A 4-week immersion: learn to design using peer-led approaches to learning, community, culture and change. Multiply your ability to apply these approaches in your setting.
Who is this for?
This is for you if you're working on learning, community, culture or change, for an organisation or independently, in any sector. You'll already know, or sense, the value of peer-led approaches, but you want to multiply your ability to put them into practice.
What to expect:
This training bottles >5 years of learning. We'll cover peer-led approaches across 5 levels (see illustration).
3 days' time commitment over 4 weeks, incl. a break. This includes 7 scheduled, facilitated sessions, as well as self-paced learning resources (more detail below).
Booking has now closed for our May/June cohort. The next one runs in November (dates TBD) - express your interest for our November cohort via this form.
We'll be online, so you can join us from any location.
Huddlecraft 101 Overview
5 levels of peer-led approaches:
"Huddlecraft 101 was a really rich experience with a group of people working to transition to more peer-led spaces, in a whole range of sectors and environments. There were so many practical tools and resources."
Zoe Cumberland, Connection Coalition Manager, The Jo Cox Foundation
We are hyped to be offering Huddlecraft 101 at this particular moment. Here's why we think this is so important, right now:
Humanity has never needed to learn so much, within such a short timeframe.
We want to spread approaches that encourage all participants to be active agents of each other's learning.
Thriving in a post-Covid future will require greater social and emotional skills.
A peer-to-peer mindset can bake this into the design of learning, community, culture and change initiatives.
No work towards sustainable futures can ignore social justice.
Peer-led approaches are structurally more equitable than many traditional approaches.
You might be looking to top up your professional practice, apply peer power to a live challenge - or invest in your organisational culture. Here's what you can expect to take away:
A deeper understanding of the potential of peer-led approaches for creating learning, community, culture and change initiatives.
Greater understanding of where you can apply the power of peer-to-peer to support your aims, objectives and live challenges.
Confidence bringing people together as peers, online and offline, to create 'new power' spaces even within 'old power' organisations.
Greater ability to articulate a strong case and advocate for the value of peer-led approaches in your setting.
Connect with a cohort of practitioners grappling with their own context, and exchange multiple perspectives and ideas.
For your organisation:
Invest in needed skills: the pandemic has highlighted how the skills of gathering and relating effectively are essential for everyone to thrive.
Reinvigorate organisational culture post-Covid by supporting a culture of ongoing learning and collaboration.
Use cutting edge approaches to learning, community, culture and change for your programmes, ventures and initiatives.
Make cost savings by adopting a distributive, peer-to-peer mentality in place of a service-provider mindset.
Create resilience for an uncertain future, by placing relationship-building at the heart of your approach.
"I loved how playful all the activities and sessions were and how we weaved in and out of personal reflection and group conversations. The digital collaboration activities were particularly well designed."
- Jahnvi Singh, learning designer and facilitator
How it works
Huddlecraft 101 live sessions and content requires 3 days' time commitment over 4 weeks. This included 7 scheduled, facilitated sessions, as well as self-paced learning resources.
All session times are in BST (UK time zone).
A pack of printed goodies sent by post, including a reflection tool and resources for the training.
A database of all Huddlecraft 101 participant contacts.
Ongoing opt-in access to the Enrol Yourself slack community, alongside your cohort.
Plus 1 day’s worth of self-paced learning: 5 X recorded Q&A sessions with Huddlecraft’s host community + activities to complete and/or take back to your team or community.
And coffee carousel: We’ll help you set up a coffee with someone, and someone will set one up with you.
Training: November 2022
Rest / Reading week
Sessions dates TBD
Sessions dates TBD
Our live sessions will take place via Zoom, using a variety of online tools like Mural and Google Jamboards, but you will also be sent videos and resources to use on your own time. A good internet connection will ensure the best experience. There will be an option to turn on live captions during sessions.
This is an experiential programme, so participants will be expected to actively participate on multiple occasions, and there will be a mix of solo, pair and group exercises throughout.
After signing up, all participants will be contacted and there will be a chance to create an access plan together if needed. If you have any access questions before signing up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking has now closed for our May/June 2022 cohort.
Our next cohort will run in November 2022 (dates TBC).
We strongly believe in the power of this work, so we've created various options to make Huddlecraft 101 accessible to a wide range of people. Please get in touch with any questions via email@example.com
Price: £1415 + VAT per employee.
We offer group discounts for organisations booking places for 3+ employees - email us to arrange a discount.
Price: £995, payable upfront or via 6 monthly payments of £166 (both VAT inclusive).
We offer group discounts for 3+ individuals - get in touch via email.
We have some bursary places available for organisations and individuals - please complete the form below to apply.
If cost is a barrier
Huddlecraft 101 for organisations
If you’d like >3 employees to join, get in touch for a discount. If you’d like >6 employees to join, it might make more sense to run this training in-house. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Representing an organisation and want to know more?
What we'll cover
We'll focus on 5 levels of peer-led approaches, starting with the self and building gradually, finishing by looking at the wider ecosystem.
In peer-led approaches the individual cannot be a passive recipient, and intrinsic motivation really matters. How can we help people step into new roles?
Self as an 'ingredient' of relationships
Fluid roles and adaptability
Growing intrinsic motivation
Groups and communities are built on the strength of their smaller units. How can we design with pairs as a powerful building block?
Formats for structuring pairs (buddies, mentors, stewards etc.)
Relationship intention setting and foundations
Becoming coach and coachee
The power of small groups for multiplying potential cannot be overstated. How can craft be applied to navigate group dynamics and pitfalls?
Roles and responsibilities in peer groups
Group dynamics: challenges and opportunities
Crafting equitable spaces
This level is all about the strategic application of peer-led approaches to achieve objectives. How can the power of peer-to-peer fuel your goal/s?
Peer power as a strategic approach
Network structures for change
Dialling up peer-to-peer dynamics within communities
No peer-led intervention exists in a vacuum. What is going on in the wider context, and how can you work with this intentionally and strategically?
Mapping culture and power in your context
Articulating the case for peer-led approaches
Fractals: connecting to larger currents of change
"Huddlecraft 101 helped us implement a peer buddy system at LearnJam: part of our move away from a hierarchical organisational structure. We've also been better equipped to bring peer-led approaches into our client work."
Jo Sayers, Director, LearnJam
Huddlecraft 101 will be hosted by the Enrol Yourself team - with lots of contributions from our Host Community too.
Zahra has been geeking out over the power of peer groups since 2016, although she suspects her interest has roots in childhood experiences of alternative education and Islamic gatherings. Zahra is co-founder of Enrol Yourself and hosted our first 3 peer groups. Since then, Enrol Yourself has hosted hundreds of people through peer-led experiences. Zahra’s background spans service design, system change and visual communication.
Katie is a self-taught designer, whose work bridges visual, experience and web design. She cut her teeth as co-founder and service designer of Settle, a social enterprise that supports homeless young people moving into their first flat. A peer-learning superfan, she’s collaborated with Enrol Yourself since 2017 as a Learning Marathon participant and Host, before coming in-house as Design Lead in January 2022.
Anneka is a campaigns, partnerships and marketing professional with 17 years experience in establishing ventures and building communities. She has worked with TEDx, Impact Hub, and the University of Birmingham. Anneka set up Enrol Yourself’s first Learning Marathon outside London and she’s now leading on OwnIt, applying peer-led methodology to a complex challenge: how to support women to take #ClimateAction through their personal finances.
Sarah has been building community for a decade - and building community at Enrol Yourself since 2017 - and is a wellness coach and facilitator with a background in psychology and sex and relationships education. Their approach to community is always people-centred and relational - they’ve witnessed just how powerful authentic communities can be on both a personal and a collective level, and strongly believes in their world-changing potential.
Huddlecraft Host community
What level of experience is needed to participate?
There are no prerequisites for joining Huddlecraft 101, but we have designed this training for people working on learning, community, culture and/or change, either within an organisation or independently.
This will be most suitable for those who have been working on live challenges within their field for 3+ years. However, if you're earlier on your journey, get in touch and we can discuss whether this might be right for you at this stage.
What is the time commitment for participants?
You'll need to be able to commit a minimum of 3 days over a 4 week period. Just over 2 of those days will be spent in facilitated 2.15 hour sessions, online. The remaining time is made up of self-paced learning activities that you can complete flexibly, when it works for you, and you are more than welcome to commit additional time.
I'm not based in the UK?
That's totally fine. We've schedule all facilitated sessions at 1.15 - 3.30pm BST so that people in a wide variety of time zones can participate.
The times I see above don't work for me. Are there other options?
Please let us know if dates or times are a barrier, we will consider additional options if there is enough demand - register your interest for the next round of training in November 2022.
If you work for an organisation and you'd like >6 employees to join the training, we could consider running it in-house at a time that suits you.
Can I send several employees or a whole team on this training? Or can you run this training exclusively for my organisation?
Yes. We welcome this and believe you will take even more value from the training by having several people participate.
If you want to send >3 employees please get in touch for a discount. If you want to send >6 employees, let us know: it might make more sense to run the training in-house, tailored to your aims.
Can you help me get support from my employer to participate?
Yes. You can download our organisations' pack and share it with your employer. The pack is designed to help you ask for support. Please let us know if there's something else we can do to help.
I’ve spent so much time on Zoom... How will you keep this energising?
We feel you. Keeping online learning experiences fun and energising is part of what we do. We deliberately keep sessions short, take breaks, and mix things up with a variety of facilitation styles. Huddlecraft 101 also includes self-paced materials to learn from when you're ready.
All our sessions are designed using principles of experiential learning, connecting you with other participants - and of course, peer-to-peer exchange.
What are your criteria for bursaries?
Limited bursaries are available to those who identify as being from an under-represented background, including but not limited to POC, LGBTQIA+, disabled people, refugees or asylum seekers. They are also available to those with low income, and to under-resourced organisations doing social impact work. You can apply for one of these bursaries via this form.
Please get in touch via email@example.com if you would like to discuss eligibility.
Can I pay in instalments?
We are offering the option of splitting the total over 6 instalments. If paying instalments over a longer time period would help you participate please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Will this training meet my access needs?
There's space in the sign up form (which you'll received after payment) to let us know about your access needs and how we can make this work for you. We will endeavour to meet the needs of those who want to participate.
With our own peer groups we have been exploring a variety of accessibility solutions including access plans, live-captioning, large text documents and other adaptations.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
How do you approach diversity, inclusion and anti-oppression as an organisation?
We believe that putting peer-to-peer relationships at the heart of our approach has huge potential for more inclusive and equitable learning and development. However, we know that a very deliberate effort is required to deliver these benefits in reality.
Diversity is essential to our pedagogy, within which peers exchange perspectives, ideas, experience and contacts. This is a top cited value point for our participants; that they learn from multiple perspectives within the group.
We are committed to continually learning and exploring this question as a team. We invite our partners to go on that journey with us. We believe in walking the walk, and strive to do as much as we can within our means, for example setting up our Abundancy Fund to support people from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in the Learning Marathon.
Is there a selection process?
No, if you'd like to participate, you can.
How do I sign up?
The sign up process is simple: once you've set up payments, we'll email you with a form so you can tell us a bit more about you and what you're hoping to get out of the training. Sign ups have closed for our May/June cohort - express your interest for our November cohort here.
How do I get in touch?
You can reach us via firstname.lastname@example.org or stay up to date on social media @huddlecraft
"Thank you for creating a virtual space where I have been able to connect with a hub of interesting and passionate people."
- Imani Clough, Learning Marathon Host