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TRAINING for trainers CLIMATE EXPRESS

DATE / PLACE: 28 – 30/08/2015
TRAINERS: An – David – Zoi
PARTICIPANTS: half NL – half FR
GENERAL GOALS:
Objectives:
[ CONTENT] Prepare people to give action trainings in order to
* give information to people about the Actions during COP21 (focus Climate Games)
* create action ideas
* stay safe on actions/demos
* support affinity groups
* provide legal information on French situation
[ FORMAT] Define how we work together
* to give trainings
* in developing a common agenda
* working in pairs
PREPARATIONS
 Hand-out's
++ = participant-led
Time

Who What

Objective /Background info

Material

18:50

D

Structure and overview
transparancy

- flip agenda
- empty flips
– markers

Welcome and general introduction:
* where did this come from
* presentation objectives
* who are we and how do we work

19:10

STARTING GAME: mingle
• share name, experience, expectations, something that
strikes you about climate change
• share one thing you remember from someone in circle and
toss paper tape to that person (+ write down your name)

- group diagnose
- touching point for evaluation
– agenda input
– getting to know each other

PRESENTATION AGENDA
19:25-20:05

A

Qualities of a good trainer
head/heart/hand
* Divide in small groups (stickers)/ closed eyed exercise
“Remember a time when you were at a succesful
training/workshop/presentation”. (More than one, choose).
“Remember surroundings: what did you see/hear/what did you
say/ what did you feel/ how did the interaction unfold? What did
you do or other trainer that worked well? What qualities of
characterstics (inside you) enabled you to do that?
< share qualities of good trainer in groups of 4 according to
drawing head/heart/hands
< share in plenary per group
< of what you/we have defined, this could serve you as a base for
personal goal settings (next block) so define some things that you
feel you could grow in.

19:40 – 20:00 D

PERSONAL GOALS and BUDDY PAIRS
Gummy bears:
• amount of been te COP
• number of times you have been arrested
• with someone who shares language with you <random
buddy pairing

examples head (rational/analitical)
*synthesis
* strategic questioning (different
viewpoints)
* keeping focused on aims
* use structure / clear explanations
examples heart (process/dynamic)
* active listening / open mind
* believes in the group
* respect
* warm attention
examples hand (practical)
* clear writing
* timing

– ongoing support system
– responsibility for own
learing

individual learning is made
easier, quicker and more
deep when you have
support

In buddies:
1/ Share expectations/ hopes (~personal learning goal eg look at
characteristics trainers)
2/ Share fears/ what you are worried about
3/ Put on flipsheet with post-its (2 columns hope/fear)
4/ Explanation on parts of the agenda that we want volunteers to
take on: discuss with your buddy which part you would like
20:30 – 20:50

BREAK

20:50 – 21:20 K

INTRODUCTION CLIMATE GAMES

“ intentional explicit goalsetting is the activity of a
powerful person” – G/ Lakey

1/ Timeline (make pre-written cards with events and actors)
2/ Actors
3/ Spread flyer of Climate Games: feeling/ questions?
Debrief: How can this information be presented in a clear and
interactive way?
Make visual of climate games eg mesh
21:20 – 21:30 A

Closing circle and final practicalities
Share in two words what you take from today and want from
tomorrow

DAY 2
Arriving and coffee/tea
10:00 – 10:10 Z

Morning Shower

10:10- 10:45 Z

OPENING
 Questions due to yesterday
 short summary (repetition agenda, goals and content)
GROUP AGREEMENT and BICYCLE RACK (if space)
* maximise /minimise.

Explain exercises to volunteer
trainers

1/ what do you do to maximise the value of a learning experience
trainer more effective or environment more supportive (share
neighbour 1)
2/ How do you minimise the value of a learning experince. If one
of these behaviours shows up what can you do to bring yourself
back or stop it? (share neighbour 2)
“ some ways I might reduce my participation in this workshop
are ...
3/ What can group do < group agreements
10:45- 11:10 A

Meta: Use of introductions
• Reflect with you buddy what we have put on the agenda.
• Try to answer/ find some elements:
* what are possible purposes of including a general
introduction in your agenda?
* which exercises can you link to these?
* which elements would you use in eg a training for the
COP or what was lacking?
• Bring back in plenary

11:10 – 11:50 Z
+
+

Group in action
– group diagnose
* spectrum exercise
– awareness on non-violence
1/ some exercises (enough for group diagnose) (in EXTRAS)
discussions and guidelines present
2/ Debrief/meta-evaluation:
– Ask facilitators how that went
– Ask participants for any reflections
– Why do we use this exercise? (diagnose the group, build
understanding of common positions and differences, warm
up, give people a chance to speak)
– What other “opening” exercises can we do?
– How else can we “diagnose” the group, or gather
information that will help in the rest of the training?
– How else can we use spectrum lines? Which other types of
spectrum lines exist?
– Which scenarios to include in the exercise? How important

are questions of violence and nonviolence?
11:50 – 12:05

BREAK

12:05- 12:40 A

Legal Info
Preparation:
• ID/no-ID
• legal support – phone nr / bust card
• stuff to keep yourself busy
Arrest (2 types)
1/ ID control (4 hours)
< yes (name, date of birth, address)
< no (fingerprints, pictures, other name similar to yours)
NO COMMENT!
2/ Custody (24 hours) – “worst case scenario”
• Time
• Inform on your rights (lawyer, interpreter, call, doctor)
know them as you can claim them
• search
• sign documents
• dna
• interview: no comment
• refusal
RECORD
META discussion
* collect ideas for other tools/methodologies

12:40 – 13:20 Z
+
+

Affinity groups (IN EXTRAS)
• Who can think of benefits of AF? What are they? (let
group explain) “When in AF, they enable me to ..”
• exercise RADAR
< list what to ask yourselves as AF
• visual explanation
• debrief

Questions flipsheet:
Focus in your observation on
• presentation mode
• elements (more/less)
• take into account various
levels of experience of
participants

FEEDBACK
INFO NEEDED ON:
• deportation risk
• experience if they
can keep you
longer than 24h if
you refuse ID
• exchange of police
records
• experience
anonymous (fine of
3750 euros?)
more background info!
Pdf
let discuss in affinity
groups
include type of action/
amount of people
questions only at the end
or in between the blocks ?

Spokes council explanation? Part of * hand-out affinity groups
Climate Games framework
alternatives?
• river crossing
• hot seats?
• Silent task on
cooperation
• cat exercise (rather


13:20 – 13:30 A
Z
D

Noticings
“Give you opportunity to go behind scenes of training design with
your trainer hat on. Opportunity to make observations or ask
questions (without judgement) on
• the design of the overall curriculum up to this point
• trainer behaviour or interventions
• goal of the different activities

13:30 – 14:30

LUNCH

14:30 – 14:50 + +

Energizer: organise a demo
+ Debrief

14:50 – 15:50 Z
+
+

Affinity groups
Decision making
* situations exercise (in EXTRAS)

– encourage participants to think in
meta-level
– help discover good elements of
design

for buddies)
Hug tag?

Flipchart noticings

Hand-out consensus
theory

Debrief:
• Need of consensus explanation or not?
• What is this exercise useful for? Remarks? What to
think of when you invent situations?
15:50 – 16:30 D
+
+

Buddies
hopes and fears

16:00 – 16:30 A

META Round-up
In what we did today can you see any difference to how you
have been thought most of your life?
Principles of design
“ what is the recipe, design so far? What have you noticed?”
eg mention an example

Active listening about hopes and
fears about action
– reflect on design to this
point
– list elements of good
workshop design
– outline experiential
educational model
Build safety in group (elements)

Flipchart elements of
design and sequencing
Flipchart ERGA

“ review activities till this point and point out design principles:
• energy flow
• container building
• channels of learning
• variety of group sizes
• breaks
• workshop goals
One guide we use:
1. Experience: an activity or exercise that the group does
together
2. Reflect: what actually happened during the activity?
3. Generalise: giving larger meaning to the experience, putting
the reflection in the context of the theory or worldview
4. Apply: testingthe knwledje in a new situation. Practicing:
choosing new behaviour
16:30 – 16:50

BREAK

16:50 – 17:30 A
+
+

Safety on actions: info on police repression
based on ppt with pictures

17:30 -17:50

OPEN SPACE
– try-out
– bicycle rack topics (discussion (nonviolence/violence)

17:50 – 18:00 Z

Closing and Game
*aplaudimetre







experience common ground
frequent use of small groups
noticings
buddies or ongoing support
system
goal setting and goal sharing
OK for self)disclosure
acknowledge differentiation
in experience and
mainstream/margins

Destile for open-space

DAY 3 – SUNDAY
09:30 – 10:00

Arriving and tea-coffee

10:00 – 10:20 A

Opening, check-in and practical anouncements (money,
participants list ,...)

10:20 -11:20

How to plan actions in small groups
Action picture and tactic/design star

A
+

– container building and arriving
– structure and 'settling'
Use simpler star rahter than 12
branches

Printed pictures
flyering to sabotage on

+

climate change
Debrief:
* What is realistic for the action trainings?
* CE own set of pictures?

11:20 – 11:40

BREAK
Energizer: autonomous pinguins

11:40- 12:10

Z

Would be good to put in
before part on QDM

Actions: A to Z
Presentation on how you run this exercise
Mention generally followed by group work preparing actions
Debrief:
Would that work?

12:30 – 13:00 A

Debrief and noticings
Brainstorm on target public and its possible characteristics (input
for exercise after lunch)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch
Energizer: Home Alone

14:00 – 15:30 A

Design Practice / building a training agenda
1/ Make small groups
4 groups can choose from 4 categories of target public (on cards on Individuals choose their audience,
table – 3 cards per type)
this makes the group
a/ youth – unexperienced – know eachother
b/ different backgrounds – know eachother
c/ youth – different experience levels – don't know eachother
d/ union / political party – know eachother – own way of working
2/ explain steps in agenda design (hand-out T4change)
3/ Spread random characteristics
Hidden choice from
• size group: 8/ 16 / 36 / 50

Hand-out steps in agenda
design

• length training: 2h / half day / day / weekend
4/ Preparation in small groups
5/ Presentation of design to 1 other group and feedback
15:30 – 16:10 A

Practical follow-up / next steps
1/ Personal reflection think about which type of training I would
give
Try to imagine the type of group, when this would take place, how
long it would be, how many people take part …
2/ Share with your buddy
3/ Answer question: what do you need to make this happen. I
would do this if ….
4/ Write down on post-it and stick in front
Group follow-up (ideas and communication)
5/ Write ideas/your name on post-it to help with defined need
6/ Discuss in group for consensus

16:10 – 16:30

BREAK

16:30 – 18:00 Z

Evaluation:
- The big wind blows on those who … » (continuing the sentence
with thoughts and facts related to the T4T.
10’
- Spectrum lines:
“I received/learned enough info and tools to give an action training
heading to the COP21”
“This training has increased my enthusiasm to participate in the
COP21’s big mobilisation”
“I have the feeling I have learnt a lot from the group (through
participants exchanges)” (?)
20’

– give time to practice applying
design principles

1-3 simultaneously:
1 - Silent discussion (on charts):
What worked well, what was enjoyable?
What could have worked better (and why?)
A magic moment/sentence/ a brilliant idea?
2 - Evaluation form: (few questions)
What kind of support would you need now?
Do you have comments and/or feedback for the trainers?
Do you have remarks on the logistics: promo, inscriptions,
schedules, venue,…?
Do you have a wish? A crazy idea? A beautiful drawing?
3 - Labofii’s mandala (or pizza): put a dot in each piece. The
closest to the centre, the better:
Clarity / right brain (creativity, fun, pleasure) / group atmosphere /
inspiration, motivation / left brain (theory, facts, concepts) / pace
(special one: too fast, too slow).
20’
Walk around the room and reflect on all what we have done
(what to improve/ what to work on)
Reflection on group agreements: pick one that I feel I want to
improve/work on more (how have I done with this one during the
weekend)
- Self evaluation: 6 pieces’ pizza: ease for training facilitation /
ease with training’s preparation / personal theoretical background
(for facilitation) / personal activist background / availability (in the
coming months) / motivation (to help organising the coming
trainings).
Fill each of them in as much as it corresponds to your appreciation.
Then, you and your buddy pair up .
20’
- Whole group: debrief on evaluation (what kind of info can be
useful to gather from the participants?,..) + how to end a training?
10’

Final practical info and ending Game