Spaceshaper Facilitator Training

Wednesday 26 October 2011 - 9:30

Spaceshaper is for anyone who is keen to improve their local park, square, street or any patch of land used by local people. Spaceshaper aims to be positive and raise aspirations, encouraging people to demand more from their local spaces.

Spaceshaper can be used by anyone, from community groups to professionals and brings together those who use a space with those who manage and care for it. A Spaceshaper workshop collects the views of lots of different people through visiting a site and filling in a questionnaire.

The training explains how to plan and deliver Spaceshaper workshops and look into the various ways you can help a group decide or vote on priorities for change. We explain how to discuss the questionnaire results during Spaceshaper workshops which aim to debate issues of design quality and build a better understanding of how a space works for different stakeholders.

Our experienced facilitators will show you how to use the Spaceshaper software to provide instant feedback and also demonstrate low tech ways of engaging participants as part of the Spaceshaper tool.

At the training session you will learn how to:

· Facilitate engaging community workshops

· Gather constructive views from stakeholders, space managers and community groups

· Assess the quality of a space

· Collect evidence to support the need for change

· Lead groups in prioritising change in their area

· Monitor the quality of a space over time

The facilitator training session will start with refreshments at 9.30am and finish by 4.30pm. Following the training session attendees will have access to the Spaceshaper materials and resources.

The cost for attending is £250 (plus VAT). For details of how to apply, please contact01634 401166 or email

The deadline for all applications is Friday 16th September 2011 and you will be informed whether your application has been successful by the end of Friday 23rd September 2011.

Further information about Spaceshaper is available on Kent Architecture Centres website