Skilling Up for Powerdown Weekend Workshop

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Training for Leadership and Resilient Communities 

A weekend intensive: Friday to Sunday 24th - 26th October | Cultivate Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin | €250 Including light lunches on weekend | Booking 01 6745773 | Fri 19.30 - 22.00 / Sat 9.30 - 18.00 / Sun 10.30 - 16.30

The Powerdown Weekend Workshop uses the same sequence of learning, interactive activities and media as the 10 week course Cultivate have developed and delivered over the last year.. The weekend is designed as an intensive course to appeal to community leaders with an existing knowledge of the issues and a need to deepen their understanding, network with other practitioners and build capacity to facilitate change.

Using short presentations, case studies, games, discussions and multimedia, participants explore the following themes:

  • The Challenges Ahead – Climate, Energy and Sustainability
  • The Power Of Community – Social Capital, Resilience and the Local Economy
  • It’s All Connected - Whole Systems Thinking and Permaculture
  • Rethinking Energy – Conservation, Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology
  • Getting Around - Transport and Mobility
  • Deconstructing Dinner - Food Miles, Trade and Food Systems
  • Shelter - Future Proofing Our Homes and Buildings
  • Energy Descent Pathways - Post Carbon Cities, Transition Towns and Eco Villages
  • Global Citizenship - Opportunities for Change
  • Where Do We Go From Here? – Communication and Livelihoods

Learners will be given the materials and guidance to take particular aspects and issues to whatever depth they feel happy with. The course uses contemporary active-learning educational and facilitation methodologies to allow learners to exchange ideas and develop them with other participants.