Our programmes cover capacity building from the development and human rights perspective in areas such as
Course details are given in the attached pdf file
Courses are conducted for organisations at mutually agreed dates and venues.
Minimum 10 participants; Maximum 25 participants.
Preparatory material (soft copies) is normally sent a month before the course.
The courses are intensive. Participants should be prepared for lots of writing and focussed work.
Once an organisation decides to upgrade the skills of its staff, we work closely with the HROD department to develop a course that fits the specific needs of the organisation. A participant profile form is sent out to those interested. These need to be filled up and sent to us at training @ openspace.org.in at the earliest. Based on this the course is fine tuned to meet the expectations of the participants, to the extent possible.
The writeshops are based on participatory, experiential and reflexive learning methods. Supported by inputs from the training team, participants will learn through doing. A variety of learning tools will be used including inputs, case study analysis, group and individual work.
The writeshops are in English. Those with a fair to good command over English will benefit best. Teaching the language is not within the scope of the programme. The participants will work diligently, under extreme stress conditions. They will be prepared to meet tight deadlines.
The workshops are designed to enable participants to take back high quality documents, in proportion to their effort. Practising media professionals and experts will be resource persons. Most of the time is devoted to honing skills doing practice assignments that are evaluated immediately.
This includes training and the costs of the required literature, stationery. It does not cover accommodation, meals, laundry, internet, insurance, entry visa, accommodation and meals prior to or after the course or any other expenses.
Venue and accommodation
If the training is to be arranged in Bangalore, we would be happy to do so. Venue and accommodation are arranged according to the preference and budget of the organisation and the payment is made directly. This is because there is a wide range of preferences. Those with special needs of any kind, including crèche facilities for children, are requested to inform us sufficiently early, so that we can make the arrangements possible.
There are a range of venues possible for the training here in Bangalore.
(a) Basic (non a/c) which is normally used by activists is about Rs 600, and workshop facilities (9am to 5pm) would be Rs 6000 per day.
(b) Standard (a/c) Rs 2000, and facilities Rs 7500 per day.
(c) Standard (non a/c) would be Rs 1800, and facilities 6000 per day.
(d) Executive would start from Rs 12,000, and facilities 8000 per day.
If we travel to another venue, we request you to arrange the logistics (venue, accommodation etc) there.
The Government of India taxes services at 12.36%.
Exchange rates are approximately (June 2014) Rs 60 to an US dollar and Rs 80 to an Euro. For the current rates please check rbi.org.in
The banks normally charge a conversion fee.
Payments can be sent by crossed demand drafts, payable to OpenSpace in Bangalore. International participants can either make a bank transfer or pay on arrival. Please make bank transfers only after getting the visa.
A single entry visa to India is issued by the Indian Embassy/High Commission in your country. Do check for details and eligibility.
A visa may need more than one week to be issued. Accepted applicants who have completed all formalities will be issued an invitation letter addressed to the Embassy in their countries which will allow them to apply for an entrance visa.
All participants in the course and their accompanying dependants must have health, accident and third party insurance upon arrival. Participants must ensure that they have appropriate insurance coverage.
For more details, contact us at
email: training @ openspace.org.in