As the days become longer and our eyes start to open, we are getting ready to embrace spring. We have been preparing the soil for Future Conversations programmes to be delivered in England in Tulse Hill and Grenfell (London), Nottingham and in Scotland in Greenock, aiming at building local resilience to respond to future challenges.
A few months ago, back in January, a group of 12 participants from different sides of the country were trained to facilitate conversations about what is important to us, to our communities and to our planet earth, our mother. We created a safe space for people to bring their fears, to express their hopes and to explore together how the relationships that we have with ourselves, with each other and with the ecosystem we are part of are crucial to determine our capacity to adapt to changes.
We acknowledged the difficulties of starting conversations about the future of the planet while people’s self-interest might be focused on employment, health or education. This is the story of separation of our times, where we have stopped seeing our relational existence with every tree, river and bird, and see life as an individual journey where if ‘I provide for myself, I will be alright.’
Our friends in Greenock & Nottingham have already started experiencing the programme:
The four groups will continue to work through the sessions over the next few months when we will have the opportunity to learn how this process is influencing people’s beliefs and capacity to act in their communities for a better future.
Are you working in a community that faces challenges?
Want to learn more on how to host conversations to become more resilient for the future together?
The changes we’re facing in the next two or three decades are complex, often contradictory, and can feel daunting. Research shows that our main strategies for coping with future changes are denial and avoidance. Moving people from detachment to active participant in a positive future is the key aim of the Future Conversations project. Future conversations is programme of guided conversations and workshops to look at how we can do this together in community. See more at www.futurescanning.org
We’re inviting you to join us to learn and be trained in how to facilitate these conversations with your groups and communities. Join us for 3 days (15th – 17th January) for a Train the Trainer Programme in London where you will:
Learn and practice facilitation methods such as Community Organising, Conflict Transformation, The Art of Hosting, Harvesting Conversations that Matter, Participatory Leadership, Dragon Dreaming, U Lab, Permaculture and Social Theatre
Get access to a range of materials to support you in delivering a Future Conversations programme
Become part of a community of practice for Future Conversations to deliver this within your community and continue to connect with other facilitators
How to join in
After working out the cost of this training we have calculated that on a non-profit basis it would cost £350.00 per participant. If you would like to attend but cannot afford the full price please get in touch and have a chat as there may be some bursaries available.
We’re also offering an Early Bird rate £300.00 if booked before Monday 15th December.
To book or for more info do get in touch, we’d be happy to have a chat…