PROPOSING A WORKSHOP
- Volunteers of the Beacon Food Forest can be:
- An Instructor who is prepared and knowledgeable in a topic, and has demonstrated knowledge and communication skills to the BFF team through volunteer efforts.
- A new instructor whose abilities and knowledge are unknown to the Permaculture Educational Collective team, and who is willing to conduct a sample workshop at a BFF work party to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities or submit a detailed class outline.
- People who have contributed to the permaculture knowledge bank and will contribute to BFF growth and management.
Workshop Topic Criteria
- permaculture-related topics
- topics which meet the mission of the BFF
Expectations of Instructor
- Has knowledge to share and communicates clearly to make information available to workshop participants.
- Provides for some scholarship and/or sliding scale positions for registrants
- Coordinates and communicates clearly and in a timely manner with administrator
- Becomes familiar with / inform themselves about the PEC
- Coordinates with BFF site development and/or PEC teams as necessary. Accommodates request by BFF and City of Seattle in messaging, marketing
- Conducts marketing through their own networks, not relying soley on BFF for marketing
- Provides an outline of intended workshop 4 weeks prior to delivery
- Prepares and provides content and materials for workshop delivery upon approval of class.
- Coordinates with PEC to allow a host do welcome, intros, house keeping.
- Cleans up after class
- Provides a summary for a feedback loop to PEC team: number of attendees, lessons learned, and Class Evaluation form provided other pertinent info, which the host will return to the PEC team
- Potential Instructor gets acquainted with PEC procedures and expectations by going to website (beaconfoodforest.org) or by attending PEC meetings.
- Instructor submits workshop proposal and detailed class outline to the PEC. In providing information on experience and knowledge, reference experience ( for example : “I have led a compost team at several work parties in 2014, 2015…”)
- PEC Team reviews proposed workshop and considers:
- context of recent workshops in the overall PEC schedule
- instructor background. Types of Instructor backgrounds:
- Instructor with Demonstrated Knowledge:
- Instructor is prepared and knowledgeable in a topic,
- has demonstrated that knowledge to the BFF team
- demonstrates an ability to communicate information
- Proposal by an Instructor who has Not Yet Demonstrated Knowledge:
- Instructor is new to teaching workshops and/or
- if the BFF team is not familiar with their knowledge and their ability to share that knowledge
- PEC team reviews proposal and asks the potential instructor to instruct a sample workshop at a BFF work party or detailed class outline.
- Proposal by an instructor who is not a BFF volunteer, but is a person who has contributed to the permaculture knowledge bank and will contribute to BFF growth/ management
- PEC team considers and accepts or declines.
- If clarification or more information is needed, the PEC team will communicate with proposed instructor as needed
- When accepted, instructor proceeds to communicate with administrator. The PEC Administrator gives directions for listing the workshop and reminds instructor of procedures
Contact email@example.com with Proposal