System Change, Behaviour Change and Community Engagement

Educators, learn about the changing behaviours and systems and develop a community change idea or project using the CERES behaviour change model.

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Workshop details

This one-day workshop is part of our Environmental Education – Inspire Change series.

The workshop will run on the following date in 2023:

Fri 18th Aug
10am – 4pm

$150*
Concession available

Through a mix of theory, demonstrations, hands-on and design activities teachers and educators attending the workshop will explore how to use values-based communication, getting others on board and approaches to behaviour change.

Learn about CERES behaviour change model, learn from a suite of resources and have the opportunity to design your own model for change.

Topics covered on the day:

  • People, mindsets and values
  • Creating a movement
  • What makes people change?
  • What make systems change?
  • Creating your model for change
  • Messages, framing and storytelling
  • Creating your narrative for change

Lorna Pettifer is CERES Learning Innovation Director and has been working in environmental education and presenting to community groups on sustainability for many years. At CERES Lorna passionately directs CERES education and training programs. She also has a strategic focus on environmental management and innovation projects at CERES. She is passionate about deepening our response to the ecological and climate crisis through CERES learning experiences. Her background in sustainability stems from ecology and zoology and has broadened to community engagement, environmental management, behaviour change and farm and food programs. Lorna has worked with community groups, schools and individuals. Her work has supported teachers, students, households and organisations in sustainability management and behaviour change. As an environmental advocate, she has worked in National Parks, Environmental Consultancies, Universities, NGOs and Wildlife reserves as a conservationist, educator, tour guide, bush regenerator, GIS Consultant, environmental modeller and researcher. Lorna proudly received the Environmental & Sustainability Educator of the Year for Victoria in 2018 from EEV and Australian Environmental Educator of the Year 2019 from AAEE.

What will I learn?

  • What make people change
  • Getting others on board change projects
  • How to create your own model for change and tell better stories

What will I take away?

  • Access to online resources and activities
  • Inspiration to teach others
  • Confidence in how to create your own activities

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing material

Is this workshop appropriate for me?

  • Suits beginners through to those with advanced levels of understanding in education and environmental studies

Anything else I should know?

  • This workshop is part of the CERES Environmental Education Course. It is designed for participants to enrol in one-day workshops (professional learning days) or the full eight-week course. It allows us to cater for and share the content with people that are interested in specific topics.

Terms and Conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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