"We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it." — Stephen Hawking
We are living in a time of consequences. Gone are the days when we can talk about sustainability, about maintaining the status quo. Change is happening, fast. We need a plan on how to cope with this change, we need resilience.
We are hosting a workshop designed to introduce the concept of resilience broadly across the curriculum. The workshop will take place October 4-6 starting with dinner on Wednesday evening and ending with dinner on Friday evening.
The workshop will bring in two international experts (Wayne Caldwell, University of Guelph, rural resilience and community planning, and Mike Leyshon, University of Exeter, Penryn, rural social issues) and local experts on rural planning and Knox County to facilitate a conversation about teaching the concepts of resilience in the context of our rapidly changing world and our own unique corner of it.
Participation in the workshop will come with a $500 stipend. In addition, if you develop a module on resilience to include in one of your courses or a course on resilience, you can apply for a grant of $1000 to support curricular development.
There is a limit of 20 participants. To register for the workshop, please contact Rachel Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 15.
Friday, October 6, 2017