Hello and welcome. I’m Robin Clayfield. I’ve been training teachers, facilitators and group leaders for more than 25 years in using a heart-centred, inspiring and Permaculture-grounded methodology for group work and group learning. I’m now collating all my materials into an empowering compendium of books, mini-books, games, and resources.
What is the work about?
My personal aim, through my work, is to stimulate the foundations of education, training and group work globally, to send a big spark of vitality, hope and empowerment out through all our groups and learning environments, and through our facilitators who work for a better world. When our groups are on purpose and in harmony, when our members are engaged and feeling included, there are less conflicts and disruptions and our groups are more likely to be richly successful.
Your backing here in Patreon will fund the publication of a five book series entitled Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation. The themes of these books are:
- 1.‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ methodology
- 2.A huge toolbox of processes for dynamic teaching and facilitation
- 3.Dynamic decision making, meetings and discussions
- 4.Permaculture, Deep Ecology, nature connection and environmental education processes
- 5.Ceremony, ritual, self-care and inner-work processes.
This is my life’s work, my informal Doctorate in effect.
Book 1 will be divided into six mini-books, each of which will be available in both printed and electronic form:
- 1. Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation – The foundations
- 2. Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation – Group and personal empowerment
- 3. Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation – Unleashing creativity
- 4. Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation – A magical toolbox of processes and resources
- 5. Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation – The art and skill of facilitation
- 6. Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation – The learning environment.
More about my work
In addition to providing training, I publish books, card games and training resources. My publications are diverse and include a Permaculture garden/cookbook, a women’s empowerment book and card set, a training manual for Permaculture teachers (co-authored), a creative community governance and decision making resource kit, and a group agreements set. I’ve developed card games and support tools for teachers, facilitators, group leaders, and Permaculture trainers, and a CD of guided meditations.
I facilitate courses in Australia and internationally. The core training I offer is the ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ six day course for teachers, facilitators and group leaders. My other workshops include ‘Dynamic Decision Making’, ‘Social Permaculture’, ‘Women’s Weekends’, ‘Dynamic Relationships’, and ‘Permaculture Meets Creative Design’.
Feedback from my facilitation of courses and workshops, my presentations at conferences and festivals, and my creative facilitation consultancy consistently affirms that my work is valued and appreciated.
Where does your money go?
Your backing goes toward paying the people who are supporting me in producing the Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation book series described above. The team is made up of:
- Erin Young (proofreading and manuscript appraisal, e-news, social media, admin and communication support),
- Rob Clark (graphic design, artist and lettering art legend), and
- Eve Witney (editing and InDesign tuition).
Eve, Robin, Rob and Erin
Your support will also go toward production costs such as regular IT and website support, online fees for serving Patreon patrons, legal costs, and printing.
It’s a big journey and I’m feeling very motivated, trusting and inspired!
What do patrons receive?
The writing for the first book in the five book series is well underway. Patrons contributing $10 or more a month will receive the six mini-books from this first book as free e-books, with access before the general public. The mini-books will also be available in printed form. Book 1 will comprise the mini-books plus additional material.
All patrons will have access to these mini-books at cost price plus postage.
Patrons contributing $20 or more per month will receive both the mini-books and the full book for free (postage only is payable).
A ‘Patron Only’ feed is available for all patrons. Patrons contributing $5 or more per month can access a one-hour Zoom Q&A session every two months.
Patrons contributing $50 or more per month are offered regular complimentary one-hour consultancies during which you will receive valuable mentoring in using the Dynamic Groups tools and methodology.
There are many ways we can support you while you are supporting us, so check out the Rewards page and the Patreon feed where you will gain even more value.
You may consider contributing a percentage of your income or your course profits if you’ve benefited from any of my training courses or from using the Manual for teaching permaculture creatively. Your gifts and acknowledgement in this way enable the cycle of sharing to continue.
Your support through Patreon provides tremendous assistance for my work of supporting global and organisational change and enabling leaders who are making a real difference. THANK YOU!
In love and service for a heart-centred creative world,