TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS
‘Foundations of TfaC Facilitator Training’ -– for Individuals committed to Gender Equality
Theatre for a Change (TfaC) is excited to announce a new opportunity for individuals interested in receiving facilitation training in TfaC’s methodology for gender equality and social change.
TfaC uses a unique combination of drama and participatory learning for the empowerment of marginalised and vulnerable women and girls, particularly in their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Since 2003, the TfaC methodology has been used in over 10 countries worldwide for a range of gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights issues including HIV prevention, preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence, child marriage and early pregnancy, comprehensive sexuality education, and transforming harmful masculinities among men and boys.
About the Training
Through the ‘Foundations of TfaC Facilitator Training,’ participants will explore the theory and practice behind TfaC’s behaviour change methodology. Facilitation skills will be developed in certain activities that are central to the process of developing awareness of behaviour – and the realisation that behaviour can change – including sculpting, gallery walk, come alive, and improvisational touch tag.
As part of the course, participants will also be supported to develop their own reflective learning practice in relation to TfaC’s facilitation approach.
The training will be limited to ten participants to ensure maximum interaction between participants, and between the participants and the trainer.
The first half of the course is devoted to the participants’ journey in the process of changing aspects of their own behaviour, specifically in relation to their use of voice, body and space. The second half of the course aims to equip participants with the facilitation knowledge, skills and confidence to facilitate the behaviour change process with a group.
The training will be delivered through a series of 12 two-hour online workshops over a period of three weeks. The exact training schedule will be determined once the training group has been formed. The training will be delivered entirely online via Zoom.
Upon successful completion of the training, participants will receive TfaC’s ‘Foundations of Facilitation’ certification, and will be eligible to progress to further levels of facilitation training in specific areas of TfaC’s work, like Interactive Radio Drama. They will also be eligible to join TfaC’s community of practice on Slack made up of facilitators using TfaC’s methodology from around the world.
In order to be eligible for this training, individuals must have:
- At least six months of practical facilitation experience in a community setting, ideally working with marginalised or vulnerable groups.
- Strong interest in theatre for development theory and practice.
- Access to a strong internet connection with video capability.
- Strong written and spoken English language skills.
- Strong analytic/critical thinking skills.
The cost of the training, including certification, is £225. Full and partial scholarships are available.
How to Apply
To apply for the training, please submit a video application here.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, so there is no deadline to apply.
As an Equal Opportunities organisation, we particularly encourage applications from women, people from the Global South, people with disabilities, and LGBT community members. Our Equal Opportunities Policy can be read here.
Due to the high volume of applications received, and our limited staff capacity, we are only able to respond to shortlisted applicants.
Thank you for your interest in training with Theatre for a Change.
WHAT COURSE PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING
A comprehensive, useful course for facilitators to go through. It gives you the opportunity to build your skill set in facilitating behaviour change workshops.
It has been a deeply healing, cathartic and illuminating journey. My sense of purpose is clear and I am keen to begin to do the work. It feels like a fresh start.
Not only was the course very well structured and laid out from start to finish, but it was incredibly fun and engaging. I learned a lot about facilitation, including ways to make online facilitation more dynamic.
I loved how systematic and well-thought-out the flow of learning, self-awareness and behaviour change was. The objectives and material were clear, concise and provided a very solid basis for impactful facilitation. Many challenges and obstacles that I face while facilitating within my community were clarified and solved as I progressed through the course. I feel better equipped and have more clarity on the way forward.