• One Year Later: A Reflection on 12 Months of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Monthly MCLD calls
    For the past year, MCLD has been holding monthly calls with partners and organizations around the world to discuss their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. The calls have been a place for these organizations to collectively brainstorm solutions to problems they were facing and to build international solidarity during this crisis. To commemorate one year…
  • Feminism and Food Systems
    The March global Zoom gathering of the Movement for Community-led Development featured special presentations by: Ritu Sharma, president of Radiant Advocacy and a member of the Steering Committee of the Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States. Learn more at this link, and scroll to the bottom to sign on! Joanna Veltri,…
  • MCLD-Malawi addresses COVID-19 questions on national radio and TV
    With so much misinformation swirling around COVID-19, the Movement for Community-led Development Malawi chapter organized community radio call-in and TV shows carried by the national broadcaster in the local Chewa language to link people to the experts. (Featured image credit: John Kalapo).
  • First Asia Zoom Call: Experience Sharing with BRAC and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement
    March 17, 2021: More than 40 Community-led Development practitioners and supporters from across Asia – from Afghanistan to Australia – came together last night to discuss the methodologies of two of the largest, oldest and most successful Community-led Development (CLD) programs in the world: BRAC’s Community Empowerment Program (link to their website), which currently reaches…
  • Adapting CLD processes to continue through COVID-19
  • The Art of Facilitation: Changing the Way the World Meets
    Description: Hampshire College alum Jay W. Vogt founded Peoplesworth, a private practice in organizational development, in 1982 and he has facilitated thousands of meetings and retreats since. Jay is the author of Recharge Your Team: The Grounded Visioning Approach and Board Roles to Board Goals: Creating an Annual Board Workplan. In this talk he discusses…
  • Team Building Module Facilitator’s Guide
    Description: The following session facilitation guidance has been developed to assist NuPITA OD advisors to implement the teambuilding workshop. The workshop is designed to engage participants in boththeoretical information and application through a combination of case studies, role-plays, individual discussion, small group exercises, and large group discussions. It may be applied to an entire organization…
  • Protection Mainstreaming Training Facilitator’s Guide
    Description: The target audience for the training is staff workingin all IRC sectors from assistant level upwards.Recognizing that the level of staff capacity in IRCvaries from country to country, trainers should tailor thematerials appropriately to their audience. A methodology focusing on practicality ratherthan theory has been favored; the aim being to getparticipants to ask themselves…
  • An Orientation on the Cooperative Business Model Facilitator’s Guide
    Description: The facilitator’s guide is geared towards people who are interested in organizing and facilitating Think.COOP training. It provides guidance on planning the training and facilitation techniques and also provides step-by-step descriptions of the learning activities in the Think.Coop training guide, including key messages to be shared with participants. This guide also serves as a…
  • A Facilitators’ Guide to Participatory Workshops with NGOs/CBOs Responding to HIV/AIDS
    Description: This guide does not attempt to explore how participatory approaches can be applied to different aspects of HIV/AIDS work. The Alliance documents this information in the form of toolkits (trainingmanuals) on specific subjects. These toolkits include examples of participatory tools and activities which can be used to help people discuss different issues. Instead, this…
  • Seven Moves: Protection, Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies Training Facilitator manual
    Description: The overall objective of the training is to enable participants to understand the issues of protection, gender and inclusion, and their implications for their respective areas of work. This is achieved through learning about analysis and integration of protection, gender and inclusion into emergency programming. The training programme will introduce the‘Minimum Standards for Protection,…
  • ToT Facilitator Guide House to House Social mobilization for vaccination activities
    Description: This Facilitator Guide is written for all people providing training for trainers (ToT). It is a resource to assist you in preparing supervisors and volunteers for the important work they will perform in their own communities. Facilitators will help participants learn in a flexible and action-oriented manner. Quick Tip: This guide provides compelling material…
  • Online Facilitation 101
    Description: All of our workshops are rooted in our Direct Education approach. Our trainers center the group, building upon dynamics in the room and participants’ own experience to introduce new content and help the group access their own wisdom. Many of our public workshops are “training of trainers”; they’re designed for folks facilitating and training across contexts…
  • Preparing for Training and Facilitating
    Description: This module provides information and techniques for planning participatory training in the context of natural resource management. The main target group of this module is people who are familiar with participatory methods and tools but may have less practical experience with providing participatory training. Quick Tip: This source includes information about participatory training. It…
  • Guide for Training Community Leaders to Improve Leadership and Management Practices
    Description: This guide is aimed at people, teams, or institutions from the governmental sector or other sectors of civil society that work with communities. This guide can be used as supporting material in community-based programs and projects for the local management of municipalities and the improvement of education, social welfare, and health services. Quick Tip:…
  • Training of Trainers for Community QI NGO Facilitators
    Description: Every team goes through the stages of development:• Forming• Storming• Norming• PerformingEach stage is a critical part of ensuring the team is well functioning andreaching its goals. The Coach and QI team leader should understand these stages and the process of team development. The QI team should assess the stages of their team and…
  • The Partnership Toolbox A Facilitator’s Guide to Partnership Dialogue
    Description: This manual is a guide to facilitating constructive discussion and dialogue with partners. It is based on the idea that partnership is a process and an ongoing journey. Rather than a set oftools to apply to partners, this manual lays out a process for CRS and partners to jointly explore the challenges they face.…
  • Guiding an Event Through to a Successful Conclusion
    Description: So you’ve been asked to facilitate a meeting. What does that mean exactly? Do you just ensure that everyone’s introduced, and maybe kick off with a quick ice breaker exercise? Is your main role simply to stand by the flip chart and note down all the ideas? What preparation do you need to do? How do you…
  • RedR UK Training
    Description: This three-day CPD Accredited course combines theory and practice to help you understand the fundamentals of training and facilitation and develop competencies to aid you in becoming a more effective trainer. You will learn from experience, observation, and feedback in highly participatory activities. The skills you learn during the course will immediately be put…
  • Trainer Guidelines
    Description: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has identified protection as a priority in all aspects of our programming, in both emergency and nonemergency contexts. To ensure that all staff have a shared level ofunderstanding of what is meant by protection, the CRS Protection Team has prepared the following Training Module. CRS anticipates that all CRS country…
  • Facilitation Guide
    Description: This is a guide for facilitating a presentation and discussion of the training film ―To Serve with Pride: Zero Tolerance for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The film addresses the problem of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff and related personnel as well as NGO personnel. It is a useful tool to better understand…
  • Facilitator Guide for Community-Based Health and First Aid in Action (CBHFA)
    Description: The goal of community-based health and first aid (CBHFA) is the creation of a healthy community. CBHFA in action can be tailored to meet the needs of any community or target group. This targeted training and preparedness education is provided by selecting topics identified by the community. Development with the community goes beyond training.…
  • Remote Humanitarian Facilitation
    Description: This note is intended to guide international and nationaloperational actors on how to adapt and think about remotefacilitation in the context of, and after, COVID-19. It provides asnapshot of key takeaways from existing research, and drawstogether emerging learning and guidance. HumanitarianAdvisory Group (HAG) and Caritas Australia collaborated onthis note, drawing on our experience in…
  • Strengthening the Role of Women with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: A Facilitator’s Guide
    Description: Working in partnership with regional networks of women with disabilities, the WRC has developed a Facilitator’s Guide for training, entitled Strengthening the Role of Women with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. Designed for women leaders of organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs), this Facilitator’s Guide helps provide training to members, colleagues and/or partners. It is…
  • Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Facilitation Guide
    Description: It is important to note that this is a living document. What you are reading now is a rough draft, and it is only one version of how this could be done. The current tour team is making many changes as they work with different groups and integrate lessons and feedback, and surely you…
  • Integral Facilitator® Programs
    Description: The Integral Facilitator® training is a series of programs that combines the principles of masterful facilitation with leading insights from the fields of developmental psychology and Zen awareness together in an Integral approach. Quick Tip: A unique but paid training program that could give new insights into facilitation, especially those who are more experienced.…
  • Learning Solutions: Online Facilitation Cards
    Description: These facilitation cards are a set of printable and digital images that can be used to visually facilitate meetings, workshops, and learning events taking place online. There are three versions that can be used separately or combined, depending on the context:■ Smartphone version (people show their phone screens to their webcams).■ Print-out version (Printing…
  • About IAF in Africa
    Description: Facilitation in Africa is as broad and diverse as the continent itself. Made up of 54 countries, with as many as 2,000 different spoken languages and at least as many ethnic groups, the continent is rich in its many approaches to facilitation.  Facilitation practice is also very deep-rooted in many African traditional and spiritual…
  • A Toolkit for Community Development Practitioners in South Africa
    Description: The toolkit is a step-by-step manual for Community Development Practitioners to enable communities to engage effectively in managing their own development. It will assist Community Development Practitioners to facilitate discussions at the community level on livelihood issues, assist communities plan and implement appropriate activities to enhance and maintain their livelihoods; identify projects and/or interventions…
  • ​Video Training Program: Mobilizing Community Assets
    Description: A downloadable training program based on Building Communities from the Inside Out (1995). The program consists of six separate modules, each lasting 30 to 45 minutes. They are below in fourteen 15-minute segments. John McKnight and John Kretzmann present clear, practical ways to mobilize the capacities of local residents, the power of citizens’ associations, and…
  • Community Engagement
    Description: There have been growing calls for service providers to seek greater community engagement in the design and delivery of services. However there is no consensus as to what this involves, and there appears to be a gap between the rhetoric and the reality of community engagement. This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement…
  • Theory of Change: A Facilitator’s Guide
    Description: In this curriculum, we present one method that does its best to align to the requirements of creating a development hypothesis for a Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) funded by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP). Previous experience in program and TOC development, participant feedback from six years of TOPS workshops, and input…
  • Comprehensive Guide for Facilitator Training
    Description: This facilitator guide is for training yourself to lead a group through a learning session, even if you’re not an expert on the subject or an experienced teacher. Quick Tip: This guide is an easier read than a handbook but not as detailed. It gives an overall summary of what is required for facilitators…
  • Facilitation Skills Training Manual: A Facilitator’s Handbook
    This training manual is meant to be used by social workers, teachers, project and field staff, health workers, rehabilitation officers, local leaders, and other educators involved in training as a resource for enhancing techniques and skills needed to keep participants energized, attentive, engaged and as a result inspired.
  • Facilitative Leadership
    Photo by Zaini Izzuddin on Unsplash Description: Facilitative Leadership is a three-day workshop for both new and experienced leaders, managers, facilitators and graduate students who would like to develop or improve their facilitation skills. The workshop, originally developed by Michigan State University Extension, provides hands-on learning experience through fast-paced interactive tool-building activities and practical application…
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education Training of Trainers Facilitation Guide
    Photo by MChe Lee on Unsplash Description: This manual is one of the regional resources developed by UNFPA’s Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office’s Regional Youth Programme to support programming on comprehensive sexuality education for out of school young people. The programme aims to empower adolescents and young people, with a special focus on adolescent…
  • Interagency Gender-Based Violence Case Management Training: Facilitator’s Guide
    Photo by Sabeer Darr on Unsplash Description: This Facilitator’s Guide is intended as an accompanying document to the Interagency Gender-based Violence Case Management training modules. This document, based on the Interagency Gender-based Violence Case Management Guidelines, provides an overview of the training process and individual modules as well as some tips for goodfacilitation. The primary…
  • CPMS Mainstreaming Case Studies Series
    Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash Description: The Facilitator’s Guide has been developed to assist those using the case study to facilitate discussion and learning around child protection mainstreaming into one or more other sectors. Please adapt the guide as appropriate for your audience, objective(s) and available time. Make sure to capture lessons learned in…
  • Developing Facilitation Skills
    Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash Description: Learn how to plan well, keep members involved, and create real leadership opportunities in your organization and skills in your members. Quick Tip: This website guide is a quicker read that includes tips and tricks for facilitators. While it is not a training program, facilitators can use…
  • The Community Development Facilitator Guide
    Photo by Vonecia Carswell on Unsplash Description: This Facilitator’s Guide is designed to assist in facilitating a community development workshop with people who have read The Community Development Handbook: A Tool for Building Community Capacity. The Handbook was created by the Labour Market Learning and Development Unit of Human Resources Development Canada. It was designed…
  • Facilitating Group Discussions
    Photo by Antenna on Unsplash Description: This guide is for group discussions designed to explore one’s own views and views of others, to share specific information and to hear about the views and perspectives of others, and to lead a group decision. Quick Tip: This guide is an easier read but is not very organized.…
  • How to Facilitate Participatory, Contextualized, and Impactful Events
    Description: This Facilitation Handbook is intended to be used as a resource for planning participatory, contextualized and high-quality events. The fundamental facilitation skills and activities in this handbook are applicable in a variety of events, such as meetings, team-building retreats, skills-building workshops, design workshops and large forums. Quick Tip: This source is a comprehensive guide…
  • Developing Policy Advocacy Strategies
    Photo by Ken kahiri on Unsplash Description: The LCI created this learning package for face-to-face workshops focused on developing an advocacy strategy, specifically to advocate for policy change to address barriers to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. Although it was designed for local organizations that are working on HIV and AIDS advocacy issues, the…
  • Handbooks for Facilitators
    Description: This database of handbooks includes Step Towards Action, Holistic Learning, The Everyday Beyond, Creativity Handbook, and Facilitation Step by Step. These COMPETENDO handbooks for facilitators can be accessed as PDFs and hard copies. Quick Tip: This database provides an easy-to-access, organized package of 5 distinct handbooks that supplement each other and covers a wide…
  • Facilitation Step by Step
    Description: The idea of this learning companion is to support your self-development as a professional, to help you find your definition of a facilitator through observation, practice, or individual work. What you save here represents in sum our portfolio of competencies and your characteristics. The companion helps you to collect experience and makes it accessible…
  • Train the Trainers
    Description: Have you taken care of all the logistics for your upcoming workshop? Do you have all the materials readily available? How can trainings be planned, organised and carried out effectively? This is a perspective for trainers and facilitators which supports them to carry out workshops, trainings and capacity development courses based on the SSWM Toolbox. It…
  • A Manual for Group Facilitators
    Description: In the past 25 years there has been an explosion of interest in consensus as a decision-making process that brings people together. Today there are a handful of books offering a formula forconsensus or a smorgasbord of facilitation techniques for inspiringgroup participation, yet there is no better introduction to the heart ofsecular consensus than…
  • Support Group Facilitation Training Manual
    Photo by You X Ventures on Unsplash Description: Everyone comes to this training with different learning needs and expectations. Here are a few things that you can expect to experience, and a few you can expect not to experience in this training program. DO EXPECT: To gain basic skills in facilitating support groups. Our aim…
  • Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide
    Description: If you are implementing trade-facilitation reform, whether you come from the public or private sector, the Guide will help you identify, examine and select available solutions and possible paths for your policy objectives. It does so by introducing trade facilitation and its benefits, and the main steps that need to be taken to put…
  • The Practice Facilitation Handbook
    Description: The Practice Facilitation Handbook is designed to assist in the training of new practice facilitators as they begin to develop the knowledge and skills needed to support meaningful improvement in primary care practices. The handbook consists of 20 training modules, each 30 to 90 minutes long with varying requirements for presession preparation for learners.…