Edventure is a school for community enterprise. We have developed an action learning approach that is rooted in our local community. We offer accredited courses, on which students work in a team to set up a community enterprise project – creating a win win win scenario: Adult students gain qualifications, skills and support to step towards a likelihood that matters to them, we help tackle local issues and build initiatives that create a more sustainable economy.
This introductory training is for people who would like to do similar work in their communities, either by replicating our work or using our learning as a building block to design their own courses and initiatives.
Understanding of Edventure’s model of education, community work and enterprise start-up.
Course design skills
Understanding & skills in facilitation, community engagement and team start-ups
The course is run by Edventure’s Chair Neil Oliver, Managing Director Johannes Moeller, and Programme Lead Amelia Parisian.
Johannes Moeller is a facilitator, consultant, social entrepreneur and the co-founder and Managing Director of Edventure: Frome – a school for community enterprise. His work is is focused on supporting people to catalyse positive change in their own lives, organisations and society, and to build meaningful livelihoods. He started several leadership courses for young adults, including the Apprenticeship programme and Catalyst course at Embercombe. As a facilitator and consultant, he worked with various organisations, ranging from a domestic abuse charity in Wiltshire to a global network of entrepreneurs in China
Amelia Parisian is Edventure’s Programmes Lead. She has 12 years facilitation experience with diverse groups. Since joining Edventure 3 years ago, she designed and set up the MAKE course and has led 4 Edventure Start -Up teams through the process of setting up or developing community initiatives. Her passion lies in community-based education. She loves designing and running experiences which positively impact individuals, communities and the wider world.
Neil Oliver is Chair of The Board of Directors at Edventure. He is a Certified Professional Facilitator and an Associate with the Institute of Cultural Affairs, Much of Neil’s current work is split between Edventure and providing program design and consultancy to Initiatives of Change an international trust and reconciliation foundation whose vision is “a just, peaceful and sustainable world to which everyone, responding to the call of conscience, makes their unique contribution.”
Neil’s group work training was with the Family Planning Association. Through Oliver Barclay partnership he has developed a focus on effective communication within groups. He has also worked as a consultant for SOLACE and holds an MA in Public and Social Administration.
Ticket Price & Requirements:
This event is free to anyone living in Somerset. Booking is essential. We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms.
This event is made possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning and as such, is free to Somerset residents. We reserve 3 places on all of our short courses for people residing outside Somerset. These are available at a cost of £75 per person per training day by emailing [email protected]
If you have any other questions please feel free to email [email protected] or call us on 07548 014066 (9am-1pm Mon – Fri).
What to Bring:
Please bring a pen and paper and a packed lunch
Feedback from past Edventure: Frome Short-Courses
“…it has totally changed the way I am looking at my business. Thank you so very much for organizing this – I can’t tell you the impact it has had”. Victoria
“…it was run brilliantly and really well attended. As always there was a great mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and reasons for being there. The courses are always well-run, really interesting and accessible. I’m always amazed by the quality and experience of the teachers. I’m doing three courses at the moment – all brilliant”. Anna
“Loved it…gave me so much clarity on how to be more strategic! ” Milda
“A truly supportive, inspiring & creative environment..!” Frances