Focus On: Regionalisation
August 18, 2009
Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop
August 18, 2009

The facilitator category structure has been developed to provide a supportive framework in which facilitators can practise, improve and broaden their BRIDGE skills. The categories also aim to ensure the quality and consistency of the BRIDGE product, and also to assist those implementing BRIDGE to select facilitators with the right skill sets. All categories of facilitators are important to BRIDGE. In order to move from one facilitator category to another, certain criteria need to be met by the facilitator and this needs to be formally acknowledged by a partner organisation. There is no expectation that a facilitator has to progress from one category to another. This will be based on the personal choice of individual facilitators and their ability to meet the criteria for progression. 

Some things to keep in mind regarding facilitator categories:

  • Does the facilitator have the right skill set to run this workshop?
  • Should I have a more experienced facilitator to support any less experienced facilitators?
  • Is there an opportunity for mentoring of less experienced facilitators by more experienced facilitators?
  • Is this an opportunity to accredit any facilitators in the organisation or region? Should there be an accrediting or expert facilitator to complete this accreditation?

A quick summary of facilitator categories is in Table 3 below.

Table 3: Facilitator Categories

  Semi-accredited facilitator Workshop facilitator Accrediting facilitator Expert facilitator
Key focus Commitment to capacity development in elections Facilitation of BRIDGE module workshops An accrediting and educative role A broad leadership role in the development of BRIDGE policy, facilitators and materials
Experience Module workshop participant

Successful completion of TtF

A minimum of 30 hours of supervised module workshop facilitation

Supervised preparation and customisation

A minimum of 150 hours of module workshop facilitation

Assessed by an accrediting or expert facilitator as possessing the following skills:

Mentoring

Leadership

Organisational skills

Advocacy

A minimum of 300 hours of module workshop facilitation

Electoral experience

Assessed by an expert facilitator as possessing the following skills:

Mentoring

Leadership

Organisational skills

Advocacy

Scoping

Responsibilities Supervised module workshop facilitation Customise, translate, prepare and facilitate module workshops Customise, translate, prepare and facilitate module workshops

Mentor other facilitators

Accredit workshop and accrediting facilitators

Prepare and facilitate TtF and Implementation Workshops

Customise, translate, prepare and facilitate module workshops

Mentor other facilitators

Accredit all categories or facilitators

Prepare and facilitate TtF and Implementation workshops

Needs assessments and scoping missions

Contributing to BRIDGE policy and curriculum

There is also an additional category of Semi-accredited – Inactive facilitators.  This is to recognise that in the decade BRIDGE has been around, there are many facilitators who have completed their TtF but are unlikely to complete their accreditation and who may no longer be involved in BRIDGE.

Semi-accredited – Inactive facilitators are those who completed their TtF more than three years prior, but who have not gained their full accreditation.

This will make it easier for the BRIDGE Office and BRIDGE implementers to identify active facilitators and also recognise that it may be difficult for people who completed their TtF more than three years ago to recall their facilitator training.

Semi-accredited – Inactive facilitators who become involved in BRIDGE after being made inactive can contact the BRIDGE Office to be made active.

For more information on progression in facilitator categories, see 5.4 Focus On: Progression in Facilitator Accreditation and Categories.

 

Ben
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