Training: Educating in nonviolent social transformation. 1st Training for Trainers in Madrid

CS_ENFrom 25th to 29th September in Madrid, it is organized the 1st Training  for Trainers on Nonviolent Social Transformation.

Both sides of the Mediterranean are now involved in struggles for social justice, for real democracies where people can play an active role in the decisions affecting their lives. From Spain to Greece, from Tunis to Lebanon there is a wave of emerging movements proposing new ways of organizing and questions like what can be improved in our movements? and more precise, what can be improved through trainings? Are always there and we will try to work on them through this course. 

This training tries to combine the principles and methods of the pedagogy of liberation (Freire), the dialogical learning (Flecha) and the communities of practices (Wenger), to suggest thinking on our concrete learning experiences, and how they can be designed and implemented in a transformation way, coherent with our transformation processes and as a transformation process them selves.

The International Institute for Nonviolent Action – NOVACT, an organization based in Spain that encourages civilian-based nonviolent strategies to defend human rights and social justice worldwide, has developed this training based on its practical experience and involvement in different grassroots movements and organizations coming from the Middle East, South America and Europe.

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Requirements and conditions

  • This conference is designed for a maximum of 28 people from different realities of Mediterranean countries. It is designed for people active in ongoing campaigns involved in social justice and that have some experience in training processes, or that are designing training processes. This training is valuable especially for new to middle experienced activists acting as trainers, but it can also be done by experienced trainers willing to rethink about their training processes.
  • Each participant has to come with a concrete training he will work on. A training he/she wants to develop in their own reality or context, in their own organization or network.
  • Good level of English to follow up the trainings is mandatory.
  • The training is divided in two stages: Residential (Intensive training: 40 hours. From 25th to 29th of September 2014 in Madrid details will be provided to participants); and Online training (48 hours work: 20 hours to be done from the 13th of October until the 9th of November and 18 hours work when you implement your training – expected to be done before the end of 2014).
  • Course charges: tuition fees are for free and travel and subsistence costs: will be covered for selected participants from Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine. We will provide help and management to find accommodation in the same place where the training will take place for those participants who do not have covered the costs of accommodation and meals.


Module 1. How learning happens and how can we look for social change?

Module 2. Whom do we learn? Learning and transformation processes of collective creation

Module 3. Waht should I learn? Training according to specific needs and experiences

Module 4. Which are the best techniques for people to learn?

Module 5. Which is the best way to act as a facilitator?

Module 6. How can we foster communities of practice? Is our organization an educational space?

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