Our main project for 2021 is a program of training workshops for local sustainability group members, part funded by a Banyule City Council Environment Grant.
We are building the capacity of members of sustainability groups in Banyule to become more effective at catalysing change.
Thanks to members of our network for making this project happen: Maria, Megan, Robyn, Jo, Heather for requesting/suggesting/recommending training topics, Jon for grant writing, Julie for event design, and all the participants from our local groups.
Details about the training topics:
Groupwork: Harness the power of groups to build more than the sum of our parts. See https://groupwork.com.au/
Sociocracy is a governance system, just like democracy or corporate governance methods. It’s best suited for organizations that want to self-govern based on the values of equality. Some people refer to sociocracy as Dynamic Self-Governance or simply Dynamic Governance. See https://www.sociocracyforall.org/elc/
Non-Violent Communication (NVC) supports us to understand ourselves and each other by drawing our attention to our inner needs. With this as the foundation of our relationship with ourselves and others, we have the opportunity to become aligned with our true nature and build peace in ourselves, our relationships and our world. See https://nvcaustralia.com/
Digital Storytelling: All our communication tells a story – our conversations, our community group newsletters, our community events. When we are clear about the purpose, audience and intended outcomes of our stories, they become effective. The Stories for Impact workshop by Digital Storytellers clearly communicates how to design our stories to have impact! See https://www.digitalstorytellers.com.au/
January 2021 – NVC workshop
March 2021 – Group facilitation (half-day) workshop; Sociocracy self-guided program
March-September 2021 – Follow up activities to support application of learning
September 2021 – Digital Storytelling online
October 2021 – Final video stories to be completed
Workshop details for participants:
Stories for Impact (digital storytelling)
Tell your local sustainability group’s story through video!