“The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has empowered students and academics. Tampering with it could jeopardise our autonomy”
Saturday 13th Sept, Isis Brook (Head of Faculty for Environment and Transdisciplinary Studies at Crossfields Institute) attended the Permaculture Convergence at Gilwell Park near Epping Forest. A heartwarming event with lots of positive thinking about environmental change. Isis did a short presentation on the new MSc in Holistic Approaches to Agroecology and was able to have some useful conversations about links with Permaculture and the current research that is taking place. Photo of Isis chatting with Chris Wharburton-Brown, Permaculture Association’s Director of Research who alerted her to this blog https://permaculture-research.blogspot.co.uk/ that will be very useful for the new MSc students.
In the news…. Living Well Dying Well, a Crossfields Institute approved centre based in East Sussex, deliver an Crossfields Institute certified training in End of Life Doula Care. They provide training for companions of those who are dying and their families. For more information listen to recent Radio 4 broadcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04fchlm
…and Burga Liddiard from The Lantern Camphill Community who have both recently achieved their NVQ Certificates in Assessing Vocational Achievement. Both have achieved these through distance learning with Crossfields Institute, and Burga has been one of the learners to pilot our online assessor training programme.
The Grubb Institute’s/The Guild’s Global Masters L7 Programme
Leading Organisational Transformation
Siem Reap, Cambodia
A WEEK – LONG SEMINAR
September 22nd – 25th, 2014
To understand and develop our capacity discovered through connection for the purpose of mobilising all available resources to listen, lead and transform the systems we serve in the contexts we inhabit.
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Charlotte von Bulow, Judy Foster and Jonathan Code are visiting the Center for Discovery from September 21st to September 24th.
The Center for Discovery is a community of care that enables and encourages people with disabilities by attending to all the aspects of a productive, meaningful, and happy life, by creating a model of an inclusive and welcoming place to belong that supports the well-being of all its members, enriches the regional economy, creates valued work opportunities on Main Street and safeguards and enriches the health and well-being of individuals and the land that sustains us.
Charlotte, Judy and Jonathan will be running a Vision and Values workshop at the Center on Monday September 21st. Charlotte will also be delivering a workshop on The Role of Empathy in Organisational Development and Leadership on Tuesday September 23rd as part of the Heirloom series of workshops
Charlotte von Bulow, Judy Foster and Jonathan Code are visiting Hawthorne Valley Farm from September 19th to September 21st to promote the MSc Researching Holistic Approaches to Agroecology and to discuss development projects.
They will also be running a workshop entitled Intention and Attention in Symposionic Conversation in collaboration with Marc Clifton. https://hawthornevalleyassociation.org/event/intention-attention-sympsionic-conversation/ [page no longer exists]
Hawthorne Valley Farm has been producing high quality food for more than 35 years. Through biodynamic farming practices they reflect a commitment to protecting the health of the earth and all who live on it. The education and outreach programs provided by the farm strive to raise awareness of the social, ecological, and economic importance of agriculture in everyday life