Transition US has developed the following set of guidelines to help individuals and communities host the 2-day Transition LAUNCH training (formerly Training for Transition or T4T) course in their locale. This course provides instruction on how to set up a local Transition Initiative and empower your community to directly tackle the issues of energy depletion, climate change and economic instability, by rebuilding community resilience and self-reliance.
Transition LAUNCH Trainers are committed to providing the course in an efficient, cost effective manner with a low carbon footprint, and an affordable tuition for participants.
Transition LAUNCH is provided by professional trainers who:
These guidelines are designed to assist you in your decision making and planning process. If you decide to host an event please note that all official Transition LAUNCH courses are now offered through Transition US. To host a training please contact Carolyne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our training fee which is for two trainers for two days is is $1,632, or $408 per trainer per day, plus travel and accommodation expenses. It is encouraged that the trainers be able to stay in the homes of local residents to save cost.
To support building the Training Network and the evolution and growth of Transition Trainings, Transition US asks that following the training 10% of the fees collected for the training be sent to Transition US at: PO Box 917, Sebastopol, CA 95473.
Extra money remaining after the cost of the training course is covered and 10% of the fees are sent to Transition US can be used either to reimburse organizers for their time or go to support Transition efforts in the local community, to be determined by the host group.
We suggest tuition of between $150-$225 for the two day course. Given trainers fees, travel and accommodation expenses for the trainers, venue hire, coffee tea and incidental expenses, this should give you a break even point at around 20 particpants, although it could be less or more. The actual budget is determined by you, however. We want organizers to be able to cover their costs and make some extra that can go toward the organizers time and/or their local Transition project. We also highly encourage hosts to offer low cost seats to those who cannot afford it, and so make it accessible to all. The administration of such scholarships is up to you.
Some cities and towns have been able to fund their training sufficiently so that many participants were able to pay very little. As the Transition LAUNCH course focuses on a very successful technique for rebuilding local community, and restoring local resilience, community foundations and businesses are often interested in supporting it.
To encourage early registration, we advise a two tiered structure of registration, with a cost increase occurring about 10-14 days before the start of the course. As an example, course tuition can be set at $200 eight –twelve weeks before the course, and jump to $235 two weeks before its start.
If you are organizing the course, it is usually the case that you have people locally who want to attend. However, many people come through the US (and UK) websites, both nationally and internationally. A recommended number of attendees is between 20 and 40 participants.
To contact Transition US about hosting a training email Carolyne at email@example.com.