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Workshops & Events

Welcome to our workshop, community events and  conversations program. We’ve designed these to support all those who are working to make a difference and do their bit to re-generate our precious world.  In what seems to be increasingly uncertain times, we think it more important than ever that we develop our understanding of what is happening and make careful judgements about how to respond.  Building our awareness, knowledge and expertise is an important part of this.  You’ll find a range of workshops listed and we will be adding more. So do stay in touch. Borderlands can also tailor learning opportunities for the particular needs of organisations and groups. Our workshops and short courses are all based on practical examples of supporting communities to creatively follow their passion for re-generative practices, social justice, peace and human rights.


Places are limited to ensure that everyone is able to participate fully so bookings are essential.  All fees include g.s.t. All fees need to be paid in full before the workshop.  If you are not able to do so please get in touch to see if we can help out.  Borderlands is open to negotiation on other means of contribution to course fees so if you are not able to make a financial contribution please talk to us and see if we can make a plan with you. 


We usually provide a light lunch so please let us know if you have any particular dietary requirements. 

For enquiries or more information please contact Lesley on (03) 9819 3439 or (03)9819 3239 or e-mail:lesley@borderlands.org.au

Borderlands encourages participation in multiple ways so if you have ideas for a workshop that aligns with our principles  and practice and are suitably qualified please do get in touch. We do ask that facilitators take out a membership (and you are also welcome to become a shareholder) 

 If you need any further information about any of our programs please contact Lesley Shuttleworth on(03) 9819 3439 or (03) 9819 3239   or e-maiil lesley@borderlands.org.au.  Lesley works part time so if you do not manage to make contact please leave a message and she’ll get back you.

Upcoming Events
Exploring Disruptive Activism
Mon, Apr 06
Borderlands Cooperative
Apr 06, 10:00 AM GMT+10 – Apr 07, 5:00 PM GMT+10
Borderlands Cooperative, Suite 43, 25 - 27 Albert St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia
We'll explore the venerable tradition of using ‘disruption’ by those of lesser power when wanting to make a point to those with more power.
Re-inventing Social Research
Mon, Apr 20
Borderlands at Suite 43 Metro West
Apr 20, 10:00 AM GMT+10 – Apr 21, 4:30 PM GMT+10
Borderlands at Suite 43 Metro West , 27 Albert St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia
Conquer your fear. Join us to reclaim research as the natural propensity of humans as we ask where, what, how and why...
Evaluating in a Community Setting
Mon, May 11
Borderlands Co-operative
May 11, 10:00 AM GMT+10 – May 12, 4:30 PM GMT+10
Borderlands Co-operative, Suite 43 Metro West, 25 - 27 Albert Street, Footscray VIC, Australia
Based on a Participatory Action Research paradigm, we’ll explore ways to ‘build reflection into’ the processes we engage in as workers and program coordinators and managers. And yes, we will talk about the mysterious ‘evidence’ thing everyone now seems to talk about.
Storytelling to Build Community & Create Change
Mon, May 25
Borderlands at Suite 43 Metro West
May 25, 10:00 AM GMT+10 – May 26, 4:30 PM GMT+10
Borderlands at Suite 43 Metro West , Suite 43 Metro West, 25 -27 Albert St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia
Invoke the words' "Tell me a story..." and you quickly catch people's attention. Let's explore how this ancient act of sharing and meaning making can enrich our lives and communities building bridges and understanding. How they can be a way for us to 'walk in each others' shoes" and make change
Coming to Know Your Community - Using a Social Atlas
Mon, Jun 01
Borderlands Cooperative
Jun 01, 10:00 AM GMT+10 – Jun 02, 4:30 PM GMT+10
Borderlands Cooperative, Suite 43 MetroWest, 25 - 27 Albert St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia
The social Atlas offers a tool or a template offering a three-dimensional framework to stimulate and organise practitioners’ observations and experiences as well as the data they glean from documents, statistics, photos, etc. It covers the physical,relational and consciousness aspects.
Transformative Approaches to Conflicts & Differences in community
Mon, Jun 15
Borderlands Cooperative
Jun 15, 10:00 AM GMT+10 – Jun 16, 4:30 PM GMT+10
Borderlands Cooperative, Suite 43 Metro west, 25 - 27 Albert Street, Footscray
Conflict is challenging and we often avoid dealing with it. Facing its challenges with creative and restorative approaches can lead to sometimes surprising transformations in our relationships and communities.