Next course: Autumn 2024

Five LIVE sessions (Online)

“I’ve been doing an online masters for the past year and have become slightly “online-learning-fatigued” but I have been really impressed with the delivery of the course. Our trainer was a very enthusiastic and energetic facilitator who created an environment that encouraged input from everyone in the group”.

Our live online course can help you get started with participatory video. Our skilled trainers will guide you through the theory and practice of working with groups to help them tell their stories in their own words whilst increasing their capacity, confidence and motivation to seize control of the factors influencing and controlling their lives.


The next online course will take place in Autumn 2024. Please submit your interest by filling out this form. 

Dates: 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th & 29th October 2024 from 13 to 14:30 hrs (UK time).

If you’re looking for tailored training at a time and date that suits you better, please contact us at

Course Price

£600 includes five live online sessions:

  • 4 x 90-minute sessions on Participatory Video 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 one-on-one coaching sessions.

Special Offers

  • Book with a friend or colleague and receive a 10% discount on both bookings.
  • Online course + 2 coaching sessions: £850. Book your online course as part of a package with 2 additional one-on-one 60-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 situ!
A group learn to use a tripod during a Participatory Video project in Myanmar (Burma)

Book your place

To reserve your place for our Autumn 2024 course, please fill out the 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?

Participatory Video is a set of techniques to involve a group or community in shaping and creating their own film. The idea behind this is that making a video is easy and accessible: a great way of bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns, or be creative and tell stories. This process can be very empowering, enabling a group or community to see improvements and communicate their needs and ideas to decision-makers and/or other groups and communities. As such, PV can be a highly effective tool to engage and mobilise people helping them implement their own forms of sustainable development based on local needs.

The inclusion of Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and consensus making processes into our approach helps to foster a safe space for deep sharing between people, and our energisers and team building games promote a funny and fully experiential learning environment.

Yaqui and Comcaac Participatory Video facilitators editing their videos

Who is it for?

Whether you are here as an individual or organisation this course is for project managers, staff members responsible for project delivery, community workers, development practitioners, volunteers, activists, researchers, students or change-makers. Our online training is tailored to support organisations and individuals who:

  • Seek ways of strengthening the capacity of groups to mobilise themselves or influence decision-making processes to achieve positive changes in their lives and environments
  • Wish to use Participatory Video in their projects or research in all fields
  • Want to learn the basics or refresh their knowledge of the participatory video process
  • Are unable to attend the Participatory Video Facilitation course

What will you learn?

  • How and when to use Participatory Video
  • The role of the facilitator in the PV process
  • Different case studies will help you uncover key areas of failure and success
  • The most common ethical challenges to consider when carrying out participatory video projects
  • Guidance on key project management topics, such as equipment purchasing, participant selection, consent, intellectual property and video dissemination

Please note that this course does not incorporate practical experience in facilitation and video skills (these are harder to teach online). Please join our regular Participatory Video Facilitation course for these skills.

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…

A group of participants carry their camera through a village in Myanmar

For More Information

For more information about the course or our work:

Email: or call us: +44 (0)1865 403127

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What past trainees said about the course

“The most striking positive features of InsightShare’s work include: their ability to combine vision with practical and culturally sensitive approaches to Participatory Video trainings; a capacity for critical self-reflection; and remarkable commitment to ethics in the practice of Participatory Video… This is no small feat! InsightShare staff have a great passion for their work and an underlying commitment to social and environmental justice.”

“Our trainees were very friendly and approachable. I enjoyed being able to exchange ideas with people around the world, perhaps something that would not have been possible in person!”.

“Our trainer was great! Very thoughtful, encouraging and experienced. I was impressed with the energy she brought to the online teaching (I’ve been studying all year and I can assure you this doesn’t come for granted!). I also feel that she made the course accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or knowledge level”.