Participatory Online Workshop

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Inspired by Paulo Freire’s methodology and approach, Infact workshops are geared towards reflection on underlying values and motivations, a detailed analysis of our communities, the elaboration of common goals and visions, and a range of tools to help give a sense of direction to an organization’s work.

The process is based on intensive group work in which people reflect on their lives through several frameworks which help them to clarify four areas crucial to community transformation:

  • Individual and community history and values
  • Analysis of their own communities and cultural contexts, the way they interrelate and the underlying dynamic that governs them
  • The vision to which the group is committed
  • The building and testing of strategies that will enable the group to move towards this vision

The four areas overlap at various points in a continuous process of action, reflection action, as participants seek to find the connections that will help them re-evaluate their 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.


Themes

  • 1

    Values

    • Thinking about our individual and community history and values.

  • 2

    Analysis

    • Analysis of their own communities and cultural contexts, the way they interrelate and the underlying dynamic that governs them.

  • 3

    Vision

    • Thinking through the group's vision and goals. What are our commitments?

  • 4

    Strategy

    • The building and testing of strategies that will enable the group to move towards the group's vision.

FAQ

  • 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.