Omega Center for Sustainable Living | Workshop

Regenerative Design for Change Makers

Creating a Plan for Personal & Professional Resilience

Jul 15 - Jul 20 2018 Rhinebeck, NY
Lead a more effective and balanced life, and avoid burnout, by proactively creating a life plan to help you do the work you’re meant to do.

Overwhelming feelings of urgency and lack of work/life balance have been endemic in the lives of change makers. However, you can cultivate long-term resilience by consciously integrating self-care and professional growth through regenerative design.

During this 5-day training, social permaculture designer Abrah Dresdale, ecological designer Keith Zaltzberg and guest faculty Jasmine Fuego guide emerging and established change makers with a transformative set of tools, including an iterative design process, whole systems frameworks, social permaculture tools, and radical self-care commitments.

This intensive brings together diverse participants—from social change visionaries and justice workers, to entrepreneurs and mission-driven professionals from around the world—to create a network of practitioners who share a common framework of regeneration.

In cross-cultural teams and with one-on-one mentoring from dynamic facilitators, participants develop a holistic plan to activate change-making projects and design their lives anew in accordance with regenerative patterns.

 

The training draws on frameworks from:

  • whole systems thinking
  • permaculture design
  • social justice
  • ecological regeneration
  • personal self-care

Tools you learn:

  • A design process for developing more resilient change making projects in your community, organization, or business
  • Social permaculture principles and practices for creating culture shifts that support emergent visions in a time of chaos and uncertainty         
  • Lifestyle design tools for thoughtfully integrating work and personal wellness so that each nourishes the other
  • A system to ensure self-care that prevents burnout, increases joy, and sustains change-making for the long haul

Certificate Outcomes:

  • Become a powerful and thriving changemaker skilled in social design
  • Bring your full self to your work, including your lineages, identities, and personally meaningful rituals
  • Learn how to structure your personal life to facilitate resilience and connection
  • Join a network of RDCM alumni who share a common regenerative design framework

More Information

This workshop begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and ends Friday at 12:30 p.m.

    Things To Bring

    • Notebook/ Sketchbook/ Laptop (or all three)
    • Rain gear
    • Comfortable walking shoes

    Please come prepared to share and work on a current or future project. This project could be connected to creating change in your personal life, professional field, home community, or the wider world.

    Please bring:

    • A 3-5 minute “lightning talk” to present about your project
    • Materials you might need to work on your project (i.e. product samples, business plan, photographs, etc.)

    Examples of projects might include:

    • re-visioning a piece of curriculum
    • initiating a community food justice project
    • creating a new eco-product or service
    • polishing your latest artistic concept
    • convening an ‘Uprooting Racism’ group
    • leading on a watershed restoration project
    • a plan for youth civic engagement

    Schedule

    Please note this course begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and has a special schedule:

    SUNDAY
    4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
    7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
     
    MONDAY
    8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
    9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
    2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
    7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
     
    TUESDAY
    9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
    2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
    7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
     
    WEDNESDAY
    9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
    2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
     
    THURSDAY
    2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
    7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
     
    FRIDAY
    9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
    Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

    The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

    The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

    Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
    Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
    Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
    Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

    Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
    7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

    Meet the Teachers

    • Abrah Jordan Dresdale is certified in Permaculture Design and holds a Master’s degree in S ...
    • Keith Zaltzberg is an environmental designer and educator with more than 15 years of experience. ...
    • Jasmine Fuego is a singer, educator, and self-described "artivist" deeply committed to creating a ...

    Tuition & Fees

    Title Price

    Regenerative Design for Change Makers

    $445
    regular
    $495

    Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

    Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

    TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

    A Double Deluxe

    Shared Room With Private Bath
    2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

    $ 1200.00

    A Single Cabin Room

    Private Room With Private Bath
    1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

    $ 1370.00

    A Couples Cabin Room

    Private Room With Private Bath
    You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
    1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

    $ 975.00

    A Double Cabin Room

    Shared Room With Private Bath
    2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

    $ 1065.00

    B Single Cabin Room

    Private Room With Shared Bath
    1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

    $ 1160.00

    B Double Cabin Room

    Private Room With Shared Bath
    2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

    $ 865.00

    B Couples Cabin Room

    Private Room With Shared Bath
    You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
    1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

    $ 765.00

    Dorm Single

    Private Room With Shared Bath
    1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

    $ 740.00

    Tent Cabin Single

    Private Room With Shared Bath
    2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

    $ 750.00

    Tent Cabin Double

    Shared Room With Shared Bath
    You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
    2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

    $ 590.00

    Camping

    1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

    $ 495.00

    The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

    1 Night/Per Person Rates

    Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
    $ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

    Rhinebeck Campus

    Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

    Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

    Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

    No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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    Continuing Education

    Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00

    Scholarships

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    Sustainable Living Workshops

    Deadline: Jul 01, 2018

    Suggested Reading

    • Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
    • Building a Toolbox for Social Permaculture (article) by Abrah Dresdale and Connor Stedman
    • Paradise Lot by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates
    • Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez with Monique Tilford
    • Getting Things Done by David Allen
    • Business Model You by Tim Clark
    • People and Permaculture by Looby Macnamara
    • The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible by Charles Eisenstein
    • Climbing PoeTree poems by Alixa Garcia & Naima Penniman
    • Responding to the Prison Industrial Complex with Permaculture and Resilience (article) by Rob Hopkins
    • A Pattern Language for Women in Permaculture (article) by Karyn Olson-Ramanujan
    • Social Permaculture interview/podcast with Pandora Thomas
    • Envisioning Sabbatical Culture: A Shmita Manifesto by Yigal Deutscher
    • Recovering the Sacred by Winona LaDuke
    • Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva
    • Drawdown edited by Paul Hawken
    • Design for Ecological Democracy by Randolph Hesterman

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