Some of the Themes explored
Personal, supportive, non-academic through listening, reflecting and sharing, participants find meaning and gain knowledge from their own experience and the group becomes a learning community. This helps people to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking. There are no exams!
No special prior qualifications are needed, just an interest in community, a willingness to use critical thinking and to interact with others. People on the course come from all sorts of backgrounds, meet as equals, learn from each other, become empowered and begin to dissolve social and cultural barriers.
This course along with the SHEP Certificate in Personal Development, together comprise SHEP’s Foundation level of training. Graduates of the foundation level can go on to do further training with the Social and Health Education Project, including training courses in Group Facilitation, and other SHEP’s practitioner trainings.
A large amount of participants progress to do the Cert. in Continuing Personal Development or the Cert. in Facilitation. Although this the logical pathway through SHEP,s training programme, participants are also entitled to apply for SHEP’s array of Short courses, Reflective Practice or the Introduction to Advocacy Course