Training for Transition – Mansfield, CT

Council Chambers Mansfield Town Hall Audrey Beck Building
4 South Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06268
Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 1:30am - Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 9:30am

Limited discount scholarships are available. For more information contact Virginia Walton at 860-429-3333 or Coleen Spurlock at 860-465-6832. You can download the registration form here:

To register, payment must be received by December 16, 2011. Mail Check & Registration to:
Town of Mansfield
4 South Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06268
Attn: Virginia Walton

Make check or money order payable to: Town of Mansfield.  Credit and debit cards not accepted.

Training hours: Jan 7, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM and Jan 8, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Saturday potluck lunch, Sunday bring your own bag lunch.

This two-day course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community or for existing Transition initiatives who are interested in deepening their understanding of Transition. It is recommended for local communities wishing to become an internationally-recognized Transition Initiative.

At the Training for Transition course, you will:

  • Explore how the Transition process increases community resilience.
  • Receive tools for community outreach, education and engagement.
  • Learn how to summarize the triple challenge of Peak Oil, climate change, and economic instability in ways that move people to positive action.
  • Understand and know how to work with obstacles that have prevented our communities from recognizing and positively responding to the challenge of energy transition.
  • Experience ways that local social and economic community can be created and strengthened.
  • Learn ways of creating a positive, shared vision for your community’s future.
  • Receive support for becoming a Transition catalyst in your community.
  • Connect with others who are helping your region transition to greater stability and security.
  • Become a part of a rapidly growing positive, inspirational, global movement!

The course describes how to catalyze, build and facilitate 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 hundreds of communities around the world.

Who should attend: 
People interested in learning about the Transition movement in greater depth and leaders already creating a Transition initiative in their community.

Participants are encouraged to do advance preparation as listed below:  

- Reading

  • The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, by Rob Hopkins
  • "Transition Primer" (free)

- Viewing

Alastair Lough
Mansfield Energy Education Team

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