Building a Wellbeing Economy 2022

NENA Short Course: “Building a Wellbeing Economy: Foundations for Learning and Practice”

Co-hosted by NENA and Yunus Centre, Griffith University

It's back! After hosting highly successful courses in 2020 and 2021, NENA and the Yunus Centre are pleased to be offering our 8 week "Building a Wellbeing Economy" professional development course again in 2022.



  • 8 week online course from Tuesday 19 April to Tuesday 7 June 2022
  • Live classes will be held ONLINE every Tuesday, 4pm to 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


  • 19 April to 7 June 2022
  • 8 week course – live classes Tuesday nights, from 4pm to 6pm AEST
  • Cost per person
    • $495 (plus GST) – per person, for corporates, government and large not-for-profit organisations
    • $295 (plus GST) – per person, for small not-for-profits and grassroots community organisations
  • Online course via Griffith University’s Microsoft Teams platform
  • Digital Badge from Griffith University


What to expect
  • An introduction to wellbeing and new economies concepts, principles and practices
  • Practice based learning that you can apply to your own context
  • Collaboration and reflection with a cohort of passionate people committed to building a new economy


Topics covered:
  • 19 April 2022: Different schools of economic thought - neoclassical economics, steady state/ecological economics, Indigenous economics, doughnut economics
  • 26 April 2022: Social justice, decolonisation, equity and law
  • 3 May 2022: Ownership, property and the commons
  • 10 May 2022: Work – including universal basic income & workers cooperatives
  • 17 May 2022: Housing – affordability, availability, sustainability
  • 24 May 2022: Energy – fossil fuels, renewable, demand and efficiency
  • 31 May 2022: Food – systems change and sustainable agriculture
  • 7 June 2022: Creating systems change + conclusions and course wrap up


Guest speakers include:
  • Dr Michelle Maloney, New Economy Network Australia and Australian Earth Laws Alliance
  • Dr Ingrid Burkett, Yunus Centre, Griffith University
  • Associate Professor Louise Crabtree, University of Western Sydney
  • Morag Gamble, Permaculture Education Institute
  • April Crawford-Smith, Pingala Energy
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Mary Graham, Kombumerri First Nations person and University of Queensland
  • Ross Williams, Future Dreaming
  • Tim Hollo, Green Institute
  • Antony McMullen, Cooperatives expert
  • Dr Joanne McNeill, Yunus Centre, Griffith University
  • Professor Brendan Mackey, Griffith Climate Action Beacon
  • Dr Michelle Maloney, Australian Earth Laws Alliance
  • Professor Bronwen Morgan, UNSW
  • Dr Nick Rose, Sustain
  • Joel Orchard, Future Feeders
  • Professor Yin Paradies, Deakin University
  • Elena Pereyra, Co-Housing Australia
  • Dr Jose Ramos, Action Foresight
  • Loriana Luccioni, University of Queensland
  • Felicity Stening, Enova Energy
  • Haydn Washington, Adjunct Lecturer, PANGEA Research Centre, BEES, UNSW


Facilitated by:
  • Dr Michelle Maloney, New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA)
  • Rhiannon Hardwick, NENA
  • Rena Frohman, Yunus Centre, Griffith University


Course Details

This course will offer a 2 hour ‘live’ class each week, for 8 weeks on a Tuesday night, from 4pm-6pm AEST (starting Tues 19 April and finishing Tuesday 7 June 2022).

Each class will include a number of expert speakers, with discussions facilitated by the course hosts.

Participants will be provided with 30-60 minutes of reading, viewing and listening material, to help you prepare for each week's class. Watching and reading the set materials will be essential in order to maximise your learning in the live classes.

Practical case studies and examples will be discussed each week, to enable participants to connect theory with practice.