Tag Archives: Creative Facilitation

Dynamic Groups Team for Training and Facilitation Books

In the lead up to the launch of Robin’s Parteon platform here is an introduction to the team who’ll work to help create the series of teaching and facilitation books and resources which are the result from over 25 years experience training people in creative, interactive learning and group work methods. Erin Young (proofreading and manuscript appraisal, e-news, social media, admin and communication support), Rob Clark (graphic design, artist and lettering art legend), and Eve Witney (editing and InDesign tuition) Backing through Patreon will go towards paying these wonderful people who are supporting in producing the Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation book series. …

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Thanks for all Your Support

Thanks to everyone who supported Robin’s ‘Dynamic Groups’ courses and Wise Women’s weekends across Europe. Robin had a wonderful and enriching journey and many people benefited from her offerings. The next ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ 6 day training in Australia will be from 11th to 16th March 2018 at Crystal Waters Permaculture EcoVillage in SE Qld, Australia.

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‘Dynamic Groups’ at Lebensgarten EcoVillage in Northern Germany

Robin was delighted to re-visit Lebensgarten after 19 years and be hosted by the amazing 82 year old Declan Kennedy for her ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ course and then have some gentle time off for a few days, including witnessing a ‘Global Water Dance’ and receiving a visit from Queensland friend Kestral who’s now living in Netherlands. Lebensgarten is one of the original three EcoVillages that started off the GEN (Global EcoVillage Network) along with Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, (Robin’s home in South East Queensland) and The Farm in Tennessee. One of the ‘Glue’ aspects of the 32 year old …

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Thanks from Permaculture Mediterranea

by Mandy Merklein 9/6/17 on FaceBook A big thank you to Robin Clayfield for her time here on Mallorca, six workshops, PDC support, over 60 participants and sharing loads of information and materials on dynamic groups, decision-making and facilitation! In addition we shared fun, gardening, sailing, sunsets, garden meals and inspiring stories. Thanks to all the workshop participants for your creative involvement, and to Ana Digon for your amazing translation, and Miquel Ramis of Artifex Balear for co-hosting. And thanks to the PermaMed and Escola Kumar team and Bruce and Elias Robson for your support! Robin left us with lots …

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Braziers Park in UK – A Group Work Experiment

An invitation from the Education Team at Braziers Park Community enticed Robin to the experimental group work and social research community in South Oxfordshire for four days. This completed her stay in UK. Members were interested to participate in a ‘Dynamic Decision Making’ one day workshop and Robin also encouraged some community cross pollination by giving a presentation about ‘Crystal Waters Permaculture Village’ on her last evening there. The community is housed in a small Gothic style castle, quite an extraordinary building that was originally a farm house built in 1688 and extended with the Gothic turret type wings in …

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UK Adventure Begins Tour of Europe

Robin’s seven country ‘Dynamic Groups’ course tour began in the UK at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire in mid May. The centre is an educational trust and offers facilities and experiences for adult workshops, school tours and a diversity of learning opportunities, volunteering and ways to be involved. Half the property is a natural burial ground where people are laid to rest in a simple earth friendly way. Such a beautiful thing to witness. The centre is also home to a delicious vegetarian cafe and Permanent Publication, a book publisher and producer of the UK Permaculture Magazine, a very quality …

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