Participatory Online Workshop

Contact us for CPD and in-house training

Organizing and taking action for change is an educational process. These sessions use ideas and strategies from the work of Paulo Freire, Saul Alinsky and others to help participants to think more clearly about their practice.

Workshops and training sessions are oragnized around the specific needs of your group but may include building alliances, networking, practical steps to engage and retain support for your cause; decision-making, organizational structures, forms of leadership; conflict resolution, group dynamics, negotiating, dialogue; strategy-building, planning, allocating resources; tactics for action, creativity, renewing enthusiasm for action; and action-reflection, training, learning from experience.

We hold occasional one-day taster workshops for individuals to sign up or you may arrange for in-house training for your group.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and continuing university restrictions, we now offer online rather than in-person events.


  • 1

    Building support

    • Building alliances, networking, practical steps to engage and retain support for your cause.

  • 2


    • Decision-making, organizational structures, forms of leadership.

  • 3


    • Conflict resolution, group dynamics, negotiating, dialogue.

  • 4


    • Strategy-building, planning, allocating resources.

  • 5


    • Tactics for action, creativity, renewing enthusiasm for action.

  • 6


    • Action-Reflection, training, learning from experience.


  • The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

    Yes, but please let us know in advance if you wish to change the registration details.

  • Can I update my registration information?

    Yes. Please contact us with any request to update your information.

  • What is the refund policy?

    If you wish to cancel your registration, we will issue a full refund of fees if it is 30 days or longer before the event. For periods less than 30 days, we issue refunds on a pro rata basis. If we cancel an event, we will issue a full refund of fees.

  • Do you allow video or sound recording?

    We do not allow video or sound recording of events unless by prior arrangement.

  • Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

    There are no specific age requirements but anyone under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please contact us if you require further guidance. For security purposes, every visitor will be given a visitor pass to wear in the building. Applies to in-person events only.

  • What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    For events at UCLan Burnley: Burnley Manchester Road railway station is nearby. If coming by car there is limited parking available by arrangement in advance, subject to availability, or there are fee-paying car parking spaces nearby. For other locations we will publish details as appropriate. Applies to in-person events only.

  • Is lunch included?

    No, we advise you to bring your own lunch or make use of the catering facilities at the venue. There are also many other venues nearby - we will advise you of different options. Applies to in-person events only.