Peer Learning and Mentoring - CLEA Project

The VLC CLEA (Community Learning for Environmental Action) project is jointly funded by the Natural Resources Conservation League and the VLC. The project looking to work with the landcare community to :

  • develop a suite of peer learning and mentoring processes that are low cost and easy to use
  • test these processes within the Landcare community
  • create web-based mechanisms to facilitate peer learning and provide links to Landcare knowledge.
CLEA's focus is what it takes to organise community action, collaborate with partners,
and influence decision makers. Read the first CLEA discussion paper

Interested in being involved with the CLEA project?

Regional Landcare communities are invited to draw on and trial the processes CLEA is developing:

Set Your Learning Focus/Call on Your Network.
Worksheets and a workshop process for individuals and groups to decide the current focus of their learning, and to work out who in their networks will support them.

Questions Without Easy Answers
is a tool to open up inquiry on an issue, and share knowledge around similar questions across groups and networks.

Lessons Learned
is a way for a project team, group or network to think about what they have learned recently, and put this on the record. Lessons Learned are backed by a Story that shows where the lessons have come from.

The Winds of Innovation
uses an interview with people doing new things in Landcare, to document their story and get the news out to other groups and networks.

I Need Help.
CLEA wants to work out how a group or network facing a challenge can connect to a group or network already dealing with that challenge. If you need help, get in touch.

Access All Areas
is a way for groups and networks to talk up the line to regional, State and Federal level about the way the NRM system affects what they can do locally, and what would improve support for local initiative.

To discuss CLEA or any of these resources contact Ross Colliver

Read the full CLEA Invitation here

Upcoming Events

Forum for Landcare Professionals

This forum reinforces the commitment of the newly established peak Victorian Landcare organisation, Landcare Victoria Inc., to professional development in the landcare community, and builds on the legacies of both the founding partners, the Victorian Landcare Council and Farm Tree and Landcare Association.
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This forum reinforces the commitment of the newly established peak Victorian Landcare organisation, Landcare Victoria Inc., to professional development in the landcare community, and builds on the legacies of both the founding partners, the Victorian Landcare Council and Farm Tree and Landcare Association.
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VLC Mallee Landcare Forum
Planning is well underway for the next VLC forum in the Mallee 24-26 March. The local landcare community have banded together to plan a jam packed two day event which will not only show case their activities over the last nearly 30 years but also features a trip to the iconic Trust for Nature property, Ned’s Corner.
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Notice of VLC Special General Meeting
Notice is given that a Special General meeting of the delegates of the Victorian Landcare Council will be held on 16th February 2017 11am at Marland House
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VLC participation in Take 2 Climate Change pledge
The VLC has joined more than 180 Victorian-based organisations who have signed up to Sustainability Victoria’s TAKE2 climate change program to help Victoria reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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The National Landcare Network Newsletter, As you will read, there are very positive moves at the national level with funding now coming through from the Federal Government and the holding of the first meeting of the new Members Council. The National Landcare Network, NRM’s Australia and Landcare Australia Limited are also partnering to develop a “Value Proposition” to inform 2018 budget considerations, when the current National Landcare Program is being reviewed for new funding.
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Feedback survey for the new Landcare Gateway
The VLC has put together a VERY SIMPLE one page survey on our website to make it easy for you and other members of your landcare community to have your say about the new Landcare Gateway.
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VLC Briefing Note # 29
Over the last year, the VLC has been a co-investor in an unusual collaboration between NRM practitioners, agencies and academics - Systemic Co-Inquiry into NRM Governance. VLC members have been important participants, and VLC funding has supported community landcare members with costs associated with their participation.
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