Funded courses available via our Erasmus+ D-LEAPS Project! (updated 190817)

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Erasmus+ D-LEAPS 2019-2020

Developing Leadership and Facilitation, Pedagogical, and Hands-On Educator Skills –

Program for Permaculture Sweden 2019-2020

This list is updated as courses and spots are confirmed and/or still available. Do check this page regularly for updates to the course offerings! : – )

Want to enrich and deepen your knowledge and skills with the added value of international exchange experience?  Permaculture Sweden offers the following courses, with course fees, accommodation and food, and travel covered (within budget limits) by our Erasmus+ D-LEAPS 2019-2020 program!

 

4 days

190905-190908  Roundwood Timber Framing and Roundhouse Building, UK

http://wholewoods.co.uk/roundwood-timber-framing-course/

 

5 days

190923-190927 Tree to Frame – Roundwood Timber Framing, UK

https://www.denmarkfarm.org.uk/events/roundwood-timber-framing-5/

 

5 days

191002-191006 Wind Turbine Building Workshop, UK

http://dyfedpermaculturefarmtrust.org.uk/wind-turbine-building-workshop/

 

7 days

191012-191018  Training of Trainers, UK

https://gaiaeducation.org/face-to-face/training-of-trainers/findhorn/

(N.B. For this course, priority is given to those who have taken, or have confirmed plans to take, Gaia Education’s related course, “Ecovillage Design Education”)

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

 

4 days

191025-191028  Eco Refurbishment

https://www.cat.org.uk/events/eco-refurbishment-2/

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

 

4 days

191107-191110  Changing the urban landscape with forest gardens, Czech Republic

https://www.akademiepermakultury.cz/course/changing-the-urban-landscape-with-forest-gardens-advanced-design-course-2019-11-07

(N.B. For this course in the Czech-Republic, early-bird registration deadline for reduced course fees is June 30, 2019 – apply now if interested!)

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

 

12 days

200608-200619 Co-creating the Emerging Future 2020: The Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation, UK.

https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses/short-courses/co-creating-the-emerging-future-2020%3A-the-schumacher-certificate-in-leadership

(N.B. This is the 12 day intensive residency part of an otherwise 8 month long online course.)

 

6 days

200703-190705  Identifying Flowering Plants, UK

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/courses/?l=module&c=AB302E_XS13010

200706-200708  Identifying Grasses, Sedges and Rushes, UK

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/courses/?l=module&c=AB303E_XS19010

(N.B. The above two courses count as one mobility, with one travel grant. )

 

Note that courses with back-to-back dates count as ONE mobility – ONE travel grant applies so these courses must be taken together.

Places are limited. 

If you are interested,  FIRST, read THE FINE PRINT below, and if you meet the criteria, send a short letter of interest to jeff@permakultur.se

  1. Note which course(s) you are interested in.
  2. Explain how you meet the selection criteria.
  3. Explain how the course will benefit you.
  4. Explain how you will use the knowledge gained in the course to benefit the wider permaculture community.

Det går bra att skriva på svenska.  : – )

 

THE FINE PRINT

Permaculture Sweden’s funding application for Erasmus+ adult education mobilities, Erasmus+ D-LEAPS 2019-2020 Developing Leadership and Facilitation, Pedagogical, and Hands-On Educator Skills – Program for Permaculture Sweden 2019-2020 has been granted – but at a reduced level.  Only 65% of the applied-for mobilities (participants) were funded.  Contract signing with UHR, the Swedish National Agency for Erasmus+ is scheduled for end of May 2019 and the configuration of courses and available spots will need to be continuously dynamically reviewed based on 1) the reduced funding 2) the confirmed availability of the intended courses 3) cancellation, rescheduling or full-booking of intended courses 4) the availability of substitute or equivalent courses.  Three spots per course had been applied for but due to the reduced funding,for certain courses only one spot will be available, for others two, for the rest (a much smaller number of courses), three.

The strategic needs and goals identified in the D-LEAPS program are as follows:

  • Develop leadership and facilitation skills of board members and educators.
  • Continue to strengthen pedagogical training of educators – developing the ”how” of teaching
  • Improve targeted hands-on skills and knowledge of educators – developing the ”what” of teaching
    • a) Natural building techniques
    • b) Renewable Energy
    • c) Practical Ecology
    • d) Advanced Design

 

Who can participate

Participants in our mobility activities will be primarily be active members of Permaculture Sweden: educators and educators-in-training such as Permaculture Diploma holders and Permaculture Diploma candidates, board members in relevant working groups, members who have committted to serving as board members, ex-board members who have remained active in the organization, members holding a Permaculture Design Certificate who have expressed an interest in becoming a Permaculture Diploma candidate, members engaged in our advocacies and working groups, especially in our outreach efforts to marginalized and non-traditional potential permaculture practitioners. The project administrator will be in charge of the selection process defined here. In all cases, where all else is equal, a demonstrated engagement in the advocacy and administrative work of the organization is decisive.

The general order of selection of course participants is pre-defined in the program as follows:

  1. active board members
  2. members who have committed to serving as board members
  3. ex-board members who have remained active in the organization
  4. educators and educators in training, such as Permaculture Diploma holders and Permaculture Diploma candidates, particularly those engaged in outreach to marginalized and nontraditional permaculture groups and/or whose participation would otherwise most benefit the larger permaculture community
  5. members holding a Permaculture Design Certificate who have expressed an interest in becoming a Permaculture Diploma candidate.

If course spots are still available one week before the course start date, all members of Permaculture Sweden are eligible to fill the course spots. In case of last-minute cancellations by selected participants, all members of Permaculture Sweden are eligible to fill the course spots.

Courses in certain strategic needs and goals areas may have additional selection criteria.  Thus for example, for strategic goal 3. Improve targeted hands-on skills and knowledge of educators – developing the ”what” of teaching, the following applies:

Participation in these events, which address competence gaps in the targeted areas of natural building techniques, renewable energy, practical ecology, and advanced design, will primarily be offered to educators and educators in training, such as Permaculture Diploma holders and Permaculture Diploma candidates, particularly those engaged in outreach to marginalized and nontraditional permaculture groups and/or whose participation would otherwise most benefit the larger permaculture community. An assessment of current competencies and competence-gaps will assist in making the best match of candidates to courses: those who have some general training and experience in the relevant field but lack the specific competence of the offered course will be prioritized. Any spots still available after this prioritization will follow the five-step selection order defined above.

Up to four weeks before a course start date, all letters of interest will be evaluated as a group and selection criteria applied.  If there are still spots available for the courses three weeks before a course start date, a first-come, first-served policy will apply for those who meet the selection criteria.

Certain courses fill up quickly with other participants.  In such cases, evaluation of letters of interest and candidate selection may occur earlier than four weeks before a course start.

For certain courses that have special “early-bird” prices, if qualified candidates are available before the “early- bird” price date, candidate selection will occur then.

Administration

A mobility contract specifying all applicable conditions will be drawn up and signed by all participants and the project manager.

All course arrangements will be made by the project manager once participation is confirmed.  Unless otherwise specified, ONLY travel arrangements will be made by individual participants themselves, with instructions as to the applicable travel budget clearly specified in the mobility contract.

Refundable deposit

If we are able to offer you a spot  for a course or course block (associated with one travel grant) as defined above, we will ask you to make a deposit of 400 SEK if you confirm acceptance of the spot.  This deposit is refundable after the course has been successfully completed.  This is to encourage seriousness of intent, careful planning and consideration for the limited spots available, and to recognize the work involved in preparing and coordinating course participation. 

Requirements after the course

We will require that our mobility participants share their experiences and learning outcomes via Erasmus+ Project Results Platform and EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe). We will also require that mobility participants present some concrete aspect of their experiences and learning outcome during our yearly member assembly, enriching and invigorating this gathering, and reinforcing the mutual support system we strive to create for our members, particularly our educators.  Participation in the yearly assembly can be in person (preferred), virtual (e.g. via Skype), via proxy (e.g. someone can present for you), or via media (e.g. a film can be shown).  We will also mandate mobility participants to participate in a yearly survey that ascertains which advocacies, workshops, seminars, trainings, hands-on implementations, or networking they can trace to their participation in this mobility project. These results will be shared with our members as well as with the public at large via Erasmus+ Project Results Platform and EPALE .

 

A warm welcome!

 

Jeff Ranara

Project Manager

Erasmus+ D-LEAPS 2019-2020

Developing Leadership and Facilitation,

Pedagogical, and Hands-On Educator Skills –

Program for Permaculture Sweden 2019-2020

jeff@permakultur.se