This course is full, but please sign up for our waiting list here.
Within an 8 month supported programme and community of practice
Led by Jenny Mackewn
With Satish Kumar, Tim (Mac) Macartney, Stephan Harding, Julie Richardson, Iris Schoenherr, Bill Plotkin (Skype)
An eight month learning journey that consists of:
- A period of preparation (from now until 5 June)
- A residential intensive from 5 – 16 June
- An 8 month community of practice through Virtual or Face to Face meetings
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 group 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 four interconnected strands or approaches to leading and facilitating change in groups, organisations, communities and in the wider field:
- A new model of leadership and facilitation – especially designed to meet the adventures of an increasingly VUCA world (ie. a world that is ever more volatile, unpredictable and complex)
- 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.
Who is the course for?
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 Residential Intensive:
Shortly after registering, your programme leader will call you to will help you:
- Identify tangible projects which you are already leading and facilitating
- Clarify issues and areas about which you dream of taking a lead
- Find 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.
The Residential Intensive
Week 1: Deepening our skills in new leadership & facilitation
Monday Day 1: Arrivals, Welcome, Connecting to our Sense of Purpose, to the Wisdom of Nature and Wild Goose Leadership
Tuesday Day 2: Creating inspiration, Vision and Passionate Intent
Wednesday Day 3: Facing the Big Problems; Flipping Dilemmas into Opportunities
Thursday Day 4: Reaching a Wider Audience: Creating a Swarm through Connection, Complex Adaptive Systems and Emergence
Friday & Saturday Days 5 & 6: Getting a sensed experience of Theory U through a mini Vision Quest in the Wild: Sensing, Presencing, Letting Go, in order to Let Come,.
Sunday Day 7 (optional): Self Organising day of Community and Connection with others, with the Moors, the Rocks, the Sea and Sand
Week 2: Taking a Lead in Prototyping, Making and Co-creating the future
Monday Day 9: Rapid prototyping; Practicing taking a Lead in Designing generative events and experiences
Tuesday & Wednesday Days 10 & 11: Practicing Leading and Facilitating
Thursday Day 12: Implementing with Fierce Resolve and Deep Humility
Friday Day 13: Sustaining Commitment - while designing our own immediate future and making arrangements for our community of practice; Completion by 2.15 p.m.
NB This programme will certainly change to meet changing field conditions - as well as the evolving needs and interests of the group
After The Residential: A Community of Practice….
Will be led and facilitated by Jenny Mackewn, by some of our Special Contributors and by Group Members. It meets for both virtual and person to person sessions in places and forms chosen by the group.
The community of practice has four facets:
- Support for Practice in Taking a Lead in Co creating the Emerging Future and Bringing to Life initiatives that you will have identified during the Schumacher College Intensive
- Regular meetings (by Skype and in person) to tell the stories of our progress
- Inspiration & Input from leaders who are working with organisations that are making a difference
- Adventures that we co create with people that we invite to travel and collaborate with us. In the past these have included Bill Plotkin, Polly Higgins, Martin Kalunga Banda and Peter Senge.
The Schumacher Certificate in Leadership & Facilitation is awarded to people who:
- Complete the Residential Intensive ;
- Participate in the Community of Practice and
- Create a way to Show 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
Programme Leader: Jenny Mackewn
Jenny 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.