Voice Activated: Developing Participation
Participation is about everybody, not just children and young people. It’s part of the Methodist Church’s bigger vision to see the whole Church participating more; making and moulding the shape and substance of the church, together. This equipping workshop is based on the Voice Activated Resources (produced by the Well) this interactive workshop will take attendees through the theories behind youth participation, equipping them with the knowledge and techniques to enable them to empower children and young people in the decision-making process of your church or project.
What is Participation?
Why does participation matter?
Models of Participation
Sheir’s Pathways of Participation
Treseder’s Degrees of participation
Group Development Theories
Common pitfalls in group work
Understanding different personality types found in groups
Plotting the journey to develop a more participative church
Things that will help children and young people participate
Participation Project Action Plan – Activity
Overcoming barriers to participation
How to creatively hear the voice of children and young people
Further resources to help
This course is also available as a two hour webinar.