INSTITUTE OF PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT
THE ART OF FACILITATION
Towards Conscious Living
These courses are about facilitating change for a better world. They are based on the premise that in today’s context, all concerned people need to consciously participate in the process of facilitating change.
The courses have the advantage of linking to the pioneers of a movement of enabling and empowerment that affected the lives of millions of people in rural India. The experience suggests that it is possible to facilitate constructive change through achieving a paradigm shift in one’s own life, through building of self awareness, communication with people and enabling them to participate in the process of change. A description of the courses is given ahead.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THESE COURSES
Students : Of all disciplines who wish to contribute to welfare of society anywhere. The courses are particularly useful to those who wish to make a career in international development and social change.
Teachers : To enable students to take a wider perspective of life and practical tips to work towards meaningful change.
Donors and Philanthropic Institutions : To design development projects and programmes that contribute to sustainable development in the lives of people through enabling and empowerment approaches.
Citizens : To make a difference in the lives of people through conscious living and supporting facilitators of change elsewehere.
Social Workers : To get a clear perspective on the purpose, vision, tools and methods to work towards people based development.
The emphasis on the development from within concept is just what I needed most, having been exposed to development work for a couple of years now. Development and social change without focus on issues that affect you as a person within is useless.
This course has made me think about myself, how I act, how I talk and my actions. From now on, it will be very important for me to be sincere, real and truthful to my values and my beliefs and I am going to stand up for what I believe in. I will let my values be reflected in my actions.
I know feel fully empowered and fully armed to empower other women both young and old.