workshops

Workshops

Exposing the Invisible provides free training curricula for anyone interested in running their own investigative workshops.

About the Workshops

Exposing the Invisible provides workshop curricula for anyone interested in running their own investigative workshops or trainings. We offer a structure, techniques, tips and recommended tools that can be used to train on various topics and methods of online and offline investigation.

Most of the workshops are based on topics from our Exposing the Invisible Kit and can be adapted to specific contexts.

We will be adding new workshop materials in this space and we invite you to send us feedback, suggestions for improvement or ideas for collaboration.

Workshops

Exposing the Invisible Workshops: A Facilitator’s Guide

Welcome to the Facilitator’s Guide for "Exposing the Invisible" Workshops! This resource includes general guidelines and tips for facilitators and trainers who wish to conduct workshops based on the curricula we provide on this website. You will find a brief background about the workshops, suggested tools and activities as well as recommendations on how to start, run and conclude a workshop. Feel free to adapt these guidelines and the workshop plans according to your audience's needs and context. We invite you to reach out to us with any questions and feedback that can help improve and expand ...

Included in plan: Useful background information about the workshops' structure, activities and tools, including how trainers can apply and adapt them to various audiences or contexts.

Collaborative Investigations

Investigation is Collaboration: How to Make it Work

This workshop introduces participants to practical ways of finding common ground for working together while navigating and addressing key aspects such as ethics, motivation, context, experiences, goals, etc. Through various exercises, participants will become aware of, and help manage situations where varying reasons and differences can make it hard for people to collaborate, with the aim to understand the collective methods that would enable a team to contribute to the project to the best of their ability.

Duration: 4h:40m

Participants: 6 - 24

Included in plan: Workshop plan and activity templates

Crowdsourcing Managing Sources

Crowdsourcing Information for Investigations

This workshop provides participants with the essential methods, tools, examples and considerations to be aware of when planning and managing a crowdsourcing effort. It also demonstrates the role of crowdsourcing as a method increasingly used by journalists, activists, researchers and others to engage with communities to collect information, verify it and build evidence that can help expose issues affecting societies everywhere.

Duration: 4h

Participants: 6 - 24

Included in plan: Workshop plan, trainer's guides and activity templates

Collaborative Investigations Communication

Communicating Investigations

This workshop demonstrates the importance of communicating investigation findings, and provides methods and tips about investigative "storytelling." It aims to familiarize participants with the process of defining communication goals, identifying audiences, designing a communication plan adapted to contexts, utilizing various communication formats and channels and understanding how they impact the message and the audiences alike.

Duration: 3h:50m

Participants: 6 - 24

Included in plan: Workshop plan and activity templates

Environment

Investigating Climate Change Adaptation: Methods and Principles

This workshop introduces participants to basic principles of climate change adaptation. It provides guidance and tips on investigating exposure to climate impacts, vulnerabilities and coping capacities that participants can apply to their local context. Participants will gain awareness on the complex relationship between climate change, public policies and societal safety, as well as potential wrongdoing related to climate change adaptation.

Duration: 3h:40m

Participants: 8 - 24

Included in plan: Workshop plan and activity templates

Safety Digital Security

An Investigator’s Introduction to Risk Management

This workshop aims to introduce participants to basic principles of risk assessment and risk management, which they can apply to their professional and personal contexts. It provide a working process and guidance on how to conduct a risk assessment and use this assessment as a tool for making decisions at an individual and/or team level.

Duration: 2h:45m

Participants: 6 - 24

Included in plan: Workshop plan and activity templates

Safety Searching Digital Security

How the Internet Works

This short workshop helps participants to understand how the internet is structured, and which journey information takes when traveling from the end user to the providers of information and vice versa. Participants will gain awareness of where the main digital safety risks are and how they look like for various scenarios.

Duration: 1h / 1h:20m

Participants: 6-24

Included in plan: Workshop plan and activity templates

Safety Digital Security

Safety First! Basics of Preventive Digital Safety

This workshop introduces participants to the basics of preventive digital safety and risk awareness measures, which they can apply to their own context. It also provides the main principles and criteria of assessing and deciding what digital tools to choose based on specific individual or group / team situations and needs.

Duration: 2h:40m

Participants: 6-24

Included in plan: Workshop plan and activity templates

Searching Archiving Verification

Web Archiving and Retrieving Archived Information Online

This workshop introduces participants to methods, tools and tips to find and retrieve historical and ‘lost’ information from websites, as well as to archive and preserve copies of webpages for future reference and evidence that something existed online.

Duration: 2h:40m

Participants: 6 - 24

Included in plan: Workshop plan and activity templates

Searching Digital Security Verification

Advanced Online Search and Dorking

This workshop introduces participants to advanced internet search methods, tips and tools, all under the umbrella of a technique known as “dorking.” Participants will learn and practice the technique across different search engines, while applying it to various investigation contexts. The workshop also includes tips on essential digital safety and privacy aspects relevant when searching, collecting and sharing information online.

Duration: 2h:40m

Participants: 6 - 24

Included in plan: Workshop plan and activity templates