Agenda and resources from our first AVP online workshop

The AVP philosophy poster from AVP in Western Australia

We (Graeme Stuart and Rob Duncan from Newcastle, and Selene Moonbeams and Jim Thom from Western Australia) are making the agendas and resources we used in our first Basic Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) online workshop. For an overview of AVP see What are Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops?

Because we think there is real potential for AVP online workshops we are making all the material we used available for copying or downloading.  They are available from (There are instructions for accessing below.)

The material includes:

  1. Our agenda with notes and extra information
  2. The participant feedback (both at the end of each session and at the end of the workshop)
  3. All the resources we created or used for the workshop
  4. Some of the material produced during the workshop.

The resources we created or used include:

  1. The participant agenda’s for each session
  2. The “posters” we used to introduce the workshop
  3. A template for Causes, Choices, Consequences (which we think needs simplifying)
  4. A few versions of the Transforming Power mandala (the coloured mandala used in NSW, the mandala in pieces so they can be moved around, and an Aboriginal version of the mandala developed in Western Australia and Northern Territory)
  5. The pieces for doing broken squares online.

There are more reflections from the workshop in the following posts:

  1. 20 tips for an online workshop
  2. Creating a safe space for a workshop on Zoom
  3. Reflections halfway into our first online AVP workshop
  4. More reflections from our first AVP online workshop
  5. Broken Squares online

How to make a copy of the material.

The following instructions are based on a PC, so might be slightly different if you are using a Mac, tablet or phone.

  1. Right click the name of the file you want to make a copy of and click “Make a copy”
    Make a copy
  2. If you are asked where to save it, save it to “My Drive”
  3. Go to “My Drive” and look for “Copy of …[name of file you saved”
    My drive
  4. You should be able to edit it.

Instead of selecting “Make a copy” in Step 1, you could select “Download” (two items below “Make a copy”) and save it to your computer.

If you want to Download all the material, (again these instructions are for a PC, so Mac may be a bit different).

  1. Go to the folder with all the files (
  2. Click “AVP Online Basic May 2020” and then select “Download”
  3. It will either ask you where you want to save it, or automatically save it to your computer (probably in you “Downloads” folder).
  4. You then need to “extract” the files by opening the folder, clicking “Extract All” and following the instructions.

We hope this helps you access the material.

Copyright information

Like the rest of this blog, the material licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

This means you are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Extra resources for AVP facilitators

For AVP facilitators we also encourage you to visit the AVP Continuing Learning Library (available for facilitators registered on the AVP International website) so that you can explore other resources about AVP online. The AVP Continuing Learning Library is available from the facilitators resources page under the online libraries.

  Once you are in the library, the material about AVP online is available under  Innovations.

The AVP International Education committee will be updating these resources on a regular basis.

We hope you find these resources useful and we’d love to hear about how you use it. Please share your experience and ideas in the comments below.

If you liked this post please follow my blog, and you might like to look at:

  1. The Alternatives to Violence Project: Reflections on a strengths-based approach to nonviolent relationships and conflict resolution
  2. An interactive exercise exploring parenting styles
  3. What are Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops?
  4. An Alternatives to Violence Project workshop for parents
  5. Facilitating workshops – creating a container
  6. Conflict resolution and nonviolence workshops with young people

If you find any problems with the blog, (e.g., broken links or typos) I’d love to hear about them. You can either add a comment below or contact me via the Contact page.

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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