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Introduction to

& Tourism

Regenerative tourism course

6 sessions | 6 weeks

12 hours

Short Course

STARTS 14 MAY 2024

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Includes 3 months access to the Communiversity

6 weeks, 6 live sessions x 2 hours 

This course is designed as an introduction to regenerative development and tourism. In this course you will learn the difference between a regenerative approach and sustainability, and what is involved in implementing a regenerative journey in your organisation, community, business or place. This introductory course is delivered by experienced regenerative development practitioners Dr Dianne Dredge and Nadine Schmidt. We bring extensive experience working in regenerative development, community building, for-purpose business and ecosystem design, policy and education.

This course is designed for all those with an interest in regenerative place making, redesigning tourism, community leaders, business owners and operators, and policymakers. Let's prepare for the change ahead.

Full Price AUD$375.00 after 30 April

includes 3 months access to the Communiversity

What does it include?

☑️ 6 weeks | 6 live sessions

☑️ 6 prerecorded modules supporting each live session

☑️ Access to Tourism CoLab templates, resources and "know how" (trialed and tested over years)!

☑️ Access to a global community of like-minded change makers on similar journeys

☑️ Includes 3 months membership to the CoLab's Communiversity

☑️ Loads of inspiration, generosity and collaboration 

☑️ Access to recognised thought leaders and experts with experience working in the regenerative space in communities, places, organisations, policy and strategy. 

Course Outline

A 6-week online cohort course that introduces regenerative tourism to tourism professionals, destination managers, researchers, businesses, and other industry stakeholders. This introductory course that everyone needs to understand the shift and start the journey.


  • Sharpen understanding of key terms and concepts in regenerative development and tourism

  • Understand what is involved in shifting mindsets, and the skills, literacies and knowledge required.

  • Develop an appreciation of regenerative development at a systems level and what are the implications for tourism.

  • Develop concrete understanding of the steps involved in designing a regenerative tourism journey

Course Content

  • Welcome, introductions and Q&A

  • The what, why, where and how of regenerative development and tourism: Beyond sustainability

  • Understanding net positive impact and pillars of practice

  • Designing a regenerative journey: Your Regenerative development goals

  • Community-led, place-based, and purpose-led: A systems approach to resilient places, people and nature

  • Regenerative economies, business models and financing the regenerative shift

What to expect

  • An introduction to regenerative travel and tourism.

  • An appreciation for the difference between sustainable and regenerative tourism and other concepts.

  • Connection with a community of likeminded and curious people seeking to understand regeneration and how it is applied.

  • Examples, case studies and practice points.

  • Recordings of the live sessions accessed via the Tourism CoLab community of practice (3 months).

Your instructors

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Dianne Dredge, PhD.

Complex, intuitive thinker with a love of place and people

Dianne Dredge is Founder of the Tourism CoLab. She is a complex system thinker, always thinking, sensing and feeling the implications of the shifts and changes taking place. With over 25 years experience in a hybrid space of teaching, research, environmental planning, tourism and community development, she loves to create learning environments that acknowledges the lived experience and diverse knowledge in the room. Dianne is elected member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and designed and implemented the Regen Lab on Flinders Island, Tasmania.

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Nadine Schmidt Rojas

Nature-centred, practically minded

Nadine Schmidt Rojas is Community Manager at the Tourism Colab. She is also a lecturer, tutor and online facilitator in higher education in Australia and Europe in sustainable tourism, hospitality and regenerative tourism. and works as a Regenerative Tourism Specialist for a South Australian tour operator, Untamed Escapes.Nadine's past industry experiences include roles in Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Product Development and Event Management for both Inbound and Outbound Tour Operators.

Feedback from previous course participants

This journey has been extraordinary, Dianne. You bring such incredible wealth of knowledge and your generosity in sharing with us has been a real highlight. I am so grateful.


Intro to Regen Development and Tourism, July 2023

I feel I have built such an understanding of community and how to work by sharing our journeys and learning together. This community is really very special to me.


Regen Journey, December 2023

The most important thing I have learned is that I am not alone. We are all trying to build the path and we are stronger working together. This course has given me the confidence I need to take this conversation to my community.


Regen Journey December 2023

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Introduction to Regenerative Development and Tourism

3 months CoLab Communiversity access



Q. When does the course start and finish?


The course will open one week prior to the start date when you will receive an invitation to join the Colab's Communiversity custom course space for this course. Content will be released weekly ahead of the live sessions.


Q. How is the course run?


Our Community of Practice is the platform where you will find recordings of the live sessions in case you miss them. It is where you will connect with your community of learners, so make sure you introduce yourself.


Q. Are there any live webinars?


Yes. There are four live sessions, one per week for four weeks. The course can be completed asynchronously by viewing the live sessions in your own time and using the Community of practice to ask questions.


Q. How long do I have access to the course?


After enrolling, you have access to this course for 3 months. You can opt in the membership of the Communiversity for 12 months or upgrade your membership when you have completed the course.


Q. What if I am unhappy with the course?


We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.


Q. Will the course be offered at a later date?


Yes. The course will be offered again (dates to be confirmed) but we can't guarantee the same pricing. You can email us at anytime if you have questions..

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