REGEN-Nations is a 6-month project based learning journey created by the Global Ecovillage Network Oceania and Asia (GENOA). Our programme provides a whole-systems education to create solutions for sociological, cultural, economic, and ecological resilience and regeneration.
In collaboration with over 25 experts in regenerative practices, we weave together the wisdom and rich cultural heritage of Oceania and Asia to explore ways that heal and restore our selves, our communities, and our natural environments together.
REGEN-Nations is open for enrolment
Our next module – CULTURAL DIMENSION
is starting on May 30th 2022
A programme for a holistic approach
We live in a complex web of life and in order to create life enhancing systems that work with nature, we need to embrace and design for this. Our curriculum and our learning approach provides a framework of tools that adapts depending on what you want to focus on. Many of the design systems we introduce to you can be applied to a project at different levels, helping you to discover new ways to approach things.
We call our journey one of ‘co-learning’. This reflects the idea that as we share our learnings together we inspire each other, learn from each other and as a result we grow more than if we had journeyed alone. Community is an important aspect of our programme, and we dedicate time both inside and outside of the education programme. Through our community space we can continue to support and strengthen each other.
Our curriculum helps you to:
- Enhance your skills for empathic and agile leadership in times of complexity
- Learn how to design for your projects social and cultural ecosystems
- Develop your project or idea through the five areas of regeneration into a holistic project proposal
- Apply different design approaches, tools and active learning exercises for regenerative design
- Practise and learn in real time with feedback from experienced project practitioners
- Become part of our REGEN-Nations community to support peer to peer learning, cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration
Programme access to suit you
We recognise that as individuals we are all at different points on our life journey and learning pathways. We created different access options so you can choose the one that best suits you where you are right now.
Our Fully Facilitated programme is designed to support you each step of the way through all 5 dimensions. Project based learning exercises are designed to help integrate the topics in each dimension. With individual feedback from your dedicated facilitator to support you step by step. When you sign up for our complete 6 month programme you also receive 2 hour sessions of one to one coaching with one of our mentors, giving you access to expert guidance just for your project. Our mentors are speakers from our course, with many years experience in designing and implementing successful regenerative projects. We are really fortunate to have some really wonderful experts present to give your project the best possible start!
You can also join a Single Dimension during the live course, with access to live sessions and the support of a facilitator. This is a great option for those who are ready to focus on one dimension specifically, and dive into topics like Social design or Cultural design which are foundational to a holistic approach.
Programme calendar and timing
Our 2022 live programme will run from April 2022 – October 2022. You will be studying with passionate people from around the world – a deeply enriching experience that can also make scheduling challenging.
Our programme is the only one of its kind (that we are aware of) that proudly prioritises people in Oceania & Asia, both speakers and participants. To allow most of our vast region to attend, all live sessions will be on a Saturday from 11.30AM – 1.30PM IST | 1PM – 3PM ICT | 4PM – 6PM AEST (use this tool to check your local time).
We highly recommend attending all the live sessions in person, however we understand this might not be possible all the time, so all live sessions will be recorded and available for you to watch for the full duration of the course. Here are the dates for live sessions:
What to expect
Our full programme requires a time commitment of 84 hours to read and watch the course content, attend live sessions and complete action learning activities. This breaks down to around 16 hours per dimension and in addition we recommend 1.5 hours for pre course material and getting to know the learning platform, and 3 hours to prepare your final project presentation.
Our programme is made up of 5 dimensions which are active for 4 weeks followed by a one week break. Each dimension opens on a Monday and contains written materials and pre-recorded presentations from practitioners in the field. These are available on the learning platform for you to study at your own pace, and action learning exercises are completed and submitted by the end of week 3. The dimension flow looks like this:
We also have two live sessions per dimension. The first is in week 1 of each dimension, when we are joined by an expert who has rich experience in that dimension. The community live session will be hosted in week 3, after you have completed your action learnings. This is the space for sharing insights, learnings and questions, around how to apply this dimension to your project, as well as to connect participants and foster relationships.
Week 4 of each dimension, after the community call, is time for you to dive deeper into any topic from the dimension and work on developing your project presentation. Week 5 is intended for everyone to rest, as we understand rest is a vital, and often overlooked, part of the cycle of life. Rest and reflection give us space for creativity to emerge, for ideas to ferment and for us to revitalise our minds and bodies.
A certificate of completion is available to those joining fully facilitated programme. We ask you to attend at least 80% of live sessions for the whole course, and deliver 100% of action learning exercises including a final project presentation within the published timeframes.
Fees, discounts and payments
The fees are shown in GBP and you can check the approximate value in your currency here. You can pay by card, via paypal or direct bank transfer – either the full amount upfront or in multiple instalments. Please see the FAQ for more details.
There is a wide range of access options to suit your commitment, availability and affordability. We also have some discounts available from time to time.
Early bird discount is available until April 4th 2022. Please note that the early bird discount is only applicable for the fully-facilitated programme.
Group discount: We thrive when supported in community! Bring your team of 5 and only pay for 4 (only applicable for the fully-facilitated programme). Please email us before you register to receive the discount code, limited numbers available! Please note that only one discount code can be applied to any registration, for example group discount code cannot be applied with early bird code.
Scholarships: We want REGEN-Nations to be accessible and understand those without the means to pay may be some of the most in need of this education. We have a Scholarship fund able to provide a limited number of partial scholarships. The application period for scholarship is now over.
Our scholarship fund is generously provided by individuals and organisations who wish to support those who may face financial difficulty. We welcome donors and sponsors, and have people waiting to be supported, please email us!
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Read here for more about REGEN-Nations 2020 course and cohort, and connect to some of the projects activated!