Conversations & Explorations -a Confidence Building Workshop- (2)

Ref: C2340559

This workshop is the second of two 'women friendly' opportunities to discover how to become more confident generally, but in particular how to explore, access and enjoy the many resources and places for recreation and learning in Nottingham and/ or where you live. Topics for discussion will depend on the interests of those attending, but we will consider ideas and practical ways, for eg, to overcome fears about interactions with others, problems (especially for women) of travel and going to unfamiliar places, to see yourself as having rights to participate in opportunities of all kinds that are available locally. There will be a short 'outing' into the immediate surroundings to enable us to reflect in later conversations on the experience of 'going out' and to consider the many creative ways (eg photography, resource mapping, diary keeping) to document information for future use. Those attending the first workshop could also use this second one to build on their learning.

Course aim

This workshop aims to explore ways to build confidence through conversation on topics and activities that will help women find out more about themselves and make use of the resources where they live.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre
  • This workshop will complement other Confidence Building courses - or act as a stand-alone opportunity for women to discover ways to begin the process of personal development or improving social /communication and interaction.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the difficulties you and other women can experience using some spaces /places in the city and/or where they live and how to overcome them.
  • Describe the key ideas of building confidence to help you to get out and about and to reflect on them in your own way.
  • Discuss how you and other women could improve their social/community lives
  • Use creative and other activities and information gathering to extend your knowledge about where you live and how to engage with them
  • Reflect on and suggest ways to make places more accessible to women and their children and how to plan you own further explorations with more confidence.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • As a one-day workshop, reflection during the session will enable students to see what has been learned individually and collectively. There will be tangible evidence of the work achieved that will also be a resource for the Centre.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • We will use access to the media for this workshop that will be provided - but any resources you might have personally will be useful too. Light refreshments will be provided - but please bring a 'picnic' lunch!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Your local knowledge and experiences will be much appreciated for sharing and consideration in conversation with others.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Conversations & Explorations -a Confidence Building Workshop- (2)


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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