Online Training

Upcoming Courses and Workshops!

The What and Why of DAMs

The photovoice scoping literature review

Talking with pictures: photovoice

Photovoice facilitation 101: the basics

See where people are joining from!

Creative facilitation for participatory photography

World participation map

State Participation map

Key themes in photovoice research

Visual Communication & Photography

Facilitating Photovoice

Foundations Course

Strengthen your photovoice visual communication and photography skills

Prepare to facilitate photovoice remotely and in person


Creative Facilitation for Participatory Photography

Photovoice Facilitation 101: The Basics

Talking With Pictures: Photovoice

3 sessions, 2 hours each

5 sessions, 2 hours each

5 sessions, 2 hours each

This course teaches creative techniques and approaches for participatory photography, arts-based healing, and photovoice. Sessions are interactive and hands-on. Upon course completion, you will be prepared to successfully facilitate participatory photo-taking and arts-based activities with individuals and groups. Even long-time facilitators will learn new techniques to bring to their ongoing participatory photography and photovoice work.

This course is appropriate for:

  • Photovoice researchers and facilitators
  • Therapists and clinicians using photography and arts-based approaches
  • Graduate students in semiotics, photography, and social work
  • Educators and nonprofit staff
  • Professional photographers
  • This training prepares you to facilitate photovoice sessions with your team. Upon completion, facilitators will work collaboratively with photovoice participants to generate data and reach project goals.

    This course is appropriate for:

  • Project Staff
  • Research Assistants
  • Investigators
  • Peer Leaders
  • This professional development course provides content, resources, and practice to adapt photovoice to your research, teaching, program, and clinical needs.

    This course is appropriate for:

  • Social workers, psychologists, and mental health professionals
  • Researchers, rehabilitation clinicians, faculty, and graduate students
  • Educators, activists, artists, and community organizations
  • Nonprofit staff, evaluators, and photographers
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    "I thought Laura and Stephanie did a great job of using different types of learning tools to keep us engaged. It was an excellent idea to introduce a bit of material and then have us discuss in break out rooms. It made each session's time go by very quickly, but it was also very effective for learning and for making sure participants were engaged with the material throughout. They did so well with the virtual environment, I wouldn't even classify being online as a limitation."

    -International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

    Key Themes in Photovoice Research

    Instructor: Nicole Brown, PhD, MA HE, UCL Institute of Education (full bio on our team page)

    In this series of innovative and practical online workshops, Dr. Nicole Brown introduces three key themes in photovoice research:

    data collection, data analysis, and reflexivity.

    Participants may register for individual, 2-hour sessions ($125), or for the entire 6-hour course ($300). Enrolment is limited to 15 people per workshop.

    Workshop 3: Emotions and the role of reflexivity in photovoice research

    Workshop 2: Analyzing data that has been collected using creative research methods

    Workshop 1: Using creative methods for data collection in research

    Date and time:

    Wednesday, April 27, 3:00-5:00 PM GMT (UK time) (10:00 AM-12 Noon ET; 7:00-9:00 AM PT)

    Date and time:

    Wednesday, May 25, 3:00-5:00 PM GMT (UK time) (10:00 AM-12 Noon ET; 7:00-9:00 AM PT)

    Date and time:

    Wednesday, March 23, 3:00-5:00 PM GMT (UK time) (10:00 AM-12 Noon ET; 7:00-9:00 AM PT)

    This third interactive workshop draws on embodied and creative techniques to focus on emotions in research and to present practical strategies for practicing reflexivity. Topics include how we can: a) attend to and become aware of emotions in ourselves as researchers and in our participants, b) hold emotional space for ourselves and our participants to express emotions safely, c) capture the emotional resonance created in participatory visual research and, d) process the emotions we feel directly and through our participants’ experiences. We will practice reflexivity and tracking in tasks using participants’ research materials. Participants will learn steps involved in refining reflexive journal content for inclusion in peer-review articles.

    In this first interactive workshop we will explore creativity, why we should be creative in our research, and how we can introduce creativity and creative methods into our existing paradigms and approaches. The workshop will focus in particular on the scope and continuum of participatory visual methods and photovoice. Participants will actively experiment with "pick a card" and "diamond 9" activities, photo elicitation, and creating representations. These activities and methods are helpful in yielding rich qualitative data and providing deeper insight into research participants' experiences.

    Using real data from actual research we will consider approaches to analysis of “messy data”. In this second interactive workshop we will consider the principles and processes of analysis within qualitative research more generally before focusing on photovoice. We will discuss the following questions: Is analysis ever an objective process? Is there a difference between analyzing data from linear texts or visual/sensory data, such as that from building LEGO® models, song lists, photographs, videos and the like? Participants will have opportunities to practice different forms and approaches to analyzing visual/sensory data and to learn about critically evaluating quality and rigor in such work.




    "Everything was well organized and ran smoothly. I liked the break out sessions very much and that the class itself was not large. Inter-session assignments were all pertinent. Loved experiencing the photo taking and decision-making on a personal level which is what our clients will be doing."

    -Youth Assistance Program, Tilton, NH

    Working with Youth

    prepare to facilitate photovoice with young people

    Facilitating Photovoice for School and After-School Learning

    Young Changemakers with a Camera: Photovoice

    For decades photovoice projects have successfully engaged many diverse groups, including youth. Photovoice allows youth to develop their skills and express themselves with originality and enthusiasm. Participating in photovoice increases the potential for youth to be active community members and builds an appreciation for different points of view.

    In this training, parents and teachers will learn methods and techniques for facilitating photovoice with a group of youth. Upon completing this training, you will have content, handouts, and exercises ready to adapt to instructional and after-school activities.

    Do you have a group of youth ages 10-16 who would benefit from learning how to use photographs to investigate their experience and share their voice as a tool for change? This interactive online activity allows youth to learn and experience the photovoice process while putting together a product they are proud of.

    During this activity, youth participants will develop their writing, speaking, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Session topics include: careful photo taking, photo sharing, and caption writing, selecting photos, exhibiting, and celebrating!


    New Dates coming soon

    Visual Communication & Photography:

    Strengthen your photovoice visual communication and photography skills

    Deep Seeing: The Power of Visual Communication

    Creative Communication with Photovoice

    5 sessions, 2 hours each

    This course is designed for you to learn creative techniques and approaches to a) use different approaches to communication, b) facilitate healing conversations, c) foster new self-perceptions and d) educate themselves and others. Upon course completion, you will be prepared to facilitate successful participant photo-taking and visual communication.

    This course is appropriate for:

  • Photovoice researchers and facilitators
  • Therapists and clinicians using photography in therapeutic settings
  • Professional photographers supporting photovoice projects
  • “Deep Seeing” describes the ability to “read,” decode, interpret, create, question, challenge, and evaluate visual information, the same as we do for the written word. With this course participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create and select photographs that communicate thoughtfully with power.

    This course is appropriate for:

  • Researchers, evaluators, facilitators, clinicians and non-profit organizations
  • Educators, activists, artists, peer leaders, photographers, and community organizations
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