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Our training courses are grounded in our own experiences as researchers and emphasis on participation, informality, and connecting with participants. All our training courses are developed by Empatika researchers and trainers, drawing on our learning and reflections, as well as international participatory practices.

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Empatika's training courses range from the foundations of qualitative research to more advanced and specialized research skills and approaches.


While we prefer working face-to-face and believe in the additional benefits of this approach,  we have extensive experience delivering online training for global teams and have developed effective and fun ways to accomplish this. Our courses and workshops can be customized to the particular needs of each organization - please contact us to design a program just for you.

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Immersion Research -
Level 1 training

Our Immersion Research Level 1 training is for anyone with an interest in immersion research techniques (as a practitioner or commissioner), including core qualitative research skills and respectful ways of undertaking research with people. The training includes around four days of sessions, combined with field practicum or a two-night pilot immersion. This training is currently available both offline and online. (4 days)

View our brochure in English for the offline version

This training is for anyone who wants to develop an understanding of participatory storytelling approaches and concrete skills to apply them. The training uses storytelling tools and techniques to create complex personal stories that can complement research to provide a powerful and transformative personal element. Participants build these skills by carrying out this process themselves using a range of creative techniques, including drawings, photography, and first-person narration they develop into short multimedia videos.

Empatika also offers training on Transformative Storytelling for facilitators.

What is Transformative Digital Storytelling?


Transformative Digital Storytelling


Participatory Practices and Skills for Better Engagement with People

This training is focused on researchers and development workers who want to improve their listening and engagement skills when working with people. The course uses a hands-on approach by making use of real life examples from the field to support participants to develop creative approaches to engage with and listen to people better. The training focuses on building participatory and practical skills and behaviours important for researchers and facilitators to enhance interpersonal communication skills and interview techniques for better research and monitoring outcomes. (1-2 days)

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