TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS

‘Foundations of TfaC Facilitator Training’ -– for Individuals committed to Gender Equality

Introduction

Theatre for a Change (TfaC) is excited to announce a new opportunity for individuals interested in receiving facilitation training in TfaC’s unique 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 methodology, and develop basic facilitation skills in TfaC’s methodology including story devising, sculpting, improvisation, and interactive touch tag. 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 training will be delivered through a series of 12 two-hour online workshops over a period of four 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Cost

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.

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 Theatre for a Change.

The impact of this training has been significant – I have been able to increase my knowledge about communication, theatre, gender norms and other matters in a short space of time. I came to the training with some prior knowledge about facilitation but I now realise how much I did not know. I look forward to putting this knowledge into practice in my community.

Course Participant, Mozambique