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Co-creating the Emerging Future 2018: The Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation

Course dates: 
Monday, 4 June, 2018 to Friday, 15 June, 2018

Led by Jenny Mackewn

Within an 8 month supported programme and community of practice

An eight month learning journey that consists of:

A period of preparation 
A residential intensive from 4 – 15 June 2018
An 8 month community of practice through virtual and/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

Programme Summary

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 Schumacher Certificate in Leadership & Facilitation is awarded to people who:

Complete the Residential Intensive 
Participate in the Community of Practice 
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.


£ 1 965.00
NOTE: 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 from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure.