Why Use Sociocracy for a Groups Structure and Organisation?

by Erin Young Achieving our dreams and visions for a world that cares for earth, people, spirit and fair share of abundance and resources requires dynamic and effective organisation. This form of organisation is designed with transparency, effectiveness and equal-value, governed by a resilience resembling nature’s inherently sophisticated feedback loops, and provides connection, trust and fulfilment. Sociocracy is a social technology for the governance and facilitation of these groups and organisations. Based on circle process, the methodology allows a clarity of group purpose on macro and micro levels, bringing together all elements of the system through a balanced “power-with” autonomy. …

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WA Permaculture Convergence and Teachers Course

Western Australia was alive with it’s amazingly colourful and diverse wild flowers when Robin was there visiting for three weeks in October to attend the APC 13 (Australasian Permaculture Convergence) and present a five day Advanced Permaculture Teachers course. Robin was invited by Ross Mars, the convener of APC 13 and post APC courses, and was hosted very well by Ross, Charles Otway and other PermaWest members. The convergence was held in the Swan Valley and the weather was atrocious. Flying from warm spring days in Queensland to really cold blistery days for the whole 1st week in WA, the …

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Northey Steet City Farm two Day Intro to Dynamic Groups

Great feedback was received from participants in Robin’s two day Intro to ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ course at Northey Street City Farm recently. Organised by the Education Coordinator of the farm, Emma Brindle, the course attracted people from as far away as Hong Kong while also catering to employees and teachers at the inner city Brisbane farm.  “In two days I feel I have gained a more comprehensive framework and set of tools than in my teaching degree.” Ken “As dense, tasty and wholesome as a slice of sourdough TOAST.” “The two day intro has opened up a world of …

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Dynamic Groups Course held at Crystal Waters

We had this Course over the last week of August, below is the information if you are interested for 2017! Dates for the next one are 16th to 21st October 2017 at Crystal Waters SE Qld .  Robin’s ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ six day residential course in Australia for 2016 was held at Crystal waters. It’s quite possible she won’t run one in Australia at all next year as she’ll be overseas offering it in many countries through UK and Europe then later in the year in India.  If you’ve been thinking for ages about doing this course, now’s the …

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Community Permaculture

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Robin introducing Community Permaculture When people come together in groups or communities, they are capable of being an empowered force for positive change. Permaculture is a uniquely creative way to facilitate group dynamics and governance. Robin Clayfield has been facilitating holistic learning programs for individuals, groups and organizations for decades. She is one of the Pioneers of Permaculture and her life’s work has included bringing her dynamic educational methods and processes to people all across the planet. Her many offerings include training on Community Governance and Decision Making as well as Dynamic Learning.  Film produced by Dana Wilson gaiacraft.com Robin …

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WA Teachers Course as part of APC and Workshops at Margaret River

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Ross Mars, Convener of the Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC) in WA in October has invited Robin to be the principle trainer of a five day Advanced Permaculture Teachers Course to be held from 10th to 14th October. Annaliese Hordern and Charles Otway will join Robin to present the course and Ross and others will have a Special Guest spot.  More information, bios about the presenters and bookings can be seen by clicking here on the APC13 Website. A quick transition will see Robin arrive at Fairharvest in Margaret River, hosted by Jodie Lane and team. She’ll be offering a one day …

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