Compass Education Level 2 Educator Certification Workshop

Workshop Timetable

Saturday 11 November 2017

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Welcome and introduction
Module 1: The Sustainability Paradigm Challenge

By the end of the module, participants will:

●      develop a deeper understanding about why the practice of sustainability is such a challenge for the world, even for the converted and well intentioned

●      practice using the Compass as a tool to understand how systems drive behaviors

●      discern between linear and circular economies and be inspired by successful examples of conversions from linear to circular designs

08.15 Introduction and expectations
08.30 Harvest Fishing Game
09.30 Coffee / Tea Break
09.45 Compass review
10.00 Linear and circular economies
Module 2: Building a Sustainable Future Together

By the end of the module, participants will:

●      understand the current systems structures of the world

●      be familiarized with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and difference from the Millennium Development Goals

●      feel a sense of belonging to a global movement

10.30 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
11.30 – 12.15 Lunch
12.15 Personal Learning Reflection Time and Sharing

Module 3: Pyramid – VISIS

By the end of the module, participants will:

●      apply the Pyramid Lite model to a shared experience.

●      practice developing indicators and Behavior over Time Graphs (BOTGs) based on shared experience

●      practice systems mapping out causal loops (CLDs) on shared experience Apply the Systems Iceberg, Behavior Over Time Graphs, and Closed Loop Diagrams to deepen understanding of a familiar situation

12.35 Shared Experience
13.20 Indicators & BoT development
13.40 Causal Loop Diagramming and deeper systems thinking
14.00 – 14.20 Coffee / Tea Break
14.20 – 15.45 Causal Loop Diagramming and deeper systems thinking continues
16.00 Day 1 Workshop Adjourned


Sunday 12 November 2017

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Module 4: Pyramid – VISIS and Revisiting the Systems Iceberg

By the end of the module, participants will:

●      practice developing innovation and strategies based on shared experience

●      review the systems iceberg to analyze shared experience

●      understand systems thinking as key to the paradigm shift in education

●      feel confident in the practical application of systems thinking tools in any situation

08.00 Innovation
08.20 Strategies
08.40 Iceberg Analysis
09.30 – 09.45 Coffee / Tea Break
09.45 Understanding Systems Thinking
10.15 Reflection

Module 5: Understanding Mental Models

By the end of the module, participants will:

●      understand the Ladder of Inference as a systems thinking tool to explore mental models and decision making

●      be able to apply the Ladder of Influence to understand decision making

●      understand the influence and power of mental models, and how they can be transformed

10.30 Ladder of Inference
10.50 Apply Ladder of Inference to own initiative
11.20 Debrief
11.30 – 12.15 Lunch

Module 6: Bringing it all together: applying systems thinking to creating transformation

By the end of the module, participants will:

●      understand theory of change

●      be able to use systems tools to develop an action plan for change

●      be able to lead change for education for a sustainable future in their school

●      feel confidence to create change in a bigger context

12.15 Sphere of Influence systems map
13.30 Start personal action plan
14.00 – 14.15 Coffee / Tea Break
14.15 Wrap Up of Course
15.00 Workshop Adjourned