Village Builders In Action: Interviews Part 2

​Village Builders In Action - Meet ​Arnaud

​​Village Building is an intentional process of community connection, serving to connect people-with-people and people-with-nature. ​In this video interview with 8 Shields mentor Josh Lane, ​​Arnaud Gagne shares about what led him to the Village Building pathway, and paints a picture of what's possible in regenerating connected community across many ages and stages:

​Arnaud's stories ​highlight a unique strategy for change that has been successfully implemented by many other communities around the world, too. These tools and strategies ​ are designed for building a spirit of collaboration, and enabling mentoring and planning powerful gatherings.  Learn more how to get started with these regenerative practices using the 8 Shields Village Building Map, a pathway for building strong community connections and resiliency.

Want help implementing Village Building step-by-step in your community, school, or team?

Learn more about our Pathways to Village Building 9-month distance training, where you can engage with a dynamic learning community of peers and experienced mentors. Cohort members gain a comprehensive roadmap and tools for supporting connection that help you to build engagement and resilience for groups of all sizes.

If you are a community builder, school leader, volunteer coordinator, or anyone interested in deepening connection and engagement for members of your community or team, you can learn and implement these strategies, and adapt them for your community’s needs, too.

Join us for the next cohort of Pathways to Village Building, our nine-month distance training in the art of positive changemaking for community connection and resilience.

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Our north star is to re-awaken the attributes of deep nature connection in people and in turn help heal the widespread disconnection and loss of culture worldwide.