Minimum Viable Academy

A training program to cover:

  • Governance training

  • Change & Evaluation training

  • Digital Collaboration training

  • Economic practice training

  • Facilitation training

Delivered by the MVA team in collaboration with other facilitators by the beginning of October 2022.

With particular attention to Permaculture CoLab’s needs as identified through the Permaculture Design work carried out in 2021, also by surveying the current active landscape and anticipating what is emergent in the ecosystem.


Aimee Fenech, Stefan Morales, Nenad Maljkovic, Jyo Maan

Reporting Officer: Jyo Maan


Training and eLearning, Next Steps project, Capacity+ project

objectives for 2022

1. Demonstration of different trainings and facilitation methods and tools

2. Practical applications for active members in the different circles and working groups to try out

3. Artifacts in various formats that can be used in a variety of ways eg eLearning courses, podcasts, social media teasers, eResource database

4. We will use training and courses created as offers to other networks including GRC, DAF and others from within the Digital Circle enterprise model (including income sharing)

5. We will share our findings from followups of the trainings within the colab, including outcome harvesting and outcome mapping designs

6. We will create spaces enabling cross community collaboration & networking


  • Permaculture CoLab Ecocycle Planning 4 hour workshop + artifacts delivered in 2 sessions

  • Hosting an Inclusive space – 3 part series workshops of 1.5 hours each + artifacts

  • Remote collaboration 101 1.5 hour webinar + artifacts + recording + personal consultation time for each circle / group for real life application if needed

  • Wise crowds for self-generative business practices – delivered in 2 sessions of 3 hours

  • Happy Money Story Fishbowl exp + artifacts + recording 3 sessions of 1 to 2 hours

objectives for 2023

February 2023

Understand the needs of the CoLab wider membership.

Set out the program in service of general CoLab needs before the end of April 2023.

Deliver the program by the End of the third quarter, October 2023, with associated artifacts and recordings.

OUTCOME for 2023

September 2023 Update

Cross Network Collaboration Completed.

Conflict Transformaiton for Self-Organized Teams Completed.

Ethical Business Practices using Permaculture Principles is scheduled for Oct 11, 2023.