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Co-creating the Emerging Future 2019: The Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation

Key Info: 
  • Gain a model of new leadership and facilitation skills
  • Meet and get to know inspiring leaders
  • Develop capacity to inspire others
£ 1 965.00
Course fees include all vegetarian meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions.
The programme will run from Monday of the first week to Friday afternoon the last week, and includes eleven nights private accommodation with a shared bathroom from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure.

This course gave me access, insight and experience in the latest systems thinking and practices which in turn developed my purpose and confidence in my next steps career wise - and life in general. Schumacher College is such a magical place where the community live their values and the beautiful food and surrounding nature nurtures the soul. The connections with amazing  people, knowledge, practice and opportunities I experienced on the Ecological Leadership course supported me towards landing my dream job to lead the creation and development of sustainable places at IKEA UK/EI. I get to share it all with the world now!
- Hege Saebjornsen, Head of Operations for Sustainability at Ikea, UK and EI

Join us for an eight-month learning adventure that consists of a period of preparation, an intensive residential at Schumacher College and a subsequent community of practice - which meets by Skype or face to face meetings. This is an opportunity to develop leadership and facilitation skills that will help us to co-create a better, fairer and more beautiful world for all, enabling us to lead from, and for, the emerging future.

The programme, which leads to the Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation, has interconnected strands or approaches to leading and facilitating change in groups, organisations, communities and in the wider field:
• A model of new leadership and facilitation skills – especially designed to meet the adventures of an increasingly VUCA world (ie. a world that is ever more Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex and Ambiguous
• Theory-U and Complexity
• Getting to know inspiring Leaders - who embody and bring to life the skills of the new leadership and facilitation
• The magic of practice – by practicing  our own leadership and facilitation skills during the programme, we grow in confidence and presence
• Skills - we develop our capacity to  Inspire others; to Face  Dilemmas and turn them into opportunities; to Engage a wider Audience; to Make a new future inspired by bio-mimicry; to Let Go of the past in order to sense and ‘Let Come’ the new;  to Rapidly Prototype;  to Create Common Ground; to Implement with Fierce Resolve and Humility; to Actively Collaborate with Nature; to Sustain our Resolve – even when the going gets tough - all through immersive learning experiences.
This course is for leaders, managers, facilitators, politicians and change agents from all sectors who wish to develop their leadership and facilitation skills in the service of life on earth, within a variety of settings such as groups, teams, organisations, communities and the wider field.

Full Programme Details

Before the start of the programme, your programme leader will call you to help you:
• Identify tangible projects which you are already leading and facilitating or
• Clarify issues and areas for which you dream of taking a lead
• Find relevant books or DVDs, Youtube films or TED talks to read or watch or listen to &
• You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire to ensure that we encompass your needs and interests in our final planning for the programme

Schumacher Certificate in Leadership & Facilitation is awarded to people who:
• Complete the Residential Intensive
• Participate in the Community of Practice
• Create a way to Share their Story of Taking a Lead in the Service of the Future.  Previous groups have created events, stories, films, collages, cartoon strips, animations, computer games and apps for mobile phones.

*The Booking Deadline gives us an accurate idea of course participant numbers at approximately 6 weeks before the course is due to run, at which point we confirm the course, add additional time for people to book on or cancel the course. We encourage people to register early for courses as places are limited.

Jenny Mackewn

Jenny Mackewn

Jenny Mackwen is a creative catalyst.  She convenes pioneering programmes and generative events. She has recently launched an exciting Masters Programme in Leading Transformative Change; a Certificate in Leadership & Facilitation for Schumacher College; and an extended Focussed programme in Eco Coaching & Eco Constellations. She is a Director of Green Vision, a movement that supports teenagers, the leaders of tomorrow, to design, organise and facilitate events about issues that matter to them.  She works as consultant, catalyst and coach across private, public and third sectors.

If you would like to book onto one of our short courses, you will need to create an account. This is a simple process of choosing a username, email address and password. Once you have created an account you will receive a verification email. Please click on the verification link within to have full access to the site and to make your booking. (You may need to  check your spam folder if you do not see this email.)  We will email you confirmation of your payment and any further communication about your course application.

A place can not be guaranteed unless we receive your deposit or payment on your chosen course. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please do this before making your course application.

Short Course Bursaries create an opportunity for an individual to experience the powerful transformative learning by joining a course that assists the participant to inspire their wider community and benefits from the participant’s own unique contribution. It is our hope that our bursaries support a wide cross section of participation on our short course programme. The number of bursaries available is limited, competition is strong and funding is not always available for every short course. Please be aware that most bursaries are in the region of 10% – 20% of the course fee so please be prepared to raise funding from other sources.  A bursary award is not intended to cover travel or incidental expenses.

Applications are viewed on a case-by-case basis and we are unable to enter into discussions on any decisions. We generally have many more applications for bursaries than we have funding available. We can only offer one bursary per person per year and priority is given to those who have not attended the college or received a bursary before. To help us support as many people as possible, please only apply if you would be unable to attend the course without a bursary.

How to apply for a bursary

Six weeks before the course is due to start all bursary applications will be considered and responded to.  If successful you will be required to accept our Bursary Terms and Conditions.

Please answer the following:

  1. What does a bursary mean to you?
  2. How will your attendance on this course benefit the wider community?
  3. If your financial situation justifies you applying for a bursary, how much are you able to contribute towards attending this course?

Please be prepared to supply an appropriate reference in support of your application.