Online Cultural Emergence Effective Design Course (CEED) 2023


Online January 2023 - March 2023


Looby Macnamara

Jon Young 



Course Description

Join Looby Macnamara and Jon Young for the CEED course, one of the modules of the Cultural Emergence learning pathway.  We focus on how we can manifest our goals and visions effectively. Make a design for yourself or your organisation to create a culture of effectiveness.

This training will give you the confidence and skills to design any aspect of your life. We will be using the Design Web to create a design for ourselves as well as exploring how it can best be used in different scenarios. You will gain design skills and tools ready to take forward and do more designs.

The course will take place online including live calls with Looby and Jon and small group tutorials with the experienced CEED team, plus videos and additional on line learning materials to work though in your own time. 

During our time together we will focus on how we can dedicate our energy to finding effective solutions for ourselves and the world. This will be a richly nourishing, empowering and truly life transforming course.

I feel so blessed and strengthened to have furthered my journey in joy, play and collective intelligence with Looby and Delvin’s integral and ingenious co-facilitation. They truly created fertile grounds for a new emergence of life-affirming insights and sovereign-creative transformation as inner and eternal designers.

Thank you for your clarity, support, and tender-hearted visionary eyes!


The tools learned for designing cultural emergence were really great. They can be applied in so many levels, from very personal to a community or global projects. The teachings were clear, organized, dynamic, abundant and fun! Thank you so much!

Paula Madariaga Alucema

The night I got home from our time with Looby I used the design web for a meeting in which I had suddenly become the chair.
It was so helpful to have the Design Web framework to guide our discussion. Looby's work, like permaculture principles gives us a meta-tool in which to place other tools and techniques in order to bring them into a whole functioning system.

Rob C-H

The CEED retreat was an experience like nothing else I’d ever done before. The inspired wisdom of the facilitators and the activities with the other participants was challenging, activating, and integral. We were given a framework for design that we could apply to any parts of our lives, and I was immediately finding creative ways to apply this new approach in my life after the event. This experience expanded my personal vision and capacity, and pushed me outside of my comfort zone in the best possible way.
I am so grateful that I signed up for this program, and would highly recommend the opportunity to spend time with these incredible mentors. Thank you for an incredibly inspiring life experience!!

Marie Pouli



To express your interest in booking a place on the CEED course please click here to complete our interest form. 

Once the course is open for registration we will contact you with more information. 

If you have any questions or needs please   Email Emma


This is a chance to invest in your ongoing development and life path.

  • Costs TBC

Bursaries - if you feel compelled to join us and can't afford the fees, please do get in contact about our bursary places.

The CEED course will be an integral part of  the foundation diploma group adventure.  and is included in the course fees for the first cycle of the group diploma adventure.

Facilitators & Venue


Jon Young is the founder of the 8 Shields Institute. He is an acknowledged expert on mentoring especially with respect to deep nature connection and culture. Jon was mentored himself by numerous Native Elders from traditional cultures of Europe, Africa and North America. He is also an inspirational storyteller who has been invited all over the planet to share his vision of a truly regenerative and peaceful world. Jon is author of What the Robin Knows, and co-author of Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature. .

Jon and Looby have been collaborating since 2016. They have been working together to emerge new tools and wisdom with the Cultural Emergence toolkit. Looby also mentored the 8 Shields Institute in design. Jon and Looby have taught many courses together including Cultural Emergence Leadership Training, an Online Cultural Emergence Effective Design (CEED) courses and both the Activating Cultural Emergence (ACE) and Peace Empowerment And Cultural Emergence (PEACE) courses.