Work and Learn series by and for Dane County TimeBank and timebanking's national and international learning communities
Inaugural session Thursday, April 19 4-7pm
US Bank conference room, 1 S. Pinckney
You can find the whole series calendar here:http://assets.danecountytimebank.org/Builders_workshop_calendar.pdf
Thursday April 19, 4-7pm Realizing Your Vision: Focus on using timebanking in organizations and projects
4-5 We'll focus on organizations. 130 participate in the Dane County TimeBank – a few use it a lot. We'll do an overview of how timebanking can help realize our vision/s, what's happening now, the new activities and projects forming, and how we can cooperate, collaborate and exchange resources to be more effective. We'll identify ways that our members, both organizations and individuals, can help each other with needed work.
5-6 We'll invite members and potential members to join us, talk about the future of the series, learn about current and new projects both here and around the world, and connect members to help each other out.
6-7 Our new Wellness Project participants will serve a delicious healthy meal.
Builders' Workshops are a learning and leadership building journey hosted by The Dane County TimeBank, our local mutual credit time exchange http://danecountytimebank.org and Build For the World, our project to learn from and share what we're doing with communities working on similar efforts around the world http://BuildFTW.org.
At 6 years old and nearly 2000 members, the Dane County TimeBank is one of the world's largest and most active timebanks and its participants are learning a lot about how to use mutual credit exchange to help create the communities we want to live in. And we have a lot more to learn! So do the thousands of other similar initiatives around the world. So we're going to work together to learn what works locally, what doesn't work and why – and share that information with each other across the globe. And we'll support each others' efforts to learn as much as we can, to share our successes and pool our risks. Part of this journey involves building leadership skills so lots of people can take initiative to improve their communities. We'll start by highlighting what people around here have learned so far, working to use cooperative economic tools in the areas of food security, community justice, public safety, ecological sustainability, healthy human-scaled economic development, wellness, housing access, poverty relief and more.
The Dane County TimeBank uses timebanking to facilitate several projects that have positive impacts on common social ills. From the TimeBank Youth Court's creation of neighborhood-based safety nets that keep kids out of the juvenile justice system, to the PowerTime pilot where timebank members help others improve their energy efficiency, to the Allied Community Coop where we're working with other neighborhood organizations to create a new model for community health on Allied Drive, we're showing how timebanking can be an integral part of creating a better world.
We'll be inviting current and potential leaders from around Wisconsin and encourage farther-flung participants to join us online. All events will be documented to create educational materials to be shared widely.
Builders' Workshops starting April 19!