“A Global Virtual Community of Practice for the Permaculture Transition Movement” - Outline for 2016 Northwest Permaculture Convergence Workshop: “Tearing Down the Silos - Integrating Permaculture, Transition, SpiritNature and Mythology” - Willi Paul

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Building a Global Virtual Community of Practice for the Permaculture Transition Movement” - Outline (PDF) in support of 2016 Northwest Permaculture Convergence Workshop (10/9/2016): “Tearing Down the Silos - Integrating Permaculture, Transition, SpiritNature and Mythology” - Presented by Willi Paul, Mythologist, Planetshifter.com

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- Workshop Outline (PDF - see end of post) -
[ 1. ] What are some key ethics and principles from the Permaculture Transition Movement?

+ Caring for the community

+ Localization

+ Sharing

+ Resilience

+ DIY

+ others

[ 2. ] Learning from What Exists Today –

Chamber of Commerce -

A chamber of commerce is a business network whose goal is to advocate for businesses. Local businesses are members, and they elect a board of directors or executive council to set policy for the chamber. The board or council then hires a President, CEO or Executive Director, plus staffing appropriate to size, to run the organization.

Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP) -

‘A Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP) is a group of people who share a craft, vision and/or a profession with the goal of sharing knowledge related to a specific field. VCoP’s are not new phenomena: this type of learning has existed for as long as people have been learning and sharing their experiences online through storytelling.’

Neighborhood Mythology Program -

5 Desired Outcomes

+ Transition Movement: Community Building

+ Revitalized Power of Old Mythology

+ Enhanced neighborhood and community trust

+ Improved Writing, Illustration and Storytelling Skills

+ Spreading Permaculture and Transition Values

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[ 3. ] What does the Permaculture Transition Movement vision look like?

+ Leveraging all energies and expertise

+ Not a profit taking endeavor

+ Sharing or convergence model

+ Create and integrate both city and rural hubs

+ Use the existing school facilities, teachers and funding

+ Increase political power as a super group - Win seats to councils and teach the wider community

+ Visioning as dominate community process for ideas and implementation

+ Grassroots – bottom up first

+ Efficiency in time and energy is increased

+ Transform passive competition between groups (money, people power, facilities, land, sponsors, etc.)

+ Training worldwide

+ Skill-building at the individual level

+ Build local resilience and connections close to home

+ Strive to live for the land–not just with it or from it

+ Engage people to strengthening their communities

+ Align with the wider global sustainability movement

+ Diversify a sharing, local economy

+ Combine journeys and story elements from both movements for new myths

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[ 4. ] Possible Services of a Virtual Community of Practice for the Permaculture Transition Movement -

+ Not for profit work

+ Sponsoring Events

+ Community Visioning

+ Position papers

+ Outreach support to mainstream

+ Consultant Pool

+ Evolved Code of Ethics

+ Solutions Provider

+ Resilience (is, part, the combining these movements)

+ LinkedIn Groups or Meet-ups are possible free community channels

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[ 5. ] Primary Reference -

PermTrans - It’s Time to Merge the Transition and Permaculture movements” - Agenda by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media

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