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Describes a participatory mapping exercise to enable local people to capture the extent and power of their networks

Describes a participatory mapping exercise to enable local people to capture the extent and power of their networks

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    • The Power of Community Relationships - a Participatory Training Exercise Paul Cutler www.stronger-and-more-effective.co.uk
    • The Mapping Exercise
      • A 2 hour workshop session (with breaks) for 25 local stakeholders from the community
      • Participants have a mix of backgrounds including service users, family members, professionals, journalists, business and voluntary sector
      • Representativeness - gender, ethnicity, age, disability and other issues
      • Uses tools and techniques from mapping theories and action research
      • Part of a wider participatory programme and a two day workshop
    • Purpose of the exercise
      • To answer the question what stakeholder groups exist in the local community?
      • To answer the question who might be represented on a local participatory forum?
      • To explore the potential and possibilities of mapping skills and tools
      • To demonstrate the power and diversity of local networks
      • To demonstrate the proximity of powerful actors in the community - ‘2 degrees of separation’
      • To identify excluded stakeholder groups and explore ways of reaching out
      • To map the assets of local knowledge shared by stakeholders and consider the potential of deploying these assets in new ways
    • Strengths of the exercise
      • Creative and holistic
      • Practical - learning by doing
      • Mingling - on hands and knees
      • Breaking down barriers between multi-agency groups
      • Visual and colourful
      • Unlocks hidden or unconscious knowledge and local expertise
      • Illustrates patterns, assumptions and dynamics that stakeholders are not always aware of
      • Surprises people about themselves
      • Contrasts with other sessions in the programme
      • Fun
    • Position in the Participation and Policy programme
      • Development of a local participatory forum
      • Public action for community level learning and change
      • Policy skills workshop
      • Open forum
      • Participatory forum
      • Local action
    • Exercise principles
      • The exercise (like the workshop) is a shared journey and this is clearly communicated
      • Facilitators are participants too and do their own maps
      • Participants own their maps
      • Diversity issues - gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexuality and literacy
    • Running the exercise - part one
      • Introducing the purpose of the session
      • Introduction to mapping skills
      • Providing the tools - paper, pens, collage material
      • Identifying mapping groups or individuals - stakeholder choice
      • Supporting the participants as they map
      • Managing the time
      • Bringing the participants back to the main group
      • Maps put on the walls and participants have 10 minutes to look at the different maps
    • Running the exercise - part two
      • Group discussion / feedback about the experience of the exercise and the process of mapping
      • Participants (usually three) are asked to volunteer to explain their map to the wider group
      • Facilitators make observational comments and invite reflection from the other participants
      • Map makers supported to annotate their maps where appropriate
      • Group exercise to look at links between stakeholders, access to sources of power and influence
      • Diversity considered and barriers to stakeholder participation - who is missing, who is marginalised?
      • Group summary of original aims of exercise - involvement in participatory forum
      • Facilitators conclude and link outcomes to previous and future sessions of the workshop
    • Outputs from the exercise
      • Maps
      • Annotations and participant analysis
      • Proto-list of forum members
      • Proto-list of stakeholder diversity in the local community
      • Records of discussions, flip charts and other material
    • Outcomes from the exercise
      • Greater awareness of stakeholder relationships
      • Strengthened networks that can be deployed by local people
      • Energy and enthusiasm
      • Trust
      • Confidence - sharing something personal that is recognised as valuable
      • Forum design and development moved forward
      • Mapping skills that can be used in other areas and in the work of the forum
    • Adult learning
      • Learning by doing
      • Unlocking local knowledge and experience in the group
      • Learning as a group
      • Creating a learning environment
      • Using tools, techniques and principles
      • Transferable skills to the real world
      • Space to explore real world case studies and examples - concepts in action
      • Taking responsibility and control of personal and organisational learning
      • Identifying barriers and using community level opportunities to side step them
      • Ground rules, comfort breaks and respect
      • The learning process is the equal of the learning content - sustainable learning and development
    • Capturing the learning
      • The actual maps - on the wall
      • Photos of the maps
      • Flipcharts and records
      • Evaluation forms and feedback
      • Participatory Action Research
      • Life stories
      • Reflective diaries
    • Examples of the mapping
    • Learning from the learning
      • The unexpected networks
      • Hidden capacities and strengths
      • Iterative feedback to improve the quality and effectiveness of professional systems and build new creative stakeholder relationships
      • The service user as expert
      • Taking risks
      • From maps to models….