Training for Transition – Dummerston, VT (for the Greater Brattleboro, VT area)

Dummerston Congregational Church
1535 Middle Road Intersection of Middle Road and East-West Road
Dummerston Center, VT
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 9:15am - Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 9:30am

Due to local fundraising efforts, this course is discounted from the usual $200 per attendee fee to $65. The course fee includes lunch on Saturday. To register for this training, send a check made out to Transition Brattleboro to 111 High Street Apt 1, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

If you want to use a credit card, contact Cara Benedetto at about paying through our fiscal sponsor.

Hours of the training are Friday Dec 9 from 5:15pm to 9:00pm with potluck supper, Saturday Dec 10 from 9:15am to 5:30pm, Sunday Dec 11 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm.

Call 802.254.8582 before December 8 for directions from I-91 or from Route 5 in Vermont; Dec 9, 10, 11 call 802.257.0544.

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

Transition Dummerston and Transition Brattleboro (
(802) 254-8582

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