Why Stories of Active Hope?
In collaboration with the Centre for Good Travel we are proud to announce the launch of a new course "Stories of Active Hope".
The current dominant paradigm of separation, extraction, and competition is not working for us. We need a new story. A story of hope and aliveness. A story that ignites our innate desire to connect deeper, to find purpose and meaning, and to collectively create a better world.
There is growing awareness that tourism has the power and potential to shift the narrative of how we live in the world. Tourism’s purpose can and should include creating and sharing a new story to transform minds and lives.
This course is an introduction to the stories we tell, how they impact us, and how we can create change by being intentional about the stories we create, share, uplift and live by.
A 4 week online cohort course that introduces regenerative storytelling to tourism professionals, destination managers, marketers, businesses, and other industry stakeholders. This is a top-line introduction to help learners develop their own story that ignites active hope.
Become conscious of the role stories play in how we understand the world
Understand the fundamental aspects of the regenerative story
Discern if the stories you hear are authentic and grounded in a regenerative approach, or just greenwashing
Become deliberate about the stories you create, share, uplift and live by
Craft a story of active hope about your business, place or community that ignites agency
The power of stories and how they shape our mindsets
How stories help us make meaning of complexity and tourism’s role in attaching meaning to experiences
How stories help us weave connections and build community
How stories of active hope ignite agency for systems change
What to expect
An introduction to regenerative storytelling in tourism
Active participation in a collective learning journey
Examples, case studies, reflection and practice opportunities
Recordings of the live sessions via the Tourism CoLab community of practice (6 months).
Four (4) live sessions | 2 hours each
Time commitment 10-12 hours approx
Access to the CoLab Community of Practice
Global cohort learning and communing
Debbie Clarke and Josie Major from The New Zealand-based Centre for Good Travel is our partner in this course offering. Good Awaits is their award winning podcast series that unpacks the stories of regeneration and positive impact. We can't think of any one else more capable of weaving together regenerative principles and storytelling!
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The Centre for Good Travel
Director of Regenerative Programmes
Josie Major is from Te Whanganui a Tara/Wellington in New Zealand and is passionate about the potential of a regenerative approach to tourism for contributing to thriving communities and places. She is a trained Regenerative Practitioner and believes in seeking creative and courageous ways of fostering deeper connections to people and place, looking beyond business-as-usual, and embracing our roles as stewards of our planet.
The Centre for Good Travel
Director of Regenerative Development
Debbie Clarke is from Morrinsville, New Zealand and brings a background of education, counselling, and developmental process to her work. She founded her own niche tourism business serving LGBTQ+ travellers, is a trained Regenerative Practitioner having completed multiple learning journeys with Regenesis Group, and is now dedicated to developing the capabilities of tourism and travel systems to contribute to the well-being of people, communities, and natural ecosystems.
Q. When does the course start and finish?
The course will commence on the above date. The schedule may be subject to change. Every attempt is made to be as flexible as possible to account for public holidays and seasonal holidays. Working across timezones can be tricky so we ask participants to recognize these challenges. In almost all cases, sessions will be recorded and available for viewing later.
Upon signing up you will receive access to the Community CoLab learning platform hosted on Circle.
Q. How is the course run?
Our Community of Practice, known as the 'CoLab Community', is the platform where you will find recordings of the live sessions in case you miss them. We encourage co-learning across the cohort and with other members of the Colab Community, so make sure you introduce yourself and engage in the community.
Q. Are there any live webinars?
Yes. There are live sessions based on the schedule provided at the beginning of the journey.
Q. How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have access to this course for 6 months, or until further notice.
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 may be offered again (no guarantees) and pricing may change. Email us at any time if you have questions.