Community, Connections, Creativity and Sustainability at OASES: A Schumacher College partner : Masters, short courses, events and talks
Transformative learning for sustainable living
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by the end of June
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OASES is a world-renowned leader in education for sustainability.
- Since OASES was founded in 2006, we have developed a ground-breaking & fully accredited Masters program unlike any in Australia.
- In partnership with the Schumacher College UK, we are developing a global transformative education network.
- This year we launched the OASES short course program with around a dozen courses featuring leading figures in sustainability, community development, strategic foresight, systems thinking, spiritual & arts-based enquiry, participatory action research & more.
- Thousands have attended our regular talks & events.
And unlike most other universities offering accredited post-graduate programs, we do not receive any public funding, yet are required to meet the same rigorous accreditation standards as larger tertiary institutions.
We depend on you to keep OASES alive & thriving.
Our goal of $10,000 will ensure we can continue to develop the programs & networks in education that enables more sustainable living.
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Are you interested in sustainability? Do you seek ways to create more positive change? Are you looking for post-graduate courses that are more holistic, where learning takes place within a rich community context? If so, our leading post-graduate courses might be for you.
Applications are now open for semester 2!
Open Day on July 6 (see below).
The OASES Graduate School offers an internationally acclaimed Masters Program in Integrative & Transformative Studies, & a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability in collaboration with the National Centre for Sustainability at Swinburne University.
Applications are now open for the 2nd semester intake. For more info & to apply,click here.
We're very happy to chat about our programs & your interests any time.
A special 'Dine Below the Line' Resurgence film & discussion evening
You're invited to come along to share a dinner which costs no more than $2 per head to cater for (the global 'extreme poverty' line). We hope you will make a donation equivalent to what you would have spent on dinner normally, which will go towards continuing the education & campaigning work of the Global Poverty Project in Australia.
After dinner, we'll gather around for the screening ofHeadwinds of Poverty
3 recreational cyclists. 5500km. 7 African countries. What could go wrong? What would make three Aussie guys travel to Africa, jump on their mountain bikes, & ride over 200km per day for 27 days through some of the hardest conditions imaginable?
We hope you can join us for an evening with this warm, creative and highly respected man.
More details about this special event coming soon.
Stay tuned to the website & monthly e-news for all the latest.
Action Research: Human Inquiry for Living Systems
19 & 20 July (all day Friday & afternoon only on Saturday), then
2 & 3 August (again all day Friday & afternoon only on Saturday)
A 3 day short course in 2 parts, facilitated by internationally recognised action researcher, facilitator, theorist & author, Yoland Wadsworth, with specialist associates.
Here is an action research course which will offer you an opportunity
to develop & deepen your understanding of this increasingly popular form of practice-based inquiry – its philosophy, history, theory, concepts, design, facilitation & practice. Conducted in the enjoyable, stress-free, co-learning conditions that characterise OASES.
For more info & to register for one or both parts, click here.
A 4-day short course at the heart of what it means to live well
How are your relationships with others and the rest of the living world being affected by this age of extraordinary technological progress? Under the guidance of one of Australia’s leading experts in social development, Dr Jacques Boulet, you will reflect on the last 600 years of human history and understand how to create better relationships and communities.
A 4-day short course from one of the world's leading community development practitioners
Working with Dr Jacques Boulet, students will explore concepts, strategies and practices associated with community development. This course looks at ways to empower community not just for survival but with the aim that they will thrive in a way that is sustainable and life enhancing.
7-10 November (with optional intro session at OASES on 10 August)
A long weekend residential program near the Grampians
This 4-day ‘live-in’ program in Dunkeld, set in the spectacular Grampians, is a deeply nourishing contemplative experience. You are invited to consider the rich history of human spiritual philosophy and reflect upon your own spiritual life and how it exists as a conscious presence in the world. All meals & 3 nights accommodation included.
Join one of our fun & supportive teams, & make a valuable contribution to OASES.
Positions are currently available in our Events, Online Communications & Office Teams.
If you'd like to know more, or explore the possibilities, please send your expressions of interest along with your resume to us by e-mail.
From our friends
Wild Law Conference
27-29 September, Brisbane
Living within our ecological limits: law and governance to nurture the Earth community
The Australian Wild Law Alliance will host a multi-disciplinary conference aimed at exploring key questions for living within ecology.
How do we know our ecological limits? What legal and governance mechanisms can help us live within our limits? And how do we change our current economic, political and legal systems to create human societies that live in a harmonious relationship with the Earth community?