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Our Approach

At Participation Factory, we are dedicated to equipping change-makers with the skills needed for effective participatory planning and citizen engagement. Our holistic education and training programs go beyond just theory. We offer a hands-on, practical approach that draws from our extensive experience in over 200 projects worldwide. 


We understand that each journey towards effective participatory planning and citizen engagement is unique. We carefully craft curriculums that align with your organization and community’s specific needs and goals.


What Can You Expect?


  • Experienced Instructors: Learn from industry experts with a proven track record in participatory approaches.
  • Interactive Workshops: Engage in dynamic, hands-on sessions that bridge theory and its real-world application.
  • Targeted Skill Development: Identify your needs and focus on the exact skills crucial for your organization’s mission.
  • Real-Life Examples: Benefit from our insights from the rich portfolio of over 200 projects designed and implemented globally that we bring into every training session.
  • Industry-Relevant Content: Receive content tailored to your industry and context, drawing from our vast experience in diverse projects worldwide.
  • Expert Consultations: Engage in one-on-one consultations with our experts for specialized guidance.
  • Global Community: Become a part of a global network of change-makers passionate about participatory governance and community engagement.


Key Learning Areas


Our comprehensive training programs are  designed to empower you and help you develop the essential skills for effective participatory planning and citizen engagement.


The most sought after training programs are: 


  • Facilitation Excellence: Master the art of guiding inclusive discussions and fostering collaboration both in an in-person and online setting.
  • Process Design Mastery: Learn how to create and implement participatory processes that resonate with diverse communities.
  • Survey Crafting and Analysis: Develop expertise in designing impactful surveys to gather valuable community insights and processing data to uncover needs, priorities, and craft compelling stories
  • Effective Communication: Hone your communication skills to convey complex ideas and engage diverse audiences.
  • Project Management: Acquire the skills to effectively plan, execute, and monitor participatory projects.
  • Civic Tech Tools: Explore the use of technology for civic engagement and learn to harness the power of digital tools for e-participation.
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement: Understand how to identify and map local stakeholders and the ways in which you can effectively engage them through your participatory process.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Discover the value and core principle of M&E to ensure high quality of your project delivery and assure achieving the desired impact.
  • And more!


Training That Suits Your Needs


Whether you’re a community advocate, government official, urban planner, or a changemaker at heart, our programs are tailored to equip you with the tools to make a lasting impact.


Why Opt for a Custom Curriculum with Participation Factory?


  • Efficiency: Streamline your team’s learning journey with a curriculum designed specifically for your objectives.
  • Relevance: Address the unique challenges and opportunities within your sector through customized content.
  • Accelerated Impact: Equip your team with precisely the skills needed to drive immediate and tangible change.