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Participatory Visual Methods Workshop

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Register now for 3.5 day Participatory Visual Methods (PVM) training - OR - 1 day only intro to PVM

Brisbane, 9-12 December 2019

Now's your chance to learn the skills to help amplify the authentic voices of program participants and strengthen the impact and value of evaluation.

This exciting and hands-on training event will help you and your organisation develop the capacity to use participatory visual media methods such as participatory film-making and digital storytelling in a range of different practice environments, with a particular focus on evaluation.

Through this workshop series, registrants will have the opportunity to engage in three linked participatory media in practice workshops. One focussing on media production and facilitation, another on the design of evaluation systems to integrate participatory media into projects and programs. The third focuses on participatory media methods in research.

These workshops are suitable for:

Facilitators, community animators and community-oriented practitioners

Evaluation professionals and action researchers

Academic researchers and research students

Professionals, manager and program designers engaged with civil society groups, NGO’s government agencies

Workshop details

Workshop 1: Participatory media in practice (3.5 days)

Date: 9-12 December 2019

  • Day 1 (half day): 1pm-5pm, Monday 9 December 2019
  • Day 2 (full day): 9am-5pm, Tuesday 10 December 2019
  • Day 3 (full day): 9am-5pm (optional 5.30pm-late), Wednesday 11 December 2019
  • Day 4 (full day): 9am-5pm, Thursday 12 December 2019

Workshop 2: An introduction to participatory media in evaluation (1 day)

Date: 9am-5pm, Thursday 12 December 2019 (full day)

Workshop 3: Participatory media methods in research hosted by QUT Design Lab

Date: Friday 13 December 2019 (details to be advised)

When you register for workshop 1 or 2 please indicate if you wish to receive further information from QUT about workshop 3.

Location: yourtown Training Rooms, Cnr Black Street and Castlemaine Street, Milton QLD 4064

Equipment: Please check equipment requirements listed on the workshop outline below before registering.


  • 3.5 days (early bird until 28th October) - $780 (incl. GST)
  • 3.5 days (full price) - $850 (incl. GST)
  • 1 day only: Thursday 12 December (no early bird) - $350 (incl. GST)

Further information:

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Transfer and cancellation policy
The workshop organisers reserve the right to cancel the workshops if minimum numbers are not met. In the event of a cancellation registrants will be advised and any monies paid refunded. If the workshops go ahead all registrant transfers and cancellations (ie requests for refunds) should be made in writing (email is preferable) and should be received by the workshop organisers no later than 15 working days before the workshop. No refunds are applicable if the registrant cancels after 15 November 2019 or if a registrant is a no-show. Registrations may be transferred to another person without penalty.

The Presenters

Chris High

Chris is a Senior Lecturer in Peace and Development at Linnaeus University in Sweden. He has had research, training and consultancy projects in Africa, India and Europe, focussing on the institutional aspects of community engagement and participatory methodologies such as PV and digital storytelling.

Gusztáv Nemes

Gusztáv is a sociologist, and a senior research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. As a rural development activist and innovation broker, his mission is to make the life of rural people better. He has used visual methods, like PV, as tools in his work across different contexts from rural community development, cultural heritage to youth work.

Rebecca Duell

Rebecca works as an internal evaluator for the YMCA of Brisbane, where she has established a methodology for evaluation and learning practice, leads the organisation’s evaluation capability building work, and conducts program evaluations. Rebecca is an experienced participatory research and evaluation practitioner, and has used PVM in her evaluation work with disengaged young people in Logan.

Kathryn Seymour

Kathryn is a senior researcher at yourtown and an adjunct research fellow at the Griffith Criminology Institute. She trained as an applied social researcher, has a passion for participatory frameworks of practice and has used action research and co-research methods in her work with community groups and young people. uses cookies to improve our service and website. For the best browsing experience please accept this cookie request. 

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