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10 February 2017

Training: Inclusive Facilitation

Training on inclusion of people with disabilities in trainings & workshops

29,30 & 31st of March 2017

This training is organised by Wilde Ganzen & Light for the World as part of the Civic Engagement Alliance (the Strategic Partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

The goal of this training of trainers is to ensure the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in the Change the Game training programme. Similar inclusive facilitation trainings will be organised for the trainers in East Africa, West Africa and Asia.

The trainings are open for Civic Engagement Alliance partners and – if places are still available – for other interested trainers/ facilitators.

Are people with disabilities able to equally participate in the events, trainings & workshops of your organisation? Also people with intellectual disabilities or deaf people?
Do you want to broaden your training skills and learn how to organise and facilitate inclusive trainings?
Do you want to deepen your knowledge and understanding on the rights of people with disabilities and inclusion?

Content of the training programme

  • Rights of people with a disability
  • Basic principles of inclusion: Attitude, Communication, Accessibility & Participation
  • Identifying barriers that block equal participation of people with disabilities in training settings
  • Inclusive facilitation methods
  • Addressing different learning styles
  • Preparing & facilitating an inclusive training session together (mock up)
  • Feedback & advice for own training practice

At the end of this training you will:

  • Understand disability and inclusion from a rights based perspective
  • Be able to identify and address the barriers that exclude people with disabilities from equal participation in trainings & workshops
  • Know how to address diversity in training
  • Know how to adapt and design training programmes to be inclusive for people with different kind of impairments
  • Demonstrate confidence in delivering inclusive training sessions

For whom?

  • Change the Game facilitators
  • Light for the World Master Trainers
  • Staff from partner organisations within the Civic Engagement Alliance
  • If places are still available: other interested trainers/facilitators

This training programme is designed for people who have experience in facilitating workshops, trainings and meetings. A basic level of training & facilitation skills and practical training experience are a prerequisite for participation in the training.

Practical information

When: 29,30, 31st of March 2016 (from 9:00-17:00).
Where: Utrecht, location will be announced later.
Costs: there is no participation fee. Of course participants have to take care of their own transport/accommodation costs if needed.
Accessibility: The training will be held at an accessible venue. If you have any specific needs (like diet, use of braille prints, sign language interpretation) please let us know in advance. We are happy to accommodate.

Please subscribe before 1st of March by sending an e-mail to Esther Meester: But don’t wait too long, there are only a limited number of seats available.

For questions on the content of the training please contact Paulien Bruijn:

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