23rd – 25th September 2019 – Fully booked
24rd – 26th March 2020 – Places remaining
London, UK

“The training surpassed any expectations I may have had. it was the BEST short training I have ever done, and has made me feel the most inspired and creative I have felt in a long time.”- Trainee, October 2017 course.

A new course for those keen to learn the basics of our Participatory Video combined with the Most Significant Change technique (PVMSC). Over the past 9 years of developing our PVMSC process we have seen that it can create an invaluable space for organisations to learn through reflection and reshaping of programmes in line with participants’ values. We have been asked on numerous occasions 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. Now we invite you to learn how to design a PVMSC process in this intensive and highly practical training. As a trainee you will experience, explore and practise elements from the toolkit. The course is designed around principles of experiential learning: using a wide range of techniques that enhance creativity, sharing, reflection and learning. You will learn how to assess when PVMSC is appropriate as well as to design as PVMCS process as part of a wider M&E strategy. The course also includes advice on how to capitalise on a process that can simultaneously be an M&E activity, a programmatic intervention and an advocacy exercise.

Course Price

£800 including:
– Buffet working lunch
– Online follow-up session on project design and management
* See Special Offers below

Special Offers

Don’t miss out on our Special Offers:
– Discount of -15% for the second person from the same organisation to attend
the Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Course.
–  £1750 for 1 person to attend the Participatory Video Facilitation Course followed
by the Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Course.

Book your place

Our September 2019 course in London is fully booked.
To reserve your place for our March 2020 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 and Most Significant Change?

It is not easy to gauge and communicate what a program or activity has really meant to the lives of the intended beneficiaries. Those best positioned to explore and convey these messages are the beneficiaries themselves – they are trusted sources and have first hand experience of impacts and outcomes.

The Most Significant Change (MSC) technique is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation that directly involves the voices and perspectives of beneficiaries. Essentially the Most Significant Change process involves the collection of stories of significant change from the field, followed by the systematic selection of the most significant of these stories by panels of designated community members and other stakeholders.

Participatory video is an accessible, flexible medium for recording community stories of change. With InsightShare’s games and excercises and experiential learning approach participants can rapidly learn video skills, allowing people to tell their Most Significant Change stories in a familiar context and to someone they trust. The process itself is fun, direct and the results can be played and reviewed immediately. It also helps to avoid situations where project staff or external evaluators speak on behalf of communities, allowing intended beneficieries to speak for themselves.

When participatory video (PV) and the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique are skilfully brought together, the human stories behind development projects can be captured in an accessible form, even for those with low levels of literacy. These combined methodologies promote peer-to-peer learning, collective reflection, triangulation and wide distribution of these important stories. Participatory video allows for everyone to get involved, contribute, feel, and respond to, other people’s stories and can strengthen community ties and identification with developmental objectives.

Who is it for?

  • People working in the fields of monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact evaluation
  • In particular people responsible for the design, management and delivery* of these processes

* For those interested in facilitating a PVMSC process, we recommend that you sign-up for our 6-day ‘Participatory Video Facilitation’ course as well. If you attend the 6-day course and the PVMSC course, you get a discount and pay £1650 instead of £2000 (offer ends June).

What you will learn

  • Knowledge and skills necessary to design PVMSC processes
  • Awareness of the underlying principles of PVMSC and its use in different contexts
  • Understanding of informed consent processes and the ethical considerations relating to all aspects of video production and post‐production
  • Insights into the main challenges of PVMSC processes

What past trainees said about the course

“The training was a very positive experience on many levels, being very well facilitated and the learning opportunities were immeasurable. It far surpassed any expectations I may have had and I want to apply my newly acquired knowledge and skills in the field as soon as possible in 2018.”

“It was very participatory; great feeling of being ‘heard’; selecting criteria was very important; being given a chance to change my mind about MSC story; glad my story wasn’t selected so that I was able to focus on filming/creating ideas for MSC story; all the participatory exercises were fun and inclusive; it was great not to write notes and just ‘be’!”

“You have spoilt me for all future trainings! I have realised how much of a visual learner I am and now cannot abide boring trainings where we sit around and listen to people speak at us all day! so thank you for doing your job so well…”

“To go through the method and experiencing it is the only way to model it to others. It is also very therapeutic.”

For More Information

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Email: trainings@insightshare.org
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 403127
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