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1st Meeting DAMANHUR, Italy – January 15-20th, 2010 – Strategic Planning – Benefits for Each Participant
“I was flying in the air when I came to understand what the Learning Partnership was all about and what it could mean.” Macaco Tamerice, Damanhur, Italy
In the first meeting we used many different methodologies, including the Consensual Strategic Participatory Planning approach for Ecologically Sustainable Community Economic Development Projects developed by Dragon Dreaming, an Australian “Living Systems” approach for organising and running successful projects and organisations for change. We agreed that the goal of this project was that “We will co-create action learning pathways to empower Change Agents in Transistion to Resilience in a changing world.” Five objectives were created as answers for the following questions
1. What do we want the course to achieve ?
2. How do we design the course ?
3. How can we network for Synergy ?
4. How do we work together ?
5. Who is the course for and how do we reach out to them ?
Based upon the answers to these questions, 53 tasks were identified initially, and groups came together drawing on the skills of participating organisations to use a wide range of training modalities. These tasks were organised into four phases (Dreaming, Planning, Doing and Celebration) and individuals with specific skills volunteered for the different tasks to ensure their successful fulfilment. At each workshop we mapped our progress through the tasks.
10 Most Inspiring Outcomes from Damanhur
Getting acquainted with other organisations from Europe (and their representatives to this LP) who are leaders in the field of training for transition to resilience
Getting an idea of our different approaches: looking at the ground we stand on, ie. themes, pedagogy, etc
Seeing the potential of this group to create a training that supports urban citizens in their journey to resilience: sharing the vision of this LP
Getting acquainted with the process of Dragon Dreaming by using it as a way to structure our first steps into the process of creating a curriculum together
Generating a mission statement together: We will co-create action learning pathways to empower communities in transition to resilience in a changing world.
Naming the five most important questions we need to focus on in order to realise our vision and mission:
What do we want the course to achieve?
How can we design the course?
How do we work together as a group?
How can we network for synergy with other groups?
Who is the course for and how do we reach out to them?
The playfulness and creativity with which we created a critical path analysis for our LP and identified tasks in the dream, plan, do and celebrate phases
Commitment to an inquiry into feminine and masculine leadership
The way we spoke about the financial issues amongst us and the relative ease with which clear agreements to proceed were made
Learning about the past, present and future of the community of Damanhur that brings resilient living to an economically and socially challenged valley in northern Italy
Kosha Joubert talks about her inspiration and the motivations behind the creation of this
Learning Partnership, and where she sees it is now after its second meeting.