• 'Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning' Creative teachers, Facilitators and Group Leaders Courses

    6 day trainings, shorter workshops and consultancy

  • Robin's Full Re-edited, Reformatted 3rd Edition Book

    Now over 5000 copies sold

  • Robin's New Dynamic Groups Book Due for Release Mid 2016

    Robin's partner Rob Clark has just produced a stunning flier about it

  • Brand New 'Permaculture Principles Card Game'

    PLUS 'Creative Process Wild Cards'

  • Introducing ELFy The Magician to the World

    DaDarrr! Mascot, champion and colourful jigsaw puzzle symbol for Dynamic Groups

  • 'The Love Feast' Dynamic Relationships Retreat and Methodology

    Shorter workshops and private couples sessions available

Recent Posts

Social Permaculture Weekend 10th and 11th September

Social Permaculture Course at Crystal Waters EcoVillage
Social Permaculture Course at Crystal Waters EcoVillage

Robin’s excited to let you know about the Social Permaculture Weekend coming up at Crystal Waters Eco-Village on 10th and 11th September. Occasionally she offers a one day version when invited by interested groups. Last year she was part of the facilitation team for a five day Social Permaculture course in England with Starhawk, Robina McCurdy, Looby Macnamara and Peter Cow. 45 participants received the benefits of these experienced and passionate Permaculture educators.

Robina McCurdy is visiting Australia for a couple of months so Robin’s grabbed the opportunity and invited her to collaborate and offer this one off weekend experience and exploration of Social Permaculture.

It will especially appeal and be useful for anyone working in group situations, from course and group  leaders and facilitators to transition group participants, workplace teams, community groups, social enterprises, even families.

Topics will include:-

  • What is Social Permaculture?
  • Using the Principles of Permaculture and applying them to social change and social design
  • Building group effectiveness and supporting the purpose of your group
  • Group dynamics, group culture and group work skills
  • Group and personal ‘Inputs and Outputs’, Zones and Sectors
  • Motivation and confidence to act for change and be involved in group activities
  • Interactive experience and group communication skills

email robin@earthcare.com.au to register or for more information

and here’s a link to the FaceBook Event Invite

Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning – Creative Facilitation Course

Tathra group2 months to go till the annual 6 day ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Creative Facilitation, Teacher Training and Group Leadership Training. Fully residential with luscious catering ensures participants get the most out of this globally acclaimed professional development course for educators and group workers from a diversity of industries and professions.

Click here to see the flier

Dynamics Groups Testimonial Video

Testimonial Video from Robin Clayfield’s Dynamic Groups Course November 2015 at Crystal Waters Eco Village.


Further information on the Dynamic Groups Courses


Dynamic Group Activity – Explore Inputs and Outputs of a Group

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.

Social Permaculture. Robin Clayfield, Decision Making
Inputs and Outputs. A Social Permaculture and Dynamic Group Activity

Then do this simple activity of brainstorming all the things you put into the group on one side of a page and all that you receive from being part of the group on the other side, a little like the photographic example.

You could also do this activity for the group as a whole. What are all the energies, resources, skills, needs, money, time, legalities, support etc that go into the group and what outputs does the group have – products, services, social values, learnings, waste, empowerments, employments etc.

This may bring some additional perspective to your involvement with the group and even provide valuable insight to enable change, growth or more positivity or problem solving.

This is an example of some of the kinds of activities in Robin’s upcoming ‘Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation’ book. Enjoy! Each e-news will endeavour to provide an activity that is aimed at supporting more successful and dynamic group work.

Advanced Permaculture Teacher Training course

An exciting one off opportunity to deepen teaching skills related to Permaculture while in WA for the APC (Australasian Permaculture Convergence). 10th to 14th October

Presenters will be Rowe Morrow and Robin Clayfield. A few guests, including Ross Mars and David Holmgren, will give you their teaching tips.

Cuba PresentationThis five-day course covers the whole range of learning and teaching styles and strategies to enable you to have confidence about teaching and facilitating many of the permaculture-related courses that are on offer. The course will include outlines for Intro, PDC’s, Advanced courses and Accredited Permaculture Training. Sessions will be run on lesson plans, facilitation techniques, teaching resources (tool kit), course organisation and public speaking, and much more.

Click here to go to the Registration page.

‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ courses

Robin Clayfield Teaching Permaculture Creatively
Robin Facilitating in UK

Following successful ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ courses in UK last August and Melbourne in February, Robin will offer her only other Dynamic Groups course for the year at Crystal Waters in SE Qld from 21st to 26th August. With taking time out to write and a big trip to WA in October for the APC13 (Australasian Permaculture Convergence), Robin’s decided to wait till her UK and Europe adventure in mid 2017 to run any more of these creative teachers facilitation courses. The Europe tour is taking shape with courses already confirmed in Mallorca (Spain), Italy and Slovenia and quite possibly Switzerland, Germany, UK, Portugal and maybe France and Israel. Wow! It’s looking like a big year next year for Dynamic Groups work.

Click here to see the poster for ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Course 21st to 26th August

Dynamic Groups, Teaching Permaculture Creatively