Connect and train change makers with regenerative design tools to develop social-impact projects in service to coordinated culture shifts.
REGENERATIVE DESIGN FOR CHANGE MAKERS TRAINING
Patterns of the natural world can shape the way we organize our movements. They point to holistic integration of personal self-care, professional growth, and mutually supportive network building as a key to long-term resilience.
The social permaculture design process, mindfulness techniques, and creativity supports training participants in designing holistic, regenerative plans for their change-making projects and themselves in a way that avoids burnout while integrating radical self-care with their world-changing Purpose(s).
With regenerative design tools, you can design a thriving life filled with the rituals that nourish you while delivering the high impact work you were meant to do.
Whole Systems Thinking
Mindfulness & Self-care
Regenerative Design Process
Social Permaculture Frameworks
Inner Landscape & Lifestyle Design Tools
Nested Wholes & Fractal Thinking
Linking Our Lineages w Our Purpose
Who should take the training?
RDCM Training is well-suited for social change makers, permaculture design course graduates, educators, artists, community leaders, and institutional decision-makers.
Priority seats given to participants of Color and Indigenous participants.
Experience the Social Design Lab
Bring a current or new project to develop using the regenerative design process during the Social Design Lab portions of the training.
Concentric Rings of Influence
Participants can share the tools and frameworks with their home organizations and communities, supported by the Regenerative Design for Change Makers Guidebook.
Each two-day training will end with a concert by Jasmine Fuego, poetry by Abrah Dresdale, and feature local artists.
Abrah Dresdale, M.A., is an educator, curriculum designer, group facilitator, and a cultural shift consultant in the fields of social permaculture, prison food justice, Jewish earth-based traditions, and organizational regeneration. Abrah is on Faculty in the Sustainable Food and Farming program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. She served as the David Bird Ecological Design Fellow to India, Africa Conflict Transformation Fellow to Rwanda, and as a solicited presenter for the Siach Vision 2022 Conference in Jerusalem. As a cultural artist dedicated to justice, she is well versed in anti-oppression work, restorative justice, and teaches co-counseling with an emphasis on eliminating racism. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Landscape Design and is author of Regenerative Design for Change Makers: A Social Permaculture Guidebook. Abrah is a spoken word poet and a believer in the power of words to shape and collectively call forth our future into being...
Jasmine Fuego is an East Bay based musician, event curator, social permaculture facilitator, and youth mindfulness educator. She is a bridge builder who focuses her myriad skill set on the intersection of how art and mindfulness can be used to catalyze social and environmental engagement. She received her permaculture training at the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute (IMAP) and the Regenerative Design Institute (RDI). She has facilitated and taught alongside esteemed educators such as Penny Livingston, Pandora Thomas, and StarHawk.In 2014, she co-founded the Permaculture Action Network, where she now sits on the advisory board and is currently the co-director of Regenerative Design for Change Makers, an organization that takes ecological design principles and applies them to organizational development.