Training For Transition - Chicago, IL

4750 N. Sheridan
Chicago, IL
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 1:30am - Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 10:30am
  • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: is $165.00. Post-June 3, 2011 registration will be $190.00. Register in advance!
  • Registration includes both Saturday and Sunday lunch and refreshments.
  • Space is Limited.

Sliding Scale Options:

Transition Chicago is working to provide training at a sliding scale rate to expand community access. Continue to check the website for sliding scale fee updates in the next couple of weeks or e-mail inquiry to


Housing accommodations: 

The ICA does not currently have available rooms at this time. However, we can provide alternative lodging options in the Chicago area. Call to inquire.


FREE Transition Webinar:

If you would like an introduction and to learn more about Transition Initiatives, trainer, Becky Wilson, will be offering a free Webinar May 12, 2011 from 7-8pm.

To sign up for this Webinar, please email Nina Winn

This two-day course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community.  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, 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‚Äôs 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 in the U.K. and around the world.

Who should attend: 
People interested in learning about Transition Towns 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


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