Books and resources

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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‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Group on FaceBook

Have you noticed on FaceBook that there’s a ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Group that you can join to see, hear, learn, share, experience and be inspired by posts and shares that members of the group make related to group dynamics, team building, learning, interesting courses, YouTube clips, quotes… anything that’s relevant.  We’re a small group, just over 400 people but growing slowly as people find out about it. Maybe you’re one. Thank you and please share any great things you see out there that may be of interest to members. We envisage this as a juicy, interesting and exciting space to …

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A Glimpse into Robin’s New Book

A String Web which can be used for celebrating each person

Robin’s currently working on the ToolBox chapter of her new book, number 1 in the series of 5. Here’s one entry (unedited as yet) from the ‘Glue Processes’ section, complete with an activity and a process to try out.CELEBRATION  PROCESSESThis is one of the most important activities in the Tool Box for helping people integrate and be able to complete with the group and move forward. Celebrations can mark the end of a project or group, they can thank and honour a person who is leaving or they can acknowledge a job well done. It may be that a long …

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Dynamic Group Activity – Explore Inputs and Outputs of a Group

Social Permaculture. Robin Clayfield, Decision Making

Almost all of us work, create, meet, play, volunteer or live in groups of some kind. They might be environmental groups, political branches, and local interest or lobby groups. They may be sporting teams, work places, families or housing buddies. Learning, teaching or facilitation teams, exercise classes and school grades are all groups with their own special features. Think about a group that you spend most time with or that you’re very passionate about or intimately connected to in some way. Then do this simple activity of brainstorming all the things you put into the group on one side of …

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‘Creative Process Wild Cards’ Launched

Creative Facilitation, Creative Process, Teaching and Facilitation

Robin attended the Australasian Facilitators Network (AFN) Conference in Ballana, Nth NSW in early November last year. This annual gathering of peers, along with the approaching ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ course in mid-November in SE Qld, were used as the launching pad for Robin’s long dreamed of ‘Creative Process Wild Card’ set. Beautiful graphic design by Robin’s partner Rob Clark and thorough editing and brilliant InDesign tuition by Eve Witney made the project possible and supported Robin to achieve a high standard result. The Cards evolved out of a long used ‘Dynamic Groups’ course activity that’s designed to challenge participants …

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Manual for Teaching Permaculture Creatively has a Brand New Cover

Teaching Permaculture Creatively

Thanks to the awesome graphic design skills and willingness of Robin’s partner Rob Clark ‘The Manual for Teaching Permaculture Creatively’ now has a brand new colour cover. Very fitting seeing as the iconic 320 page text, written by Skye and Robin in the early 90s and published by their business Earthcare Education in 1995, is turning 21 this year. Yeah! Many hundreds of people have purchased the Manual and it’s enjoyed in over 65 countries. In recent times it’s become available as a PDF through a DropBox Folder system. It was originally designed as a solid ring binder so it could …

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