Training on the moderation of discussions – report by a participant


The moderator training held by the School of Public Life was attended by a very colorful group of people. We were trained both theoretically and practically on various issues, like how to moderate a discussion, how to lead a group. Time management and conscious planning were on the agenda. Some of the questions we addressed were: How to handle conflicts? How to handle spontaneous guests in a creative manner and how to manage a series of coordinating sessions? How to master its technical background, how to delegate tasks and responsibilities? How to control all this?

We were looking for answers to the above issues together with the Budapest and Pécs group of The City is for All as well as the representatives of advocacy groups representing migrants and refugees, public workers and mothers. We spent the two days in a very good mood by exchanging professional experiences and building our social network.

We were discussing human rights, trends in the use of power, the hierarchy of a group and the efficiency of leadership principles.

Everybody had a great time. The members of the participating organizations made a summary of what they learnt and how they will put it to use. We agreed to continue this work in a joint workshop and also established a mailing list.

Thank you to the School of Public Life!

dr. Gyöngyi Kerékgyártó, the delegate of the Movement of Public Workers for the Future

Photo: István Várady