If a group wants to achieve something together, they need to agree about the goals they want to reach. That could sound trivial – and yet such an important issue is often neglected. What are successful ways to identify these shared goals? How to come to a clear definition of the shared intention? How to include everybody in defining the goals, to increase ownership? Here some of the methods used in CLIPS to develop awareness about the shared intention.

List of Methods

GEN Ecovillage Playing Cards

These cards are produced by the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN Education), here contextualized to CLIPS. They can be used to map motivations for group members, to map skills and learning needs of group members and to search for a common intention for a group. A workshop of 1,5 hours.

Evoneer’s Journey

The Evoneers’ Journey is a social entrepreneurship training for changemakers. Focusing on social innovation for resilient communities, it was created for people seeking to marry purpose with livelihood. The open source curriculum grew from the recognition that while many trainings support individuals and communities to develop practices for deepening their environmental, social and cultural bases, there is a need to strengthen the economic dimension of sustainability and resilience. In CLIPS, we can use some of the tools provided. Read more about Evoneers’ JourneyCLIPS METHODOLOGY CLIPS is a solution-oriented programme designed…

Dragon Dreaming

Dragon Dreaming is an approach to design projects that are in service of the Earth, in service for the Community and in service for Personal Growth.Dragon Dreaming points out that every successful project goes through 4 important stages: The Dreaming Stage, the Planning Stage, the Doing Stage and the Celebration Stage.Each stage is as important as the other and we should dedicate ¼ of our ressources to every one of these stages. Dragon Dreaming in this version is developed by John Croft. Read more about Dragon Dreaming (short intro)