- Category: Community Resilience
The Art of Facilitation
Effective Tools for Cultivating Collaboration and Engagement in Groups, Communities and Co-operative Initiatives
10am - 5pm, Wednesday 24th February 2016
WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary
(note: 10am start, though learning material will not be covered until 11am to accommodate those arriving by train)
Course fee €50 (€40 Concession) including a delicious local lunch
Develop your competencies in facilitating groups and using new tools to host transformational conversations in your community or organisation. This full-day course will provide participants with new tools and processes to better host meetings, facilitate participative events, and cultivate flourishing communities.
This event will examine the changing role of the facilitator as a catalyst for change, and is aimed at those that have no background in facilitation and also those who are seeking to refine skills and enrich their skill-set.
Davie Philip, Cultivate Living and Learning, Chris Chapman, the Change Exploratory and Aaron Bailey, Cloughjordan Ecovillage/ Next GEN.
Who is this course for?
This training is for people working with established or emerging community groups, organisations and co-operative initiatives and for anyone interested in convening better meetings, working with groups, hosting events and designing and delivering courses in a more participative way. Adult and community educators, trainers, hosts and facilitators who want to develop their skills and ways of working to enable them to have impact as we transition to a more values-based and collaborative economy, will benefit from attending this course.
- Category: Permaculture Archive
This event is now FULLY BOOKED. We will schedule new dates soon.
Learn how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and strengthen the resilience of our communities using Permaculture Design.
A one day introductory workshop hosted by Davie Philip of Cultivate and Bruce Darrell of Feasta, both based at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
Using an active learning approach this workshop will give an introduction to permaculture design principles and outline how they can be applied to your own life and work.
Who should come to this workshop?
This course is for anyone curious to find out more about Permaculture and trying to decide whether to take a more extensive course. The one day session is also a 'stand alone' introduction to Permaculture ethics, principles and design, and can act as a perfect lead-in to the more in-depth Permaculture Design Course (FETAC L5) run in Cloughjordan over 3 weekends or the 10-day intensive, residential Permaculture Design Certificate Course (accredited by the UK Permaculture Association)
Open to anyone aged 16 or over. No prior knowledge of permaculture is needed.
This is a great introduction to the subject if you are involved in GIY, Community Gardens, Transition or just looking for tools to empower yourself.
11.00 - The ethics and principles of Permaculture
11.45 - Using Permaculture in our Lives
12.45 - Application in the Urban Context
13.00 - Lunch Break (Food not included)
14.00 - Growing Food Intensively
15.30 - Going Further with Permaculture
16.00 - Close
- Category: Permaculture
Friday 12 - Sunday 21 August 2016 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary, Ireland |Contact Us | Fees €550 / €495 Members | some concessions are available, €100 deposit secures your place (how to apply - PDF)
Join the ecovillage's resident experts of permaculture, gardening, farming, perma-facture and green building for this unique, yearly opportunity to learn invaluable design and practical skills. This is Cultivate's 8th year holding the UK Permaculture Association accredited Permaculture Design Certificate ("PDC") Course at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.
Special guest teachers on this year’s course includes Joe Atkinson of the UK Permaculture Association, Maddy Harland of Permaculture Magazine, and Arayna (via Skype) author of Permaculture Design a Step by Step Guide.
This PDC is organised by Cultivate in association with Cloughjordan Community Farm and Village Education Research and Training (VERT) at The Cloughjordan Ecovillage. The venue for indoor sessions is the enterprise centre a.k.a. FabLab, WeCreate. See photos of previous courses here.
This course is full-time (and "full-on") from Friday evening (starting with dinner around 6pm) until the following Sunday afternoon (around 4pm) | Find presentations, links and other resources on Our Permaculture Resource Site.
- Category: Permaculture
Learn Permaculture design, how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and create livelihoods within our own communities
This QQI L5 registered Permaculture Design Course* provides participants with a balanced combination of theory and outdoor practical place-based learning. The course emphasises both ecological and social permaculture covering topics such as perennial plants, agro-forestry, soil health and new ways of thinking about land management. A lively, participatory and thought-provoking experience is guaranteed.
- Category: Convergence
Could the co-operative model play a greater role in our economic recovery?
Does a more collaborative approach to social enterprise foster greater innovation?
Can community co-operatives provide sustainable livelihoods?
How can local co-operatives strengthen the resilience of our communities?
The events will build on Ireland’s rich tradition of co-operatives and the current interest in; community ownership; co-housing; social enterprise; renewable energy co-operatives; co-working; community owned pubs and shops; buyers clubs; artist and food co-ops; and the emerging collaborative economy.
Convergence is a sustainable living festival that the Sustainable Ireland Co-operative, who trade as Cultivate Living and Learning, have curated since 2000. For this, the 20th Convergence, a number of workshops, facilitated conversations, field trips and conferences organized by different co-operatives, or organisations promoting co-ops, are being offered across the island.
For further information contact…
Davie Philip - Convergence Co-Curator
Office: 0505 56061
Mobile: +353 (0) 87 6340697
Posters and Schedules (PDF links):
Community Energy Coops Event Poster
A Co-operative Fair Poster
Better Business, Better Living. Community Enterprise and the Co-operative Approach
Co-Housing Event Schedule
Student Coops Event Schedule