I wanted to put in a plug for the Transition Training that Katrien has organized in Wayland for this coming weekend. It's a great way to get connected to others in the movement, get started on an initiative or get ideas for an initiative already underway! Please help spread the word.
TRAINING for TRANSITION
May 21-22, 2011 Wayland, Massachusetts
The Transition movement in the U.K. ignited a global conversation and sharing about positive, creative actions to build community resilience in the face of economic instability, energy cost increases, worsening social inequity, and environmental crisis. Transition U.S. (www.TransitionUS.org) is offering the Training for Transition course developed by the Transition Network (www.TransitionNetwork.org) and taught in over 30 countries. The course is an in-depth experiential introduction to the ideas, process and practices that have inspired tens of thousands of people in hundreds of communities, and catalyzed a rapidly-growing global network. This participatory two-day workshop is for anyone wishing to explore the many dimensions of "transitioning" and "resilience", and to support local action and collaboration in their community.
At the Training for Transition course, you will:
• Explore ways of increasing community resilience
• Learn to describe the challenges of Peak Oil, climate change, and economic instability in ways that bring people together and inspire action
• Receive tools for community outreach, education and creating shared vision
• Learn ways to work with obstacles that have prevented our communities from responding to the challenges
• Learn how to facilitate community collaboration -- supporting existing leadership and expanding the number and diversity of people involved
• Meet others in your region who share your concerns and want to transition to greater stability and security
• Become a part of a rapidly growing positive, inspirational, global movement!
Curriculum: The course describes how to catalyze, support and facilitate community transition and resilience. 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 hundreds of communities in the U.K. and around the world.
Who should attend: People interested in learning ways to transition their community, and people already creating a Transition Initiative who want to network and deepen their work.
Instructors: Tina Clarke and Alastair Lough, certified Transition Trainers.
Cost: $180. A $100 deposit holds your place. Lunch, refreshments and materials included. If you can donate extra money for scholarships, your generosity will help those with low incomes to attend!
Registration: Contact Kaat (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-739-5870) or Catherine Ratte (email@example.com, 413-781-6045 x311) about space. Then send a note and your registration fee ($180) or deposit ($100), plus scholarship donations (if you can) to: Catherine Ratte, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA, 01104-3419. Make your check out to: Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center. Contact Kaat or Catherine about scholarships.
More info is also available on www.transitionwayland.org.