Frequently Asked Questions

August 18, 2011

Who is BRIDGE for?

BRIDGE is designed as professional development for people working in elections.  This may be electoral administrators working for an electoral management body, but also encompasses groups such as election candidates, politicians, the media, civil society organisations, political parties, election observers, security forces and university […]
August 18, 2011

What happens at a BRIDGE workshop?

A BRIDGE workshop is interactive and dynamic.  The BRIDGE methodology encourages participation and recognises that participants have valuable knowledge and experience to share.  The role of the BRIDGE facilitator is not to stand up the front and do all the talking, but rather to draw out the variety of knowledge in the room and to facilitate the sharing of ideas and ways of thinking differently.  BRIDGE activities may involve brainstorming, role playing, debating, physical activity, quiet contemplation, problem-solving, storytelling or many other elements.  A BRIDGE workshop is also designed to be inclusive, supportive and […]
August 18, 2011

Is BRIDGE a formal qualification?

If you attend a BRIDGE module workshop you will receive a certificate of participation,  but BRIDGE is not a formal qualification.  However, it is meant as professional development that will assist you in your electoral […]
August 18, 2011

What is BRIDGE?

BRIDGE is a modular professional development program with a particular focus on elections. It is the most comprehensive curriculum and workshop package for elections in the world and is designed to be used as a tool for capacity […]
May 21, 2010

What is the recommended salary of a BRIDGE facilitator?

The BRIDGE office does not intervene in the setting or negotiation of consultancy fees.  This is a matter which can only be determined between the facilitator concerned and the employing […]
October 1, 2009

Other questions?

Other questions?
October 1, 2009

How often is the curriculum updated?

How often is the curriculum updated?
October 1, 2009

Can I take a BRIDGE workshop online?

Can I take a BRIDGE workshop online?
October 1, 2009

What are the costs of running a BRIDGE workshop?

What are the costs of running a BRIDGE workshop?
October 1, 2009

Are there translations of BRIDGE available?

Are there translations of BRIDGE available?  
October 1, 2009

Can BRIDGE be used as operational training?

Can BRIDGE be used as operational training?
October 1, 2009

Who has contributed to BRIDGE?

Who has contributed to BRIDGE?
October 1, 2009

Can I see the BRIDGE curriculum and have access to the workshop materials?

Can I see the BRIDGE curriculum and have access to the workshop materials?
October 1, 2009

What is the difference between a BRIDGE module workshop and a (TtF) Train the Facilitator workshop?

What is the difference between a BRIDGE module workshop and a Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop?
October 1, 2009

What are the rules of BRIDGE?

What are the rules of BRIDGE?
October 1, 2009

Do I have to pay to attend a workshop?

Do I have to pay to attend a workshop?
October 1, 2009

I am an individual interested in attending a BRIDGE workshop. How can I arrange this?

I am an individual interested in attending a BRIDGE workshop. How can I arrange this?
October 1, 2009

How do I arrange for BRIDGE to be run in my country or organisation?

How do I arrange for BRIDGE to be run in my country or organisation?
September 3, 2009

How do I become a BRIDGE facilitator and what is the process for accreditation?

BRIDGE facilitators are usually identified as part of a greater BRIDGE program, and organisations will look to their own staff or within their networks for potential facilitators. They will be looking for people with the requirements listed below. If you are not connected with an organisation planning a BRIDGE program, you may still be able to attend a TtF workshop. TtF workshops being run by other organisations or regions are often open to external participants. Check the BRIDGE website to see what BRIDGE TtF workshops are coming up and contact the organisers to find out if places are available for external participants. You will usually have to pay your own attendance costs.  It should also be noted that it is strongly recommended that you attend a BRIDGE module workshop before attending a TtF. Accreditation to become a BRIDGE facilitator involves three steps: Participation in a BRIDGE workshop as a participant. This is to familiarise the candidate with the BRIDGE methodology, and to ensure that they know what being a BRIDGE facilitator involves and whether it is definitely a path they want to follow. Completion of a BRIDGE ‘Train the Facilitator’ workshop. This is a two-week workshop focusing on teaching trainers how to deliver BRIDGE using the BRIDGE methodology. Completion of sufficient supervised facilitation of BRIDGE workshops in the […]
September 3, 2009

Does the BRIDGE Office keep a register of people interested in becoming a facilitator? Can I send my CV in to be kept on record?

Does the BRIDGE Office keep a register of people interested in becoming a facilitator? Can I send my CV in to be kept on record?
September 3, 2009

What are the criteria for becoming a BRIDGE facilitator?

What are the criteria for becoming a BRIDGE facilitator?

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