Creativity Training Client: Community Development Network (Voices)

Voices supports Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organizations and groups in Sunderland to play an active role in key strategic partnerships. Voices staff provide a support service and run training workshops for VCS representatives.

Infinite Arts led a staff training session focussing on introducing creativity into facilitation.

The training involved activities to help define creativity, looking at the attributes of a creative person and the potential barriers to creativity. The group identified the key attributes of a good facilitator, and the pitfalls they may encounter.

Above all the training was designed to show that there is no right way or wrong way to facilitate – but that different methods and approaches will work in different settings.

Participants identified and discovered ways to be more creative in their work and Infinite Arts developed these ideas into a set of handouts which were supplied to the group following the training.

For more information about CDN please visit their website www.sunderlandcommunitynetwork.org.uk

“We need more days like this as it gets everyone thinking and working together. It even breaks down barriers of power  - there has been no difference between team leader or admin staff here!”

Participant in Creativity Training for Facilitators