5 MODULES COVERED OVER 10 WEEKS
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO A DEDICATED ONLINE COMMUNITY PLATFORM
PROGRAMME DATES 2021 Online Sessions: 9:00-10:30am
What does regeneration mean and how does it relate to our businesses and our communities? What shifts in perspective are needed if we are to see what is truly possible - and if we are to avoid recreating past problems? How can we apply nature’s proven design principles to frame tourism in a way that allows business owners and citizens to unleash their unique potential, contribute to the health of the whole, and generate abundance? In this week, we'll explore the relevance and applications of a living systems framework and nature’s design principles to developing prosperous businesses and flourishing destinations.
What are the implications of a shift from growing to thriving? What does flourishing look like within the visitor economy? How do we become generators of well-being, i.e., generators not extractors of wealth? This week, we'll explore tourism's potential to grow to local, regional & national “wellth" - delivering a net positive contribution to human, ecological, social, cultural and financial wellbeing.
What are the conditions that create healthy, vigorous, resilient, productive communities? Within tourism, how do our roles and relationships need to change in order to create those conditions? How can we attract maximum engagement and stimulate imagination, creativity, pride and caring? Where are there opportunities for beneficial linkages with other sectors that are also focused on regeneration? This week, we'll focus on how to grow the capacity and connectedness of local hosting communities.
What is the story of our place - the unique essence that has emerged over time as an expression of its geology, geography, ecology, history, culture and economy? What is it about this place that makes us us? How can we apply that story to the way we welcome and serve our guests in a way that enchants, enlivens and enriches both guest and host? This week, we'll delve more deeply into the ways the unique nature of each place and its people can be expressed and celebrated, maximizing net benefit to all stakeholders.
How do we broaden our understanding and deepen our practice of care for Te Taiao and its people? How can hosts best internalise the Tiaki pledge to position New Zealand as a place that cares? How do regenerative principles apply to the development and delivery of meaningful encounters that deliver greater net benefit to host and guest? This week, we'll focus on ensuring that the encounter enlivens and enriches both guest and host, calling for new roles and skills for DMOs, host communities and enterprises.