- Accelerate your portfolio to become a certified Gaia Education Trainer.
- Develop core skills of participatory facilitation and learning.
- Gain confidence in holding groups and building resilient learning communities.
- Unleash the creativity inherent in edge work.
Gaia Education Training of Trainers (ToT) course is answering a worldwide demand for skilled facilitators able to encourage transformative learning environments and host multi-stakeholder conversations that enable collaborative action.
The aim of the Training of Trainers is first and foremost, to help you deepen your experience in how to teach, facilitate and train people by enabling collaboration and participation among a community of learners. In addition, we support and hope to inspire you to identify what you are most deeply called to teach, and most importantly, why participatory methods are so critically important for the engagement of communities and the future of life on Earth.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Training of Multipliers
Addressing the urgency of accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level, Gaia ToT also offers a 2-day module utilising the whole-systems inspired SDG Flashcards.
This training intensive is included in the Training of Trainers or can be taken as a stand-alone training.
There is a very high potential for institutional synergy between ecovillage-based ‘living and learning centres’ and universities aiming to create up-to-date, participatory and engaging courses in sustainable developmentDr. Daniel Wahl, field study visit
At Findhorn, the whole community becomes a wonderful classroom.Sarah, former Findhorn College student
May runs Gaia Education and CIFAL Scotland. May has been coordinating Education for Sustainable Development courses in over 30 countries – for urban and rural contexts, under the umbrella of Gaia Education. A tireless networker, she has played a prominent role in developing relationships between the United Nations and the Ecovillage at Findhorn. She facilitates the international think-tank Club of Budapest World Wisdom Council and has delivered Transition Training since 2008.
To get the best learning experience from the ToT, you have ideally had completed a Face-to-Face Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) and/or a Gaia Education Design for Sustainability (GEDS) online course and should have significant experience in the dimension/s in which you would like to teach.
The higher fee helps support others to attend, the middle fee covers costs and enables course development, the low fee is the minimum cost of the course.