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GPI Research Working Group training session: Facilitating workshops with local communities

  • English

Learn how to use workshops to engage local communities in research. The session starts by considering how you can channel your natural emotional intelligence as a facilitator to manage power dynamics, using a case study of a workshop with peatland communities in the UK that went wrong. It then considers techniques to open up, analyse and decide in online and face-to-face workshops. The session concludes with case studies from Indonesia and Canada. This includes the relationship building process in the Canadian Forest Management Wetland Stewardship Initiative, and experience navigating conservation conflicts with fishing communities in Indonesia.

Speakers: Professor Mark Reed (Scotland’s Rural College), Dr Sara Thornton (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust), Kristyn Mayner (Ducks Unlimited Canada’s National Boreal Program)