Capturing Lessons from the Field: The Writeshop Process (Writeshop2011)

Venue: Silang

Location: Silang, Philippines

Event Date/Time: Jun 13, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 24, 2011
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Course objectives:
Participants will be guided on the writeshop methodology which will efficiently organize, facilitate and manage the pre-production, production and post-production requirements of the desired publication.
By the end of the course, participants are expected to
• improve their writing and analytical skills
• have ownership of project experiences
• acquire basic skills and capacity in sourcebook production
• appreciate the roles and responsibilities of all writeshop players

Course duration and contents
The course will run for 12 days and focus on the following modules:
Module 1: Understanding the Writeshop Process
This module introduces the concept, importance and main processes of a writeshop. The 3Ps and information exchange, transformation and generation will be discussed in detail including the writeshop elements, principles and key issues.
Module 2: Documenting Field Experiences
This module discusses experiential learning approaches, material development and actual drafting of manuscripts.
Module 3: Experiencing a Mini-Writeshop
In this module, the participants will experience holding a mini writeshop where they will apply all the lessons they have learned from the first two modules. A sample publication will be produced by the participants after this session.
Module 4: Action Planning
This module will require the participants to prepare an action plan indicating what type of publications their organizations will most likely produce utilizing the writeshop process.
The course fee of US$ 2,200 covers training costs, course-related local travel, materials, meals, accident insurance and shared double room accommodation (single room accommodation can be requested for an additional fee of US$ 10 per day of stay). It does not include international airfare, laundry and incidental expenses (a minimum pocket allowance of US$ 100 per week is suggested for incidental and personal expenses).
Applicants are encouraged to secure financial support from their organizations or donor agencies.