The ethics and values of a facilitator lie at the heart of supporting others to help themselves. How you listen, relate and respond to participants is an essential part of your work. This course will look at inclusion as an empowering tool/process and how engaging people and actively listening to them helps them to be good decision-makers, and how they can be heard in decisions that affect their lives.
We will explore what Participation is and how consultation contributes to it. We will examine the tools and techniques you need to consult with the right people to get robust and quality data, and avoid wasting everyone’s time and your money. This includes identifying and assessing the differences between consultation and information-giving and avoiding consultation processes when decisions have already been made.
You should attend this course if you want to be a facilitator dedicated to helping your participants get their voices heard in decision making that affects their lives.