The course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community. It meets the training requirement for local initiating groups to become an internationally-recognized Transition Town.
At the Training for Transition course, you will:
• Experience and come to understand the Transition ethos
• Learn ways of encouraging the creation of a positive, shared vision for your community’s future
• Receive tools for community outreach, education and engagement
• Learn how to summarize the Triple Crisis of Peak Oil, Climate and Economic Instability in ways that move people to positive action
• Explore the obstacles that have prevented our communities from recognizing and positively responding to the challenge of energy transition
• Expand your knowledge of options and approaches to help overcome obstacles
• Receive support for becoming a Transition catalyst in your community
• Connect with others who are responding to the call for Transition
• Become a part of one a rapidly growing positive, inspirational, global movement!
Curriculum: The course describes how to set up, run, and maintain a successful Transition Initiative. It is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to engage your community, and delves into both the theory and practice of Transition that has worked so well in over 200 communities in the U.K.
Who should attend: People interested in learning about Transition Towns in greater depth and leaders already creating a Transition Initiative in their community
Instructors: Tina Clarke and Shaktari Belew, U.S. Transition Towns Trainers.
Saturday, Nov 21, 9:00 AM registration; workshop runs 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a 1-hour lunch break
Sunday, Nov 22, workshop runs 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, with a 1-hour lunch break
Cost: $215 per person. A $100 deposit will hold your place. (Some scholarships available). If you can give extra money for scholarships, your generosity will enable those with low incomes to attend. Lunch, refreshments and materials included. Lodging not included.
Via the Web: Register via the event link at the Nov. 21-22 training page at www.transitionus.org or http://tiny.cc/ttboston
Via the Mail: Send a note and your registration fee ($215) or deposit ($100—with the remaining $115 due on the first day of the workshop) to Joe Moore, 11 Garland Lane, Pelham NH 03076 with a check made out to Joe Moore and a memo: “T4T”. Or make the check payable to "Pioneer Valley Planning Commission", a nonprofit organization, that is also acting as a fiscal agent for these trainings (in western MA). www.pvpc.org/
If you have questions, please contact Joe Moore Email: email@example.com, Phone: 603 508 0801 OR Tina Clarke, firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-863-5253.
Preparation: For this introduction to Transition to be effective, participants are asked to do advance preparation work as listed below:
• The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, by Rob Hopkins
• Transition Primer (free download at: http://transitionnetwork.org/Primer/TransitionInitiativesPrimer.pdf)
• The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
• Crude Impact or A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
• 6 Degrees