How to Design and Facilitate Writeshops

Community Development Resource Association (CDRA)

Approaches & tools for supporting practitioners to write case studies and stories from the field
"This course is a must for anyone whose work is focused on creating change to impact other’s lives. The facilitators created a really safe space for all participants to find their inner voice. They were extremely patient with each individual and nurtured us through the learning by doing approach. I received additional support in designing and then facilitating a write shop just two weeks after this course which was quite practical and easy to apply. I feel much more confident to support my colleagues and embed this in my organization. Irene Oggawa - VSO International
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Facilitated by the Community Development Resource Association in association with the Barefoot Guide Connection.
Based on the experience of facilitating Writeshops for the writing of Barefoot Guides.
Purpose and participants
This is a three-day course for practitioners who want to help others to write stories and case studies from their field practice, including key experiences, lessons and implications for the future, and to develop written products for wider education.
Our Course Approach
As a participant you will learn how to effectively use several writing and learning tools, like:

  • The Action Learning Cycle,
  • The Outside/Inside Story technique,
  • Listening at Three Levels,
  • Free-writing and
  • Various artistic/creative processes.

You will learn some key process design facilitation skills, including how to help practitioners to overcome writer’s block and to more effectively learn and co-write with their peers.

A detailed Facilitator's Guide will be provided to each participant, in hard and soft copy, containing guidance and handouts for use in their own Writeshops.

The Facilitators
Doug Reeler and Beulah Tertiens-Reeler

Date and Times:  14 to 16 March 2018 - 9.00am to 4.30pm

The Venue - The Johannesburg Children's Home, 59 Urania Street, Observatory, Johannesburg 2198

Fees - The fee is R3650 plus VAT per person, payable on registration.

The course fee includes 3 days workshopping, all teas and lunches, writing materials and a Facilitator's Guide.

The fee does not include accommodation. Please contact the Johannesburg Children's Home for affordable onsite accommodation, if needed (from R375 per night).

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Event Start Date: 
Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
Event End Date: 
Friday, 16 March, 2018
Event Venue: 
The Johannesburg Children's Home, 59 Urania Street, Observatory
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