Five Online LIVE Sessions
Next course: Spring 2023.
£500 *See Special Offers below*

“It has been a wonderful experience working with InsightShare and introducing PVMSC to our behaviour change campaign on reducing child stunting for UNICEF in Pakistan. Without InsightShare’s guidance and mentoring we would have not been able to achieve such a large scale intervention and manage to collect thousands of change stories. InsightShare’s input has been instrumental throughout the process.”

Raheel Waqar, CEO White Rice Communications. Online training for White Rice Communications and UNICEF Pakistan

Our live online course can help you get started with Participatory Video and Most Significant Change. Our skilled trainers will guide you through the PVMSC process for you to learn how to assess when PVMSC is appropriate and design a PVMSC process as part of a wider M&E strategy. The course also includes advice on making the most of a process that can simultaneously be an M&E activity, a programmatic intervention and an advocacy exercise.

Over the past 12 years of developing our PVMSC process, we have seen that it can create an invaluable space for organisations to learn through reflection and reshaping programmes in line with participants’ values. On numerous occasions, we have been asked to provide guidance on using PV for monitoring and evaluation, so we felt it was time to share our learning.

In December 2015, we launched our PVMSC toolkit to help spread the method. You can download a free copy here.

A woman shows children the video they recorded on the camera, during a Participatory Video project in Mexico


The next online course will take place in Spring 2023. Please submit your interest by filling out this form. 

Dates: 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd and 25th May, 2023.

If you’re looking for a private group online training and you are two participants or more, we can set one up at a time and date that suits you. Please get in touch with us at

An Ethiopian elder from the Gamo Highlands uses a video camera to record local children gathered around him

Course Price

£500 includes 5 live online sessions:

  • 4 x 90-minute sessions on PV MSC with self-study assignments in between sessions.
  • One session of group coaching, exploring each participant’s intended or potential projects.
  • Personalised resources will also be provided for the training.

Anyone needing extra support can book a one-on-one coaching session for £200 per 90-minute session.

An indigenous Yaqui woman looks at the image on a video camera

Special Offers

  • Book with a friend or colleague and receive a 15% discount on both bookings.
  • Online course + 2 coaching sessions: £700 Book your online course as part of a package with 2 additional personalised one-on-one 90-minute coaching sessions to suit your needs; e.g. help you as you start your project or give you live support as you implement the work in the field!
Young women in Ukraine during a Participatory Video workshop

Book your place

To reserve your place for our Spring 2023 course, please fill in this reservation form.

Please note that places are not confirmed until full payment has been received.

Places are served on a first-come-first-served basis.

What is Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change?

The process of M&E generally serves two primary purposes: to improve the delivery and impact of programmes and promote accountability by learning from past successes and mistakes. Participatory monitoring and evaluation recognises that to obtain information and learning that genuinely reflects programme impact, the people who have had first-hand experiences of the programme must play a central role in the process.

When PV and MSC are skillfully brought together, the stories come to life on screen. Using participatory video techniques, anyone can quickly learn the basics of using a video camera, meaning that people can record their Most Significant Change stories on camera in a familiar context and with their peers. This avoids the scenario where others – usually the project delivery staff – speak on behalf of participants. With PVMSC, stories are selected by participants themselves, who record them on video, allowing them to determine what is highlighted as the most significant change from the programme.

Who is it for?

Our online training and coaching services aim to support organisations and individuals who work in the fields of monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact evaluation, in particular people responsible for the design, management and delivery of these processes who:

  • Need help incorporating PVMSC into the monitoring or evaluation strategy of a project
  • Want feedback or advice on their PVMSC plans
  • Require guidance and support on PVMSC whilst in the field
  • Want to go deeper into the methods and skills behind the PVMSC process
  • Currently use participatory video as a community development tool and wish to further broaden the scope by incorporating PVMSC for monitoring and evaluation
A woman and a man in Northern Kenya attach a camera to a tripod during a Participatory Video project

What will you learn?

  • How and when to use Participatory Video and Most Significant Change
  • The role of the facilitator in the PVMSC process
  • Different case studies will help you uncover key areas of the method and its added value
  • The most common ethical challenges to consider when carrying out PVMSC
  • Guidance on key project management topics, such as equipment purchasing, participant selection, consent, intellectual property and video dissemination
  • In the 5th session, you will receive at least 30 minutes of group coaching for your project or ideas, or specific circumstances from our experienced trainers

Please note that this course does not incorporate practical experience in facilitation and video skills. Please join our face to face Participatory Video and Most Significant Change course if you are interested in experiencing the method.

About us

As leading practitioners in the field of Participatory Video, we have dedicated ourselves to delivering transformational projects with some of the world’s most marginalised communities.  We have directly facilitated hundreds of projects in over sixty countries, working with diverse peoples to address a wide variety of issues. Founded in 1999, our organisation is committed to improving and shaping the use of Participatory Video in all its forms and building a grassroots movement of practice to sustain its role as a powerful community engagement tool.  We have trained hundreds of facilitators, founded numerous community video ‘hubs’ and produced free resources on various approaches. Read more…

For More Information

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What past trainees said about the course

“I took this course last July and cannot recommend it enough!”

“I feel ready to implement a PV MSC process with my colleagues because it will also help us to increase our visibility across social media platforms”

“The trainer really knew how to be patient and very friendly with the participants. She knew how to use the technique and the means necessary to make us understand all the modules. The courses were very interesting and very rich”.

“During the training I understood that we must have the opinions of the participants … and that the filming is done when everyone is ready to listen to you and follow the activity”.