PARTICIPATION + STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE I-VI
6 Modules - 15 h each (= 90h)
The trainings are given by one or two trainers and the modules can be contracted separately. Individual personal training is also available.
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Since 2005 we teach this course in collaboration with the Portuguese League for the Protection of Nature (LPN), accredited by the DGERT - Directorate-General for Employment and Labour Relations
Participation I - Introduction to Techniques and Methodologies
Contribute to knowledge in the area of active public participation by providing the trainees with skills to create spaces of interaction to support broad participation on all levels | Promote learning experience on how to operationalize collaboration in multidisciplinary and intra / inter-institutional teams | Interiorize support tools for decision making and concerted action strategies | Promote awareness for negotiation to solve problems, seeking collaborative solutions.
Basic concepts | Methodological aspects and techniques of facilitation | Logistics and operationalization | Experiences in the field | Simulation of an interactive workshop including the implementation of appropriate techniques/methodologies
Participation II – Train the Facilitator
Training of facilitators to ensure true participatory processes, involving large groups of different stakeholders in decision-making | program evaluation or development of actions | Group dynamics and its management | Networking and skills to ensure work in multidisciplinary and intra/inter-institutional teams
Train the Facilitator: Self-Awareness, Communication skills | Personal characteristics and competence for facilitation | Conflictive situations and “difficult” participants | Flexible, non-aggressive statements | Professional ethics | Facilitation techniques: key issues and group dynamics.
Participation III – Conflict Management
Convey the basics of conflict management and some techniques for resolution | Promote self-awareness of the personal style as a facilitator/mediator, and develop strategies to overcome difficult situations and conflict | Understand the fundamentals of consensus-building strategies (negotiation and mediation) | Detect personal factors that drive or hinder the effective management of conflict situations | Communicate effectively, promoting cooperation and constructive attitudes, individually and in groups | Promote strategies for overcoming conflict and flexible responses to adverse situations.
Train the facilitator/mediator: Typology and analysis of conflicts | Essential facilitator/mediator skills for managing difficult situations and conflict | Communication skills, active listening, empathy and assertiveness | Professional ethics | Manage and improve group dynamics | Methods and techniques of conflict mediation
Participation IV – Negotiation and Mediation
Equipping students with specific tools for collaborative conflict resolution and consensus building processes | Empower the mediator | Self-awareness: personal styles in developing strategies to overcome difficult situations and conflict | Acquisition of new skills such as: Negotiation and mediation (theory and practice) | Critical analysis of the profile of the mediator | Specific techniques of communication in escalating conflicts | Learn to identify myths and fears of facilitation (as a facilitator and as a stakeholder) | Reflect on ethical concepts and deontological attitudes of facilitated interventions
Advanced Training of Facilitators in Conflict Management: Conflict typology and analysis | Advanced conflict resolution techniques | Specific skills for consensus-building | Communication Skills: rapport, feedback, reframing | Myths and fears in conflict management | Advanced professional ethics.
Participation V – Consultancy and Marketing
Provide the participants with tools for boosting civil participation in collaborative projects, including: diagnosis of the situation, stakeholder analysis, process design, setting goals and objectives, expected outcomes, barriers/threats and how to overcome them | Dissemination and marketing of participation projects to be implemented, encouraging the mobilization of key partners and sponsors | Participants will learn to network and enhance collaboration and how to promote partnerships | Each participant will develop a participatory action in his/her own professional context
Methods and tools for diagnosis and action | Techniques of stakeholder analysis and definition of target-groups | Methods for mobilizations | Management of teams | Evaluation and management of decision cycles on different intervention platforms | Challenges of inter and supervision | Aspects of specific professional ethics | Project Lab
Participation VI – Experience in the Field / Super- and Intervision
Outdoor week-end for continuous training. Target group: ex-trainees of PP I-V
Reflection | Interchange of Experiences | Specific thematic focus