Participatory Video Facilitation

International Development, Advocacy

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This intensive and rigorous 6-day course will cover everything you need to know to design and facilitate your first participatory video projects. 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. Although knowledge of digital editing will be helpful, the course is suitable for trainees with little or no prior experience of computer‐based editing.

Course Price

£1,200* including: – Vegetarian buffet for lunch – Online follow-up session on project design and management – Copy of our popular handbook “Insights into participatory video: Insights into Participatory Video”

Special Offers

Don’t miss out on our Special Offers:

  • Book with a friend or colleague and receive a 15% discount off both bookings.
  • Charity Rates: £1750 for 2 people to attend the Participatory Video Facilitation course if they are from an eligible non-profit.
  • Charity Rates: £1750 for 1 person to attend both the Participatory Video Facilitation course and the Participatory Video and Most Significant Change course if they are from an eligible non-profit.

What is Participatory Video?

Participatory Video is a set of techniques to involve a group or community in shaping and creating their own film. The idea behind this is that making a video is easy and accessible, and is a great way of bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns or simply to be creative and tell stories. This process can be very empowering, enabling a group or community to see improvements and also to communicate their needs and ideas to decision-makers and/or other groups and communities. As such, PV can be a highly effective tool to engage and mobilise people helping them implement their own forms of sustainable development based on local needs.

The inclusion of Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and consensus making processes into our approach helps to foster a safe space for deep sharing between people and our energisers and team building games promote a fun and fully experiential learning environment.

Who is it for?

  • Project managers and other staff responsible for project delivery
  • Community workers and development practitioners
  • Volunteers and activists
  • Anyone who seeks ways of strengthening the capacity of groups to mobilise themselves or influence decision making processes to achieve positive changes in their lives and environments

What you will learn

  • Experience a complete participatory video process
  • Develop technical and storytelling skills
  • Learn methods for participatory video planning, shooting, editing and screening events
  • Explore exercises for topic exploration, prioritisation and analysis
  • Practice and enhance your facilitation skills
  • Discuss the most common ethical challenges in participatory video projects
  • Extend your toolbox of ice-breaker, energiser and evaluation exercises
  • Gain valuable insights into the most common PV applications 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
  • Receive advice from our experienced trainers during the course as well as during a 1.5hr online meet-up that will focus on project design and management



Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, South East, OX4 1JE

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