Training of Trainers and SDG Multipliers in Tulum, Mexico

Programme Overview

Type: Face to Face (5 days)
Start Date:
March 30th, 2024
End Date: April 3rd, 2024
Residential: Optional (See notes below)
Facilitation: 
Taisa Mattos
Certificate: Yes 


Location: Tulum, Mexico


Organised by:
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In partnership with:

GENNA

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 critical for the engagement of communities and societies.

Addressing the urgency of accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at local level, Gaia ToT also includes the SDG Multipliers Training, including a module utilising the whole-systems inspired SDG Flashcards.

*The course will be taught in English.
**The program is confirmed!!!


Why Tulum?

ToT Tulum will take place right after the RegenWeek '24, a gathering of regenerative leaders taking place in Tulum, Mexico, from March 21-28, 2024.

 

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 critical for the engagement of communities and societies.

Addressing the urgency of accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at local level, Gaia ToT also includes the SDG Multipliers Training, including a module utilising the whole-systems inspired SDG Flashcards.

The course will be taught in English.


Why Tulum?

ToT Tulum will take place right after the RegenWeek '24, a gathering of regenerative leaders taking place in Tulum, Mexico, from March 21-28, 2024.

Programme Overview

Type: Face to Face (5 days)
Start Date:
March 30th, 2024
End Date: April 3rd, 2024
Residential: Optional (See notes below)
Facilitation: 
With Facilitators
Certificate: Yes 


Location: Tulum, Mexico


Organised by:
GE2021_BRAND_LOGOMARK_FICHA (1)
In partnership with:

GENNA

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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

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.

Facilitator

Meet our facilitator, Taisa Mattos, in the Regenerative Education & Ecovillage Design Webinar, presented on January 27th, together with the Mini-EDE team

Taisa Mattos

As a Gaia Education Face-to Face Programmes Coordinator, Taisa has coordinated and taught Ecovillage Design Education Programmes since 2009, having contributed to 30 certified EDEs all over in Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Argentina and online.

Board Member of the International Communal Studies Association (ICSA). Education & Research Coordinator at the Global Ecovillage Network (2019 - 2023), she currently serves GEN as a consultant, trainer and project manager. Project Manager of the Erasmus+ partnership project Regenerative Communities for All (ReGEN4ALL) on Ecovillage research (GEN Europe/GEN Research).

Taisa is Brazilian and works globally as a trainer and consultant in the fields of sustainability, regenerative education and community life. Author of the book "Ecovillages: building a regenerative culture", she holds a master's degree in Psychosociology of Communities and Social Ecology (EICOS/UFRJ). Active member of CASA Brasil, co-founder of Terra Una Ecovillage (MG, Brazil), she also lived, for several years, in small urban communities in Rio.

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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

600

USD

 ToT Training of Trainers
+
ToM Training of Multipliers

DISCOUNTS:

480 USD 

Special price for locals and residents in Central and South  America

ToT + mini-EDE

800

USD

 

ToT Training of Trainers
+
ToM Training of Multipliers
+
Mini EDE

 

DISCOUNT:

discount on combined programmes
2 LAST VACANCIES AT THIS PRICE!

 

Venue

ToT Tulum 2024 will be held from March 30th to April 3rd in Tulum, Mexico, at Ekumal Sanctuary, right after  the RegenWeek '24.

It is possible to stay on-site, in different accommodation options OR in hotels and hostels in Tulum.

Reach out to book your accommodation on-site: https://www.ekumal.com

*Please note that the course changed location from Harmony Eco-Hotel to Ekumal Sanctuary to better accommodate the program.


Book lodging on site here

Certification

Certified by Gaia Education.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the closest airport?

A: The new Tulum airport just opened up and Cancun would be the second best option.


Q: How do I get from Cancun to Tulum?

A: Check out the Ground Transportation options on our LinkTree here:

https://travelmexicosolo.com/cancun-to-tulum/


Q: Can I book accommodations somewhere else?

A: Yes, you are free to do your own research and book elsewhere. However, we recommend staying close by or renting a car so you can join us in daily classes at Ekumal.


Q: Can we connect with other program participants to see if anyone is interested in roommates and splitting costs?

A: Yes, we will be hosting a call with participants to discuss logistics, as well as setting up a WhatsApp group for group communications.


Q: Do you have recommendations for other accommodation options in Tulum?

A: We have compiled a list of highly-rated Hostels in Tulum that is available on our LinkTree here: https://linktr.ee/ecovillagedesigneducation and there is always Airbnb.


Q: I want to arrive early to check out the archeological sites, beach, and Cenotes. Can I stay at Ekumal?

A: Probably, but it is subject to availability and you would need to book directly through their website: https://www.ekumal.com


Q: I want to go to Chichen Itza for the Spring Equinox (March 21st). What are my options?

A: This is a bucket list activity for thousands of people around the world. We recommend booking a tour with a certified guide and recommend this $45 option listed on our LinkTree: https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g150807-d17400186-Early_morning_Chichen_Itza_Cenote_and_Tequila_Tasting-Cancun_Yucatan_Peninsula.html


Q: Should I rent a car?

A: It is recommended if you’re planning to go out in the evenings/night, or drive to beach, archeological sites, or explore RegenWeek’24 happenings throughout the city. However, there are other options for local transportation (bikes, scooters, colectivo bus, carpooling with others who do rent cars).


Q: How much does this entire experience cost?

A: This is a choose-your-adventure experience where your options and needs will impact your budget. Prices will depend on whether you are staying for a week or two, whether you booked early and got the reduced rate or not, depending on your accommodation option and travel costs. 


Q: Can someone from your team work out the logistics for me?

A: We do not have an official concierge, so in the spirit of Radical Self Reliance, we ask that everyone assume responsibility for their plans and logistics. The Gaia Education experience begins the day the program starts.


Q: Can I cancel and get a refund?

A: The Gaia Education programs and accommodations are NON - REFUNDABLE. Emergency exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

More Information

How to Become a Gaia Education Certified Trainer

Taking the ToT is part of the Gaia Education learning journey and brings you one step closer to becoming a certified trainer. The minimum requirement to be certified is to complete the following:

  1. Attend a full Gaia Education Certified Face-to-Face Ecovillage Design Education programme (EDE)
  2. Complete the minimum of one dimension of the Gaia Education Design for Sustainability (GEDS) online course, focusing on the area you want to teach
  3. Attend the Gaia Education Training of Trainers (ToT) course
  4. Pass an interview during the Gaia Education ToT. This will ascertain your suitability to be certified and included on the Gaia Education Certificated Trainers’ Rosteror determine any additional steps required to fulfil this.

Maintaining the Certificated Trainer Status

A Certified Trainer is involved in a continuous process of emergence, active engagement, innovation and development. To maintain certificated trainer status you must:

  • keep up-to-date information on the Trainers Directory.
  • regularly contribute articles, exchange ideas and share relevant information with the Global Ecovillage Educators for a Sustainable Earth (GEESE) and through other Gaia Education communication channels.
  • have a consistently positive facilitator evaluation from students and organisers.
  • have facilitated at least one Gaia Education certified face-to-face programme within two years of receiving your certification.
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