Workshop on Open Space

Francoise Coupal, International fcoupal at
Tue Jun 1 12:01:47 PDT 2004

Mosaic is pleased to announce its 2004 summer workshops on: 1)
Results-based Management, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology;
2) Participatory Development: Concepts, Tools and Application in PRA/PLA
Methods; and 3) Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation.  Please share this
announcement with your colleagues, field staff, or post in a visible space
for others to see.

This is our 8th season of organizing workshops for development activists,
Government, donors, NGOs and Community-based Organizations seeking to
transform the development agenda so that the voices of the poor are
reflected in development programmes that are more responsive,
results-oriented, participatory and inclusive.

The best champions of Mosaic workshops are its participants and here is
what they have had to say about Mosaic workshops in 2003:

"If you are looking for a life changing six-day experience that you will
use in development work where ever you go, this is it!".

" I like the fact that you can apply the tools you have learned during the
community assignment."

"My experience was very rich and I felt like the organizers made every
detail-from residential setting, group dynamics to activities in the
workshop setting--have a purpose in helping me learn and grow in doing
development work.  I would strongly suggest this PM&E workshop to others
because of: 1) community assignment; 2) experienced facilitators; 3) clear
expertise of facilitators in participatory approaches and realities of
field work; 4) attracts dedicated participants who also make the experience
worthwhile; and 5) Ottawa is a cool place."

"If you are trying to the see world not only through numbers and data,
that's the right place to go".

Join us in being part of a challenging, intensive and unforgettable
experience that will stretch your limits and challenge you in unexpected
ways at both a personal and professional level.  Share your experiences
with colleagues from around the world representing a broad range of
organizations: NGOs, Government, donors, community-based organizations, and
the private sector.

Our programme for July of 2004 is as follows:

Results-based Management, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology
July 12-16, 2004

This new workshop introduces participants to Results-based Management,
Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology.  Demonstrate the
effectiveness of your programmes with Results-based Management.  Master
what we mean by results, develop programme/organizational plans which are
results-based and design performance monitoring systems based on indicators
and participatory methods.  You will learn how to apply gender analysis to
your work.  You will also expand your repertoire of tools  to also learn
about Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space and how they can be applied to
your organization, programme and/or project.  These approaches are
increasingly being used around the world to tap into new ways to do our
work in ways that are more results-oriented, more appreciative and less
problem-focused and more self-organized vs top down.

Participatory Development Concepts, Tools and Application in PLA/PRA Methods
July 19-24, 2004

The PD workshop focuses on core participatory concepts, tools and their
application. This is an intensive six-day workshops set in the community to
maximize learning, group interaction and networking.  Topics include The
Origins of Participatory Development, Learning and Application of PRA/PLA
tools, the Application of Participation to Project Design, Monitoring and
Evaluation, PLA interventions that are Gender Sensitive, Developing
Effective Facilitation Skills, Building Action Plans and
Team-Building.  Two-day community assignments proposed by community-based
organizations in the Ottawa region will allow participants to apply tools
learned in the workshop to real-life situations.

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
July 26-31, 2004

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM & E) involves a different
approach to project monitoring and evaluation by involving local people,
project stakeholders, and development agencies deciding together about how
to measure results and what actions should follow once this information has
been collected and analyzed.  This intensive six day experiential workshop
is practically focused with daily excursions into the community and a
three-day community assignment.  Topics covered at the workshop include
Origins of PM & E, Skills and Attributes of a PM & E facilitator, Learning
PM & E Tools, Designing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Actions
Plan, and much more.

We look forward to your participation!  Full details at www. or workshop at

All workshops organized by Mosaic are sensitive to issues of gender,
ethnicity, race, class and sexuality and how these can influence outcomes
and  how we see the world if they are absent from our assumptions, direct
participation,  our analysis and conclusions.

Can't attend the workshops?  Contact us to custom design a workshop to suit
the specific needs of your organization.

Francoise Coupal
Founder of International, Inc.

Francoise Coupal
Founder International, Inc.
705 Roosevelt Ave.
Ottawa, Canada K2A 2A8
Tel:  (613) 728-1439; Fax:  (613) 728-1154.
Please note my new email address:  fcoupal at

Please note that our 8th year of summer workshops will be held on the
following dates in Ottawa, Canada:
1.  Results-based Management, Appreciative Inquiry, and Open Space: July
12-16, 2004.
2.  Participatory Development Workshop:  Concepts, Tools and Application in
PRA/PLA Methods with Community Practicum:  July 19-24, 2004.
3.  Participatory Evaluation with Community Practicum:  July 26-31,2004.

Full details are available at We look forward to
your participation!

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