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FacilitatingAdultLearningForSocialChange(FALSCH)

SessionPlanningTemplate
(Group#1)

Title:
AssetsBasedCommunityDevelopmentforYouthatRisk
Time:
2:15PM2:55PM
Participants:
DPMIStudents
FacilitatorsIntentions(Whatsbehindthecurtain?):
ForparticipantstogainknowledgeabouttheAssetsMapTool.Toassesstheresourcesofa
communitythroughcapacityinventorytodetermineindividualskillsandexperiencesto
determinehowcommunitiescanacttogethertoachievetheirgoals.
LearningObjectives/ParticipantsTakeAway:
Objective:ForparticipantstousetheAssetsMaptooltouncoverthestrengthsand
capabilitiesofyouthwithinacommunityasameansfordevelopment.
TakeAway:AnAssetMapfocusesonthepositiveaspectsthatexistswithinacommunity
andfurther,howtoutilizetheexistingresourcesinthecommunitytocreatepartnerships
betweenindividuals,thecommunityandthegreatercommunityatlarge,asameansfor
development.
Materials:
Assetsmap
Largeeraseboard/notepad
Markers
Pensandsmallnotepadsforparticipants
AgendaOverview:
Activity

Time
Needed

1.ShockingIntro:Whatdoesyouthat
5minutes
riskmeantoyou?Whoarethey?Whyare
theyatrisk?

Materials/Resources
FlipChartandMarkers

2.ToolEngagement:
15minutes FlipChart,Markersand
a.
Whatskillsandcapabilitiesdo

AssetMaptool
youthembody,thatcreatesapositive
impactwithinacommunity?

b.

Howcancommunityresources
supportand/orbenefitfromthe
capabilitiesofyouth?
c.
Howcanthesecommunity

resourcesbefurthersupportedand
createpartnershipswithinthegreater
community?
Closure:HowdoweconnectAssets
Mappingtoourdevelopmentwork
andhowdoesitdifferfromNeeds
Mapping?

10minutes FlipChartandMarkers

DetailedDescriptionofActivities:
Activity1:
ShockingIntro:Whatdoesyouthatriskmeantoyou?Whoarethey?Whyare
theyatrisk?
1. Participantsgatheredinacirclearoundthefacilitatorsandnotepad.
2. Facilitatorsaskedparticipantstoshoutoutwordstodescribetheirperspectiveon
youthatriskandfacilitatorswrotethemonthelargestandingnotepadunderthe
abovequestionswrittenout.
3. Facilitatorsmakeastatementaboutthegeneralnegativethemeofthewords.
4. Facilitatorsrippaperoffboard,crumpleandthrowaway.Thepointistogetthe
negativeenergiesorstereotypesoutandthendismissed.Afreshstart.

Activity2:
ToolEngagement
2a.Whatskillsandcapabilitiesdoyouthembody,thatcreatesapositiveimpact?
1. FacilitatorspresentthediagramoftheAssetsMaponthelargenotepad.
2. Facilitatorsposequestions2a.tothegroupofparticipants.Whatskillsand
capabilitiesdoyouthembody,thatcreatesapositiveimpact?
3. Participantsareinvitedtosharetheirthoughtsopenly.Facilitatorsshouldbeawareof
theflowofconversationastoinvitegreaterparticipationfromthosewhoareless
involved.
4. FacilitatorswritedownallresponsesintheinnercircleoftheAssetsMaptorepresent
thecapabilitiesthatyouthpossess.
2b.Howcancommunityresourcessupportandbenefitfromyouthcapabilities?
1. Facilitatorsputparticipantsintosmallgroups(Ex.8participantsareputintogroupsof
2)andquestion2c.isasked.Thesmallgroupsdiscussandwritedowntheirideas.
2. Thegroupscometogetheragainandparticipantsareinvitedtosharetheirthoughts.
3. Facilitatorswritedowntheirresponsesinthesquarethatsurroundsthemostinner
square,thecapacitiesofyouthoftheAssetsMap.
2c.Howcanthesecommunityresourcesbefurthersupportedandcreatepartnerships
withinthegreatercommunity?

1. Facilitatorsposequestion2c.tothewholegroupofparticipants.
2. FacilitatorswritetheseresponsesdowninthenextlayeroftheAssetsMapto
representtheresourcesofthegreatercommunity.
Closure:
HowdoweconnectAssetsMappingtoourdevelopmentworkandhowdoesit
differfromNeedsMapping?
1. Facilitatorsposetheclosingquestiontotheparticipantstogenerateideasand
conversationaboutthebigtakeawaysfromAssetsmapping.

NotesToMyFALSCHSelf(AmIwalkingthetalk?):
Howdoesmycontentaddressissuesofpowerandprivilegeinsociety?Doesithelptobuild
moreinclusive,equitableandsustainablecommunities,societiesandsocialinstitution?
PowerandprivilegearedefinitelyexposedinActivity1.Ausvsthemisexposed
inthenegativeresponsesthatwererecorded.Negativestereotypesandinitial
thoughtsareexposedbutthendismissed.Itwasawaytorealizethattheyexistbut
donotdefinetheprocess.
TheAssetsMapprovidesaframeworktoaddresstheproblemfromamoreinclusive
andequitablewaybyidentifyingthepositiveinventoryandresourceswithintheissue.
TheAssetsMapalsoidentifiesthepartnershipsthatcanbebuiltbetweenindividuals,
communityandthegreatercommunitytocreatesustainability.

Howdomyfacilitationstrategiesaddressissuesofpower,privilegeandparticipationinthe
session?Arewewalkingthetalk?
Thereshouldbeanintroductionactivityandthecontextshouldbeclearlyexplained.
Itisimportanttomakesurethatthereiscomfortablespaceandtheparticipantsare
circledaroundthenotepadandfacilitators.
Itwouldbeadvantageoustomixuphowtheresponsesareaskedi.e.askevery
participanttoindividuallyrespondtothefirstquestion,thenthesmallgroups,thenthe
groupasawhole,etc.