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SDG Workshop in Communities

Example Timeline for a half day and full day SDG implementation workshop in COMMUNITIES


Target groups: The SDG workshops are geared towards adult audiences in local settings for SDG implementation work/projects/initiatives, like local public entities (e.g. local councils/authorities), community groups, but also for NGOs as well as local businesses (SMEs).

Note: The half day workshop is geared towards 5 hours including breaks (e.g. 8am to 1pm) and the full day workshop is geared towards 8 hours duration including breaks. The workshops can also be conducted in the form of two half day workshops on separate days. The suggested duration of exercises is indicative only based on our experience, but can be adapted to specific needs and priorities (expanded or reduced).


Half Day Workshop

Duration

Full Day Workshop

Duration

Welcome, opening and introduction

5 mins

Welcome, opening and introduction

5 mins

Sociometric constellations / mapping the field

20 mins

Sociometric constellations / mapping the field

20 mins

Introduction to the multiple crisis we face - setting the scene and in local context and the SDG/Agenda 2030

15 mins

Introduction to the multiple crisis we face

15 mins

Introducing and explaining the SDG flashcards

5 mins

We have a plan - Introduction to the Agenda 2030 and SDG - including SDG timeline (interactive)

20 mins

SDG mingling exercise (getting to know the SDG flashcards)

20 mins

Introducing and explaining the SDG flashcards

5 mins

Creation of Working Groups

10 mins

SDG mingling exercise (getting to know the SDG)

20 mins

Prioritise and identify 'catalyser' SDG in your locality and systemic connections (from local to global - north to south) of them in groups and harvest insights

30 mins

Creation of Working Groups

10 mins

Identify and discuss ‘low hanging fruit’ SDG implementation in your locality/context (existing or on the way) - group work (what we already do)

15 mins

Estimation game on where we are at on implementation of the SDG (own country and where the gaps are? and compare to elsewhere) 30 mins

Identify and discuss ‘oustanding’ SDG in your locality (what is still to be done)

15 mins

Prioritise and identify 'catalyser' SDG in your locality and systemic connections (from local to global - north to south) of them in groups and harvest insights - use of the SDG wheel mapping tool

 

30 mins

Dialogue on policies, projects, resources needed to improve low hanging fruit and outstanding SDG together in locality or context (what is needed to move forward)

15 mins

Identify and discuss ‘low hanging fruit’ SDG implementation in your locality/context (existing or on the way) - group work (what we already do)

15 mins

Mapping the ‘implementation synergy triangle: policy, resources and activities (for low hanging fruit & outstanding SDG

30 mins

Identify and discuss ‘oustanding’ SDG in your locality (what is still to be done)

15 mins

Identifying and develop one SDG implementation project per group to focus on (with SDG project canvas)

50 mins

Dialogue on policies, projects, resources needed to improve low hanging fruit and outstanding SDG together in locality or context (what is needed to move forward)

15 mins

Mini presentation of group SDG projects - pitches (including feedback and discussion)

30 mins 

Mapping the ‘implementation synergy triangle: policy, resources and activities (for low hanging fruit & outstanding SDG

30 mins

Closure sociometric mapping,  evaluation and closure

20 mins

Using the SDG flashcards and questions on them for a deep dive dialogue on systemic exploration of select SDG of local context and perceived importance (‘deep dive, and optionally also wide dive, dimensional dive, priority dive’) including harvesting

50 mins



Identifying and develop one SDG implementation project per group to focus on (with SDG project canvas)

50 mins 



Mini presentation of group SDG projects - pitches (including feedback and discussion)

 



Closure sociometric mapping,  evaluation and closure

30 mins
Total time (without breaks)

280 mins (4 hrs 40 min)

Total time (without breaks)

390 mins (6 hrs 30 min)



Turn Your Skills  

A detailed script for conducting an SDG implementation workshop in communities can be found in the ‘Multipliers Handbook’. 

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We can come to your community to conduct an SDG workshop for you!

If you would like Gaia Education to come to your community (group, organisation, business) and conduct a workshop for you with an experienced, local Gaia Education SDG Trainer/Multiplier we are more than happy to make that happen. Indicative costs for a 1-day face to face SDG workshop in communities are approximately 25 to 30 Euros/Pounds (2024 prices) per person (which is applicable only for Europe/UK and excludes additional costs like travel and other variable disbursements). Costs in other regions of the world vary greatly but in any case get in touch with us if you wish to conduct an SDG workshop or multiplier training at your community wherever you are, by completing the contact form linked below. We are also more than happy to work with you on the development of bespoke workshops or other formats of delivering the SDG and other aspects of our extensive whole systems based sustainability and regeneration courses and curricula (more on Gaia Education), to fit your needs.

A concise description of Gaia Education's offers for communities can be found in a leaflet below for download, which you can utilise for use with your local councilors, mayor, community board, NGO board/leadership, company board/leadership,  or others who you may want to get excited about conducting SDG workshops in your community or institution. 

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