Presence in Action (PIA) Collective (PIAC)
Presence in ActionTM (PIA) Collective is a Community Interest Company. Our Purpose is to facilitate personal learning and (re)generative relationships to enhance the wellbeing of people of all ages, everywhere we are. In practical terms, we do this by resourcing PIA Members to co-create PIA projects in the places we live and work, extending learning opportunities to people who often have least access.
We aim to do this through our pioneering business model based on our Sufficiency principle. We invite those who can, to pay forward for our services so that community organisations, local charities and groups may access our learning opportunities. Organisations that embrace this way of exchanging value with us, will be publicly acknowledged as E=E:Cos (Enough equals Enough Contributors) each year they participate. PIA Practitioners also embrace our Sufficiency Principle. We do this when we are able, by taking less of the delivery due to us, so we can contribute funds to an individuals’ bursary pot. The funds we collect are then used to support others to participate in the learning opportunities we offer.
 By this we mean “Symmathesic Agency: the meta-conscious capacity to engage in mutual contextual learning through interaction, in place in space in time” (Gardiner, PhD pending 2019).
R.A.D.I.C.A.A.L Expression (REX):
REX is the abbreviated acronym for this inaugural ‘proof of concept’ project taking place 31st January – 3rd February 2019. This consists of a small-scale prototype of a grand-scale concept R.A.D.I.C.A.A.L. Expression© (Record And Display In Creative Arts And Language). The overarching concept developed by Potent 6 integrates and leverages the creative arts and is to be licensed solely to the PIA Collective to develop and deliver. Potent 6 envisions a global platform for communities of interest/geography across the world to co-create their own locally relevant, wellbeing-enhancing projects under the banner of “R.A.D.I.C.A.A.L. Expression: transforming stories, transforming lives.”
REAL Change changes:
This project began its life as ‘Regenerating Engagement And Learning within and beyond IofC’. The seeds for REAL were sown in 2010 when Louie first became involved with IofC. Six of the 12 original REAL1 participants wanted to deepen their learning and skills so they could better accompany others using the Seed Behaviours and the P6 Constellation. REAL2 commenced December 2016 with a further 12 participants joining the UK programme. In August 2017, Louie was partnered by Su Riddell from the first cohort in opening the opportunity to people internationally. This first 7-day residential intensive in IofC’s global fellowship home in Caux, Switzerland, marked the beginning of a new phase for REAL Change programmes. Since then, a praxis called Presence in Action has evolved which extends within and beyond IofC. IofC is inextricably connected to PIA Collective which supports outreach activity within Greencoat Place, in Edinburgh and increasingly in other parts of the world. In 2018 and 2019, we have focused on running introductory PIA workshops under the banner of “REAL Change begins within” in Caux, Switzerland.
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