The session was really useful, not just for online meetings but how to have good meetings in general. It has already helped us with some initial lockdown webinars for our members.
I particularly valued your facilitation style. I thought you created a really welcoming space. So I want to thank you for that. I think it’s important, especially for people (like myself) who can feel a bit daunted or overwhelmed by the new technology. There is a project near me that I feel more motivated to get involved in after this session.
Really good training and great facilitation. I learnt a lot and it felt interactive + engaging; so useful as I felt that the Tripod team led by example!
SYCS has had issues with hierarchy and balancing work loads among our group. We also just struggled with basic skills that are central to organising a climate activism group (generally due to our age), including among other things, facilitating meetings, writing agendas, managing money, handling burnout and work loads, making decisions as a group etc. It feels like we aren’t blindly organising now. At the start everything was incredibly hectic and stressful as we organised one strike after the other. Tripod and Young Friends of the Earth have helped us slow down and take stock, allowing us to sustain the group through this difficult time. We now have a healthier atmosphere within SYCS, increasing our ability to reflect on projects and the way we work. Starting conversations about our group values, demands and goals means we are in a stronger position to keep working.
I learned a lot from just being in such a well run training, never mind what we were talking about!
Facilitating Meetings Training, The Shrub Swap And Re-Use Hub, Edinburgh
Tripod’s training gave me and my group the opportunity to develop much needed skills for grassroots organizing. I think it is their commitment and genuine passion for the work they do which allows them to create authentic connections with participants and assess groups’ needs really well. I’ve never liked to sit through long workshops but with Tripod it was fun and a creative challenge and I started to value participatory learning much more. Their passion combined with their knowledge and skills has been invaluable in building our confidence to facilitate skillshares ourselves, creating a domino effect and a stronger grassroots movement.
Training for Trainers, Dublin
We are a group of grassroots organisers that came together to create an alternative way of living that is also a nurturing environment for our activism. Tripod facilitated 2 sessions for our group which were incredibly valuable and instrumental in helping us identify and work through some of the tensions within the group. We were all struck by the competence and skill of the facilitation: it has been precise, focussed, and considerate with great attention to detail. The sessions have furthermore allowed us to begin developing better processes for communication. We are enormously grateful to the existence and support of Tripod, and feel that their work has already managed to strengthen the relationships between members of our collective, allowing us to move forward towards pursuing our goals.
Lochwinnoch Radical Rural Space
The facilitation was perfect. They explained every area thoroughly, were patient with participants, allowed good time for questions and encouraged group cohesion with a relaxed atmosphere alongside serious work.
Inclusive, dynamic, engaging – I felt they really cared and it set up a good level of trust.
A really useful course and so helpful in making me a more effective campaigner and organiser!
Participants, Fossil Free Campaign Organisers Programme Training for Friends Of the Earth Scotland
I’d just like to say that the weekend was amazing – literally life changing! The way I look at things has completely changed and I’ve noticed a new confidence when I converse with people about subjects I’m passionate about, a conviction that I never had before that was brought to the surface last weekend. The way you both explain, teach and act is all I can wish to be like as a facilitator.
Participant, Running Great Workshops (training for trainers)