INTRODUCTION AND CREDITS
Welcome to the Global Changemakers Facilitation Course!
Global Changemakers is an international youth organisation and global pioneer in supporting youth-led sustainable development. Our mission is to support youth to create positive change towards a more inclusive, fair and sustainable world. We do this by providing skills development, capacity building, mentoring and grants. To date, we have trained thousands of young people both online and in person and supported 363 youth-led projects which have had a combined impact on over 6 million people world-wide.
This course is the result of years of experience working with Changemakers that are themselves working with other youth in order to bring positive change to their communities. In our journey, we have come to realise how necessary it is to be a good facilitator in order to get people to engage in your projects and work together towards a vision. Unfortunately, these skills are not easily available to learn, so we decided to create this course that compiles the basic rules of facilitation and provides a menu of easily replicable energisers and games that will help you better work with groups.
We did not re-invent the wheel and, as mentioned before, these are all energisers that are variations of well-known games, folk songs etc., which our team and members of our network have used in their own training events and contributed to this course for the benefit of youth world-wide.
We hope you enjoy and find useful our very first online course. If you have comments or would like to share a testimonial please feel free to contact us at: [email protected].
Concept and Video Editing- Gabriela Jaeger
Curriculum and Video Lectures on Facilitation - Sara Botero
Video Introductions for Energisers- Courtney Gehle
Facilitators and Featured GCM Team
Marwan El Chazli
Mariel Garcia Montes
*All energisers and exercises were filmed in Switzerland featuring the participants at the Global Youth Summits of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
*The energiser Dance Master features the song Despacito by Luis Fonsi.
*Cruizin 80's; music from this course's promotional trailer is courtesy of Global Changemaker Raphy J Hayat. Check more about his work here.