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CLEA Strategies

posted Dec 31, 2014, 7:32 PM by Ross Colliver   [ updated Jan 29, 2015, 4:54 PM ]
The Wettenhall-funded project "Taking Landcare Planning to the Next Level" is winding up, and I am rolling the learnings into the CLEA project. CLEA's brief is to develop peer learning and mentoring between individuals, groups and networks, around skills and knowledge for organising community action, collaborating with partners, and influencing decision makers.

As I've talked with people about how best to support learning in Landcare, three things have become clear.

First, that articulating what you are learning needs special attention. We're all about action, but we'd gain a lot by systematically reviewing our work and putting into words what's working well, and what needs to work better.

Second, that we need to introduce that kind of reflection into the meetings we already have. No-one has time to go to more meetings - we need to put review and learning into our Committee of Management meetings and our various regional Landcare meetings.

Third, that we need a special effort to move what's being learned out beyond the locality in which we each operate. We invent new ways to do Landcare, but too much of that stays local.

The attached document gives more on what currently supports and constrains peer learning in the Landcare community, and sets out CLEA's three strategies.
Ross Colliver,
Jan 29, 2015, 4:55 PM