Sprockler Online Training – Research the complexity of social systems through storytelling

What is the connection between storytelling and the complexity of social systems? People tell stories to make sense of the world around them. Sprockler helps you to collect stories and discover emerging patterns in the described complexity. The first two modules of the training focus on the 5 process steps of Sprockler, the basic principles, the different types of questions and the options for collecting and sharing results. In the next modules you learn to work with the process and the tool.
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Date & Time:

TBC

Place:

Online via zoom

Fees:

€350

Trainers:

Han Rakels

Lisette Gast

Anne van Marwijk

Marjolein Kok

Sprockler is a response to an increasingly complex world in which we endeavour to make sense of what happens. It uses a unique combination of qualitative (stories) and quantitative (numbers) data. It bridges the worlds of subjectivity – stories – and objectivity – numbers. In other words, Sprockler enables you to research the complexity of social systems through storytelling. 

With Sprockler you can create story-based inquiries to collect actual experiences. This generates meaningful data that contributes to the learning capacities of your organisation, company or community.

People have valuable experiences to share

People are often treated as passive sources of information rather than active sources of inspiration. This happens in monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and strategic planning. How many boring, inadequate, or misplaced questionnaires have you received? It is easy to ask people what they think, but they will not tell you a lot if they are not convinced that the issues they raise will be addressed. People have valuable experiences to share if we can only engage and inspire them. With Sprockler, you invite people to use storytelling to share and connect with their own experience, and you subsequently gain insight about the complexity as well as the meta-data about the social system they address. 

Sprockler has three tools: Designer, Collector and Visualizer to design your inquiry, collect your information, and visualize your data in an attractive manner.

Why is storytelling in complexity good for you? 

This training is for you if you:

  • Engage others in storytelling to understand what is going on and look for ways to make more of it.
  • Have the aspiration to use stories to do research, but have no idea where to start.
  • Need to measure the impact of your work, but are fed up with standard data collection or the complexity of your topic (e.g. social systems) makes standard data less relevant.
  • Want to explore new features and enjoy the full potential of Sprockler

This practical online training will help you to:

  • Understand in which situation Sprockler can be best used
  • Use the Sprockler tools, including the designer, app and online collector and the visualizer
  • Be introduced to the art of asking the right questions for Sprockler
  • Be introduced to inspiring non-extractive ways of collecting your stories
  • Understand the practicalities of Sprockler, including the support of different languages, devices.

Your trainers Han Rakels, Lisette Gast, Anne van Marwijk and Marjolein Kok are experienced Sprockler practitioners and have extended experience in a broad variety of face-to-face dialogue methods that inspired the development of Sprockler.

The first two modules of the training focus on the 5 process steps of Sprockler, the basic principles, the different types of questions and the options for collecting and sharing results. In the next modules you learn to work with the process and the tool.

The training is also suited as an in-house training. The advantage of this is that you can immediately start working on your own case. The course can be given in Dutch, English and Spanish.

Previous participants shared:

Super exciting and time flew by.
That such a tool and process exists!
Pleasant and interactive training, with good use of online tools. 

Practical Info

 

Success Story 

Oxfam Novib,  Saferworld and partners used Sprockler to conduct a baseline measurement for their project on access to fair, legitimate and effective Justice in Pakistan. Listen to DM&E Thursday Talk by Stine Chen (Oxfam Novib), Nele Blommestein (Sprockler) & Lisette Gast about it.