Five online live sessions:

Next course: 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th and 22nd June 2021.

£500* See Special Offers

“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.”

– Dr Michel Pimbert (Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University)

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 include 90 minute sessions on the following dates: 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th and 22nd June 2021 from 3:30 to 5pm.

Course Price £500

£500 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 (at least 30 mins on each person’s project). Personalised resources will also be provided for the training. One-on-one coaching sessions are available for £200 per 90 minute session.

Special Offers

  • Book with a friend or colleague and receive a 15% discount off both bookings.
  • Cost for 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; eg. help you as you start your project or give you live support as you implement the work in the field!
A group learn to use a tripod during a Participatory Video project in Myanmar (Burma)

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To reserve your place 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?

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, and is a great way of bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns or simply to be creative and tell stories. This process can be very empowering, enabling a group or community to see improvements and also to 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 fun 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 proces
  • Are unable to attend the Participatory Video Facilitation course


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 contact us at

What you will 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
  • 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 trainer

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 a range of approaches. Read more…

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

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