Robin Clayfield

Robin Clayfield is an international teacher, facilitator and author who is passionate about healthy groups, organisations and communities, their structures and governance and most importantly, their facilitation and group dynamics. She presents and consults all around the world to support global health, well-being and whole systems change through using Permaculture, Social Permaculture and ‘Dynamic Groups’ methodology. Robin is a Permaculture Pioneer and Elder who has lived at Crystal Waters Permaculture Eco-Village in SE Queensland, Australia since 1988. Her books and resources include ‘You Can Have Your Permaculture and Eat It Too’, ‘The New Permaculture Principles Card Game’, ‘The Creative Community Governance and Decision Making Resource Kit’ and the ‘Creative Process Wild Cards’. She is also the co-auther (with Skye in 1995) of ‘The Manual for Teaching Permaculture Creatively’ plus several resources and card games for teachers and facilitators.

‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning Course’ in Oz in October

DATE CLAIMER – 16th to 21st October 2017. ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Creative Facilitation and Teacher Training Residential Intensive at Crystal Waters EcoVillage. Created, Hosted and Facilitated by Robin Clayfield. Book now, as a result of reading this post and receive a $50 discount on the course fee. The course will be held at Crystal Waters in SE Q’ld and will be the only one in Australian for the year as Robin will be overseas offering ‘Dynamic Groups’ in many countries through UK and Europe during the Australian winter. Later in the year she’ll be in India for the International Permaculture …

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Shared Understandings, Vision, Mission Statements + Good Planning

Recently Robin was asked to facilitate a three hour session for a new arm of a training college. Her brief was to support them to come up with an Intention, a Mission Statement and do some Visioning. When considering the difference between a Mission Statement and a Vision Statement Robin felt a definition could be useful and found she could refer to a chapter in her upcoming book that she’d already written to guide her planning.  Here’s the definitions:- Group Purpose – A Groups Purpose is it’s intention or reason for existing. A Mission Statement – Frames up the purpose …

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The Sacred Union Labyrinth at Woodford Folk Festival – Very Soon

It’s almost time for the 31st Woodford Folk Festival in SE Qld which takes place over the Christmas/New Year period. Robin and her team are busy harvesting bamboo, making giant sculptured petals, collecting resources, materials and objects from nature and generally preparing to create and construct ‘The Sacred Union Labyrinth’ for the fourth year running. The Labyrinth has become an integral and much loved destination at the festival where people can walk it anytime or attend one of the four Ceremonies which feature a five piece band and a six person Ceremony team. Directly after each Ceremony ‘Djuelu the Village …

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UK and Europe ‘Dynamic Groups’ Course Tour Mid Year 2017

An exciting and full three month tour for Robin and her ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Courses is planned for May, June and July of 2017 covering six countries with additional courses, workshops and presentations planned including a Weekend Women’s Workshop in Switzerland. First stop will be The Sustainability Centre in East Meon, Hampshire, where Robin offered her Dynamic Groups course last year with Looby Macnamara and was one of five facilitators running a five day Social Permaculture course. Here’s the link to the course that’s on from 15th to 20th May http://www.sustainability-centre.org/dynamic-groups-course.html and their home page www.sustainability-centre.org Having done a one day …

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Jumping into the Future in a Dynamic Collaboration

In March 2008 Robin initiated an innovative completion process for the ‘Future Visions’ session on the final day of the APC9 (Australasian Permaculture Convergence. Sydney), having been invited to facilitate the three hour session. Her now infamous ‘Jumping’ Process has been the completion for all four APC’s since and has been introduced to the IPC (International Permaculture Convergence) in Cuba and last year in UK. At APC13 in WA in October Robin led the ‘Jumping’ on the final day and along with many others also had a turn jumping off the stage. Erin Young and Robin held hands and jumped …

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August Dynamic Groups Course a Success

We had a wonderful, creative and productive residential course for six days in the last week of August. People from all walks of life attended and a highlight was having a few people participate who had been wanting to do the course for several years and had finally made the time to come. Here’s some of the comments in the feedback forms “I loved the richness and diversity of content in Robin’s course. Everyday overflowing with an abundance of creative processes and opportunities for practising skills in a safe environment.” Clare Hopkins. Artist and Art Therapist. “Supportive and inclusive of …

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