in response to what emerges on the day!
The experience we bring to groups comes from our significant involvement in environmental and social justice campaigns and community groups, from anti-fracking to renters unions to a queer dance night. As well as being closely connected to the movements we work with, we have 60 years combined experience of delivering training in a wide variety of contexts.