Since 1991 GAP International has used an action research approach to understand how and why behaviour change programs succeed. This learning has been distilled into a set of principles for the design of empowering behaviour-change programs, i.e. behaviour changes that build on conscious decisions and continue long after the end of the program.
If you are responsible for implementing a program intended to empower more sustainable behaviour, this approach can help you fine-tune the program to improve long-term results.
If you are responsible for designing a program intended to empower more sustainable behaviour, the principles can make the design process faster and more effective.
What and when
There are two main ways to access this know-how:
Open workshops can be organised on request. They normally last for 2-3 days and the principle orientation is to tuning up existing programs.
Support to use the method can be in the form of