Trust The People - Engaging Communities

Workshop 2 in the Community Assembly training was engaging communities

I have started the Trust The People free Community Assembly course.

The second workshop on Monday 13th November was Engaging Communities. Just for reference, he is my feedback:

Universe of obligation

  • I was struck by the fluidity of the relationships. The boundaries between and within the 3 circles aren’t static, and it feels as though your obligations shift according to the needs of those who you have contact with, and your own needs as well.
  • The exercise is quite anthropocentric. How much obligation do we have to other living creatures and ecosystems? Interesting to compare between anthropocentrism, biocentrism and ecocentrism
  • Wales has a Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, which firmly places an obligation on public bodies to consider future generations in policy
  • I love this quote in relation to obligation:

“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach”
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Active listening exercise

Might help with the exercise to say that the observer needs to keep time for 3.5 minutes