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We develop and curate high quality training for activists and organisations. We take an integral approach – looking for systemic responses to systemic challenges. We deepen reflection and strengthen connections for personal and collective empowerment.

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Resilience is all about connection: Deeper connection with our self, deeper connections with each other, and deeper connection with nature. Today we face immense challenges – social, ecological and political. We can be daunted by the scale and extent of the problems. We can feel overwhelmed and undermined. Where can we find the resilience and strength needed to meet them?

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21 to 28 May 2022

In our work for social change it is crucial that we develop the capacity to embody our values between us, to develop skills for mutual empowerment and inclusion, to transform conflict and to empower our efforts of collaborative transformation. This training is structured around core elements of our Transformative Collaboration training, with participants choosing to focus on strands covering: Transformative Collaboration; Anti-Oppression and the creation of spaces for empowered inclusion; Conflict transformation; and Mindfulness for social change.

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A feeling of disempowerment, being deprived of our collective power and personal power often puts limitations on our actions and bringing the best of ourselves into the world. This course is a an opportunity to look for ways of empowerment that invites connection and respect for others, and in the same time enables us to stay engaged and rooted in our desires and aims as well as with our communities and groups.

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A training for experienced activists and organisers involved in movement level thinking and practice. An opportunity to inquire deeply into how our organisations and networks relate to the wider ecology of our movements – and how these movements relate to wider struggles in the ever changing cultural, socio-political and ecological context. Participants will engage in deep analysis of their own movement practice and ecology. They will gain skills and understanding to make their activism and organising more powerful and transformative.

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This Training of Trainers aims to support transgender activist who want to grow as activist-trainers or want to step into trainer roles and use holisitic methods of education and facilitation for activists and change makers.

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3 to 10 Sept 2022

This course offers tools, frameworks and practical skills to increase the ability to adapt effectively in changing times and builds capacity for leadership and collaboration from the perspective of ecosystem awareness.  This training is hosted as part of the Ulex South Project.

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Autumn 2022 Dates TBC

Change is multi-layered. The social field, our organisational cultures, and the individuals within them arise in mutual dependence upon each other. Integral Activist Training supports integrated transformation on all of these levels. Integral Activist Training builds this awarenss into the way we do activist education.

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24 Sept to 1 Oct 2022

Diversity, power and participation in migrant solidarity work. This course is for people working in social and migrant solidarity work. For people from countries of origin of migration and receiving countries, people migrating, and asylum seekers. People campaigning and/or working in policy change.

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8 to 15 Oct 2022

Tools for social movement resilience and economic literacy. This training is hosted as part of the Ulex South Project.

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22 to 29 Oct 2022

In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in agile and decentralised approaches to self-organising structures. Drawing on systems thinking, information theory, and notions of agility, these approaches have revolutionised practice in traditional organisations from public sector institutions to corporations and businesses. Are those of us working for social change actually falling behind? What can we learn from these approaches that can be harnessed to the values we want to embody? How can we better design our organisations for resilience, agility, and impact? This training is hosted as part of the Ulex South Project.

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