Participatory Video Facilitation Course

Policy/Research, Advocacy

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Do you want to run your own participatory video project? This intensive six-day course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to design and facilitate your own projects.

Who is this course for?

  • Our training and coaching supports people in using video for positive change in their work, whether in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), impact evaluation, advocacy or intervention.
  • As well as development practitioners and project managers, this course is perfect for academics, activists, researchers and designers looking to develop powerful new techniques. 
  • We have trained hundreds of facilitators, founded numerous community video ‘hubs', and provided extensive training and consultancy for agencies and institutions. 

What is Participatory Video?

  • Participatory Video is a powerful engagement tool involving a group or community creating their own film. The principal idea is that making a video is easy and accessible, and is a uniquely effective way of bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns and find solutions, or simply to be creative and tell stories.

Who are InsightShare?

  • InsightShare have been leading practitioners of Participatory Video since 1999. We deliver transformational projects with some of the world’s most marginalised communities, and offer pioneering consultancy services for government agencies and some of the sector’s best-known development agencies.

What is the course format?

  • Our trainings are designed around principles of experiential learning, employing a wide range of techniques that enhance creativity, sharing, reflection and learning.
  • During the course, you will have the opportunaity to experience, explore and practice a wide range of games and group exercises.
  • The course includes sessions that focus on developing basic technical editing skills as well as sessions that address the unique approaches to editing within the context of participatory video projects.

What you will learn

What will you learn?

  • By the end of the course you will have the skills and knowledge to complete your own Participatory Video process
  • You will develop technical and storytelling skills appropriate for your area of work
  • Knowledge of methods for participatory video planning, shooting, editing and screening events which bring extra value to projects
  • Innovative exercises for topic exploration, prioritisation and analysis
  • Develop and expand your facilitation skillset
  • You will have essential insights into troubleshooting challenges around the PVMSC processes
  • Extend your toolbox of ice-breaker, energiser and evaluation exercises
  • Gain valuable empirical insights through case studies
  • Receive guidance on key project management issues around equipment purchasing, participant selection, safety, consent, intellectual property and video dissemination
  • Develop your first PV project design plan
  • Benefit further from the guidance of our expert trainers during a post-course 1.5 hour online meet-up that will focus on project design and management



Oxford, West Midlands, TBC

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