Action Planning, 28th June, Manchester
Participatory planning for short-term projects and events
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Who this course is for
This course has no pre-requisite, but Group Facilitation Methods or some prior experience of facilitation or participatory planning is recommended.
It is suitable for all those who want to be able to involve people more effectively in planning and implementing short to medium term projects together, including team leaders and project managers within organisations, those working collaboratively with partners and external stakeholders, youth and community workers and independent facilitators.
Questions this course answers
“How can I get all members of a group to participate in planning a project or event together, and build their commitment and responsibility so that they can successfully implement their plan?”
This course introduces a structured, participatory process to enable the successful implementation of a group project or event.
The Action Planning method uses the basic Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop methods to engage all members of a group effectively, and so it builds commitment and ownership at all stages. The method is suitable for planning short to medium-term projects, or completing projects that have stalled.
What you will gain
By the end of the course you will have
The Action Planning method is an 8-stage process:
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The course presents the method in a practical and participatory way. The method is first demonstrated, using a scenario with which participants can identify without having to role-play. It is then analysed and discussed, and then elements of the method are practiced individually or in small groups. Finally, participants plan how they will apply the method in their own situations.
What do participants say about this course?
87% of AP participants rated this course 8/10 or higher.
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June 28th, 2012 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM
Castlefield YHA Manchester
Phone: 0161 232 8444
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