Training for Transition - Columbus, OH

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Building 191, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH
Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 2:00am - Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 10:15am

Contact Info (if different from Organizer)

Shirley Funt;;

Online and/or email?

To register for the program, go to Click on Create Account and enter a username and password (that you will remember). Complete the profile information. You will now be on the Center for Public Health Practice learning content management system (LCMS) home page. Click on Course Catalog (top tab), click on Training for Transition (left side bar), click on View beside the title, click on LMS Registration button at the bottom of the page. Click on Select Fee to select your fee category (please pay $100 or $110 if you have the means; otherwise choose $75. Again, if you can’t afford $75 or are a full-time student, please contact Mac Crawford at Remember to scroll to the bottom to make your lunch selections. Click Save. You will then be able to print an invoice or pay with credit card. You will then be registered for the program; however, your registration status will remain “pending” until payment is received.

Checks payable to ...

The OSU College of Public Health and mail c/o Shirley Funt, 5027 Smith Labs, 174 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43210

Phone number to call

Shirley Funt:  614-292-1637


Cost of Training

$100 (donations above this amount will help provide others with scholarships!)

Will there be a sliding scale?

Yes, $75 second level; $40 work-exchange tuition – contact organizer

Does cost include food?

Yes – two lunches, coffee & continental breakfasts (fruit, goodies, etc.)

Does cost include lodging?


Are scholarships available?

Yes – for students (about 5 scholarships available), and some possible

work exchange



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’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 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

Alastair Lough
(614) 293-6804

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