Training of Trainers and SDG Multipliers in Damanhur

Programme Overview

Type: Face to Face (5 days)
Start Date:
6 September 2021
End Date: 10 September 2021
Residential: Optional
Facilitation: 
With Facilitators
Level: 
Intermediate
Certificate: Yes 


Location: 

Damanhur Crea,
Via Baldissero 21,
10080 Vidracco
Italy


Organised by:
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Hosted by:

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Gaia Education Training of Trainers (ToT) course is answering a worldwide demand for skilled facilitators able to facilitate transformative learning environments and host multi-stakeholder conversations that enable collaborative action.

The aim of the Training of Trainers is first and foremost, to help you deepen your experience in how to teach, facilitate and train people by enabling collaboration and participation among a community of learners. In addition, we support and hope to inspire you to identify what you are most deeply called to teach, and most importantly, why participatory methods are so critically important for the engagement of communities and the future of life on Earth.

Addressing the urgency of accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at local level, Gaia ToT also offers a 2 day module utilising the whole-systems inspired SDG Flashcards.

About Damanhur

Nestled in the alpine foothills north of Piedmont, Italy, between Turin and Aosta, is a truly magical place on earth called Damanhur. In a 15-kilometer area surrounding the lush, green valley of Valchiusella lives a very active, multilingual community of 600 people.


Damanhur is a Federation of spiritual communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and uses of science and technology. Its citizens are open to sharing their knowledge and research with other groups and cultures of the world, with anyone who is interested in exploring these themes. Damanhur holds events at numerous centers, organizations and points of outreach in many cities around the world, and also hosts thousands of visitors each year who participate in tours, seminars, retreats and courses through Damanhur University. The community has attracted interest from scholars, educators and researchers in the fields of art, social sciences, spirituality, medicine and alternative health, economics and environmental sustainability.

Gaia Education Training of Trainers (ToT) course is answering a worldwide demand for skilled facilitators able to facilitate transformative learning environments and host multi-stakeholder conversations that enable collaborative action.

The aim of the Training of Trainers is first and foremost, to help you deepen your experience in how to teach, facilitate and train people by enabling collaboration and participation among a community of learners. In addition, we support and hope to inspire you to identify what you are most deeply called to teach, and most importantly, why participatory methods are so critically important for the engagement of communities and the future of life on Earth.

Addressing the urgency of accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at local level, Gaia ToT also offers a 2 day module utilising the whole-systems inspired SDG Flashcards.

Programme Overview

Type: Face to Face (5 days)
Start Date:
6 September 2021

End Date: 10 September 2021
Residential: Optional
Facilitation: 
With Facilitators
Level: 
Intermediate

Certificate: Yes 


Location: 

Damanhur Crea,
Via Baldissero 21,

10080 Vidracco
Italy


Organised by:
GE2021_BRAND_LOGOMARK_FICHA (1)

Hosted by:

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About Damanhur

Nestled in the alpine foothills north of Piedmont, Italy, between Turin and Aosta, is a truly magical place on earth called Damanhur. In a 15-kilometer area surrounding the lush, green valley of Valchiusella lives a very active, multilingual community of 600 people.

Damanhur is a Federation of spiritual communities, with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and uses of science and technology. Its citizens are open to sharing their knowledge and research with other groups and cultures of the world, with anyone who is interested in exploring these themes. Damanhur holds events at numerous centers, organizations and points of outreach in many cities around the world, and also hosts thousands of visitors each year who participate in tours, seminars, retreats and courses through Damanhur University. The community has attracted interest from scholars, educators and researchers in the fields of art, social sciences, spirituality, medicine and alternative health, economics and environmental sustainability.

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Structure of the Training

  • 5 September 2021
    • Check in - Before 17:00
  • 6 - 7 September 2021
    • SDG Training of Multipliers
      • Sustainable Development Goals – Negotiating Tensions between Global and Local
  • 8, 9 and 10 September 2021
    • ToT - Training of Trainings
      • Facilitating Participatory Learning Journeys;
      • Deepening the Edge Work.
  • 10 September 2021
    • Check out - After 12:00


Sustainable Development Goals – Negotiating Tensions between Global and Local

The world is marked by a strong and creative tension. It is a tension between what is global and what is local. The global face is powerful, and seeking to be more so. But a tide is rising, steadily reinforcing the local, resulting in an increasing ‘Glocalisation’ as the global and local converge. This module will teach edge workers and facilitators how to navigate between the two spheres in language, ethics and implementation. It will support participants to decode relevant UN conventions into meaningful frameworks for transformative action at the local level. Topics include SDGs vertical integration, UNESCO Global Action Programme Priorities Areas, and how to translate global Climate Agreements into action through behaviour and life style changes.

Facilitating Participatory Learning Journeys

The aim of this module is for facilitators to gain the necessary skills and confidence to teach the four dimensions of sustainability in ways that support participants to empower themselves both inwardly and outwardly. These future facilitators will be expected to have knowledge in the areas they plan to teach and this module will prepare them to teach this material in a way that builds a learning community and draws deeply from the group with which they are working. Participants will ride a dynamic balance of meditation practice, experimenting with facilitation and clarifying principles to navigate a holistic educational experience. There will also be ample time for facilitation practice where all participants will gain confidence in using participatory learning tools by taking the lead in assigned sessions.

Deepening the Edge Work

The edge is the meeting point between the known and the unknown, between something being too well known, which makes it boring to us, and too unknown, which makes it confusing. The edge is a zone of high intensity, instability, creativity and innovation. Just as it is possible, through the design of ecological sustainable systems, to increase diversity and life by maximising the edges between neighboring biological communities, so it is possible to create a larger edge effect in community development thereby maximising its benefit to the society as a whole. This module will position Gaia Trainers as maximisers of edges between different communities with differing modes of operation, power structures, cultures, physical environments and worldviews. It will equip trainers with the skilful means to adapt to multiple scenarios and situations and ultimately thrive and help others thrive through creativity and playing for collaborative advantage.


Facilitator

May East

May East is a British/Brazilian urban ecologist, sustainability educator and social researcher. Her work spans the fields of cultural geography, world music, and women’s studies, A UNITAR Fellow she holds a Master of Science in Spatial Planning with specialization in the rehabilitation of abandoned villages. Her research interests include nature-based solutions for urban planning and the use of regenerative design approaches for shaping eco-communities, mining cities, slums, transition and ghost towns. Co-founder of Gaia Education, currently she serves as the UN House Scotland Director of Cities programme. May was designated one of the 100 Global SustainAbility Leaders by Showcase Asia and ABC Carbon three years in a row and Women of the Decade in Sustainability and Leadership by Women Economic Forum 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

During the Training of Trainers, the participants will:

  • develop core skills of participatory facilitation and learning
  • gain confidence in holding groups and building resilient learning communities
  • facilitate students engagement in critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making in contexts that are personally relevant to them
  • decode UN conventions from concept to transformative action
  • unleash the creativity inherent in edge work

SDG Training of Multipliers

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Training is a two-days course which can be taken as a stand-alone training. This interactive course invites participants to discuss the implementation of the SDGs at the global and local levels. It is a question-centred training, designed to further SDGs education and engage local communities in a process that will turn the SDGs into meaningful projects that are locally relevant and collaboratively implemented by the communities themselves.

This training is designed to build the capacity of participants to become Multipliers – facilitators of vitally important conversations who can replicate and organise their own SDG Training of Multipliers. The goal is to create a ripple effect and multiply the implementation of the SDGs. In this training participants learn an easily replicable process to facilitate more of these conversations themselves in the future, with the SDG Flashcards and the SDG Multipliers Handbook as useful guidance tools to support the process.

The Training of Trainers includes a SDG Training of Multipliers. You can choose to register for the two-day SDG Training only. Please note that if you wish to become a Gaia Education Certified Trainer, you must attend the full Training of Trainers and not only the SDG Training. Read more about the SDG Training


You can register only for the ToM - 6 and 7 of September.

What You Will Receive?

  • Full tutorial support to complete the course and achieve all the learning outcomes
  • Access to a online platform where you can interact with other participants, and access other materials such as:
    • an expanded Teacher’s Manual (digital)
    • a Gaia Youth Activities Guide (digital)
    • Gaia Education Curriculum (digital)
    • Gaia Education Training of Multipliers Manual (digital)
    • Participation Forums and Debates
    • a Certificate of Completion
  • Gaia Education Discounts in all online programmes;
  • A pathway to joining the Gaia Education Certificated Trainers’ Roster
  • Fast track Face-to-Face course certification

Setting and Investment

ToT - Training of Trainers (shared room)

620
572

GBP

ToT Training of Trainers

ToM Training of Multipliers

Accommodation in a Shared Room

Meals

15% discount on the Trainings

ToT - Training of Trainers (tent)

560
512

GBP

ToT Training of Trainers

ToM Training of Multipliers

Accommodation in a Tent

Meals

15% discount on the Training

ToT - Training of Trainers

320
272

GBP

ToT Training of Trainers

ToM Training of Multipliers

15% discount on the Training





Other Pricing Options

(Including instalments options)


Notes:

  • The training will start in the morning of the 6th, so your stay form the 5th to the 6th is included, arrivals after 16:00;
  • The training will finish on the 10th around noon, it is also an option to stay until the 11th;
  • There a minimum amount of students to proceed with the trainings, we will inform you until before the end of august;
  • If the trainings are canceled or postponed you will get 100% of you investment back;
  • Please see out cancelation policy here;
  • All participants must comply with the local Covid rules;
  • When arriving it's mandatory for all participants to have a short talk with one of Damanhur doctors;
  • It's is required for all participants to do 48h Covid test with you or do it on site (10€), when seing the doctor;
  • In Damanhur smoking is not allowed even outdoors, so in case you smoke you can smoke outside the gate

 

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