OVER TWO POWERFUL DAYS, YOU WILL LOSE AND FIND YOURSELF, RETURNING HOME WITH YOUR CREATIVE SPARK RE-LIT. READY, FOR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING...
This weekend is a chance to be immersed in Commonground and its approach to creating social change. Drawing on over 30 years of experience from Commonground and the Groupwork Institute of Australia, we will explore vital tools for creating and growing community, re-discover the healing power of nature, and develop or deepen our collaboration skills.
Nestled in the beautiful bushland of Commonground, you’ll meet others - like you - who are working to make the world more just and sustainable.
Come to commonground to relax, RESET and gently re-align yourself in a supportive, nourishing environment.
Give yourself time to re-ground in the wisdom of the earth and community. Now's the time to RESET.
This weekend is a chance to be immersed in Commonground and its approach to creating social change. Drawing on over 30 years of experience from Commonground and the Groupwork Institute of Australia, we will explore vital tools for creating and growing community, re-discover the healing power of nature, and develop or deepen our collaboration skills. If you’re interested in contributing to a just and sustainable world, this weekend is for you.
Dates: 6pm Friday - 4pm Sunday, 18 - 20 May 2018
RESET is designed to be an intimate and nurturing, yet challenging experience. The program will include:
Hearing from Commonground residents about how they have created and sustained their community for more than 30 years
Building skills for social change collaboration with Groupwork Institute Australia
A tour of Commonground's 95 acres of regenerated bushland, unique venue & normally off limits residents' quarters
A 'You can't ask that' anonymous Q&A session on intentional community with Commonground residents
Opportunities to revisit your principles to help you refocus, live consciously, and re-discover the passions that drive you.
Time for self-care, reflection, morning meditation and walks in the bush.
Location - Commonground
Commonground is set on 95 acres of beautifully regenerated bushland, just over one hour's drive or train ride north of Melbourne and 15 minutes from Seymour by car. Accommodation will be in cosy shared rooms in 'The Wedge'.
The weekend will be fully catered with delicious vegetarian food mostly grown at Commonground or sourced locally. And yes, we can cater to your needs if you are vegan or have allergies.
Tickets Now only $490
(original price $880)
Two subsidised places are also available for people with low incomes. Apply here.
During the weekend you will get to meet Commonground co-founders, current residents, members and other friends of Commonground. Your facilitation and coordinaton team for the weekend will be:
Phil Bourne is a Commonground Co-founder and long-term resident and has been an active participant in social change for 35 years. Phil’s work over the last 15 years has focused on co-managing the facilities at Commonground, playing a key role in the maintenance of the intentional community, local community development work and facilitation support to organizations associated with Commonground.
Andrea Jones is a Commonground Member. Andrea works a lead facilitator with Groupwork Institute Australia. As a facilitator, Andrea focuses on assisting groups and individuals to effectively work together, to have courageous conversations, to deal with conflict and to work through processes to help create authentic, resilient and successful organisations.
Steve Ray is a friend of Commonground. Steve has worked in the environmental and social change movement for more than 30 years. He currently works as a lead facilitator for Groupwork Institute Australia. His experience in emotional resilience, facilitation, conflict resolution and collaborative decision making form a major part of his work.
James Tonson is Commonground's Operations Coordinator, a Graduate of the Groupwork Institute and Facilitator of Democracy Programs with The Rescope Project. James has been a social change facilitator for more than 20 years. He has a deep interest in the group dynamics of social change and how to build collaborative communities and organisations that sustain social change movements.
Amy Brand is a Commonground volunteer and graduate of Groupwork Institute Australia. Amy has worked in the arts and sustainability sectors for the past 18 years. She is fascinated by participatory processes, difficult conversations and tiny homes.