Creating A Positive Revolution 6 week Permaculture and Appreciative Inquiry course, Southend on Sea


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Sherry Fuller and Graham Burnett will be repeating this highly successful 6 week course in partnership with METAL Southend in Spring 2019!

The world’s full of big problems. You want to do something, but where to start?

Start with something small. Something that makes best use of your unique set of gifts. Something that begins on your doorstep – that tackles the problem in front of you – and grows from there. 

This course – co-delivered by Appreciative Inquiry practitioner Sherry Fuller and permaculture teacher and author Graham Burnett – will equip you with the skills and inspiration to Make Something Happen in your community.

Sherry is an Appreciative Inquiry practitioner with over 10 years of working with this philosophy to help people make a difference. You don’t need to know anything about Appreciative Inquiry (have a Google!) except that it’s originator – Dr David Cooperider – describes it as a way to seek out what gives life in order to ignite the imagination of what could be. It’s used with communities all over the world: working especially well in rural communities in developing countries. Learn more about AI in this interview with Sherry.

At the heart of this course is story-telling, and finding the best in every person. Everyone has something they can DO. To quote Cooperider (because this is great and we’ve nicked a bit for the course title):

“[Appreciative Inquiry] deliberately seeks to discover people’s exceptionality – their unique gifts, strengths, and qualities. It actively searches and recognizes people for their specialities – their essential contributions and achievements. And it is based on principles of equality of voice – everyone is asked to speak about their vision of the true, the good, and the possible. Appreciative Inquiry builds momentum and success because it believes in people. It really is an invitation to a positive revolution. Its goal is to discover in all human beings the exceptional and the essential.”

Over six weeks you’ll learn how AI works in conjunction with Permaculture design, and will be encouraged to build your own project. The course is interactive and practical, and the fee includes a folder with detailed handouts of each session and all exercises. We encourage a certain amount of ‘homework’ but this will be light, fun and optional.

Places are limited, and will be allocated first come first served. (We’ll start a waiting list if we get over-subscribed!)

Tutors: Sherry Fuller, Appreciative Inquiry practitioner and founder of Southend Soup, Graham Burnett, Diploma of Permaculture Design

Venue: METAL Arts School, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Westcliff on Sea, SS0 8NB

Dates: One evening a week for 6 weeks

6 week course, Spring 2019, date to be announced

Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Course fee: Full cost £95, £30 concessionary rate for low income/unwaged. NB. Your place on the course will be reserved upon receipt of a deposit fee and secured upon receipt of full payment. If you have further queries relating to the course, please check our Frequently Asked Questions to see if they are answered there, if they are not then contact us and we will get back to you.

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