‘Navigation’ is a System 4 Meta-System Support in the Viable System Model.
By Davie Phillips
The objective of Navigation is to monitor the outside world in order to identify opportunities that could further the aims of the IPT project and potential threats to its viability. It will build relationships with stakeholders and strategic partners outside of our EPT in order to disseminate the findings of the partnership widely.”
The following words describe the Navigation activity: Forward Planning, Researching, Building External Relations, Minimising threats, Maximising opportunities, Future proofing, Thinking globally, Monitoring change, Managing change, Adapting, Responding, Alerting.
Navigation held its first session at the meeting in Leeds, where it was agreed that at each meeting at least one session will be facilitated by Navigation. At Leeds a number of people stepped up to hold this function.
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The Partnership’s kick-off meeting was held in August 2012 in Escherode near Kassel in Germany.
Helder Valente shares this video of impressions of that first meeting.
Klara Hansson presented a technique for breathing that will keep you healthy, balanced and focused. The technique is to first breathe deeply into the stomach, then fill the middle area around the ribs with air and finally breathe into the top area of your lungs by moving shoulders and head backward to open the chest to its maximum. That’s a big breath! Let the air pass through the throat making a little sound and stimulating the body’s uptake of oxygen.
A video recording of the session follows:
Feedback provided by participants:
(-) Use the questions to open up the discussion at the beginning of the session instead of at the end
(+) Talk clearly and in a grounded way
(+) Makes total sense to have the breathing as part of Zone 00 exercises!
Cathrine Dolleris presented how to create a session plan on the 25th of September 2013 in Mas Franch.
The session presents learning outcomes and planning of your session as a tool to become a more confident teacher. Notes from the session are coming soon.
A video from this session follows:
The meeting buzzing with busy permanent teachers. We have been through a journey together. We have discussed educational structures in Europe, teaching methods, manual and content, web and databases, values, communication, organization etc etc.
This is the fourth day in the beautiful mountains of northern Slovenia. Like the peaks stretching up into the sky, extending our ambitions far outside the objectives of the partnership. We want it here and we like to use our free time to get permaculture to spread in Europe and beyond.