Training For Transition - Holyoke, MA

Location:
Mi Plaza
325 Main St.
Holyoke, MA
Date: 
Friday, October 8, 2010 - 5:00pm - Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 5:00pm
Cost: 
$200.00
Registration: 

Make Checks Payable To: Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center

Mail Checks To: PVPC, 60 Congress Street First Floor, Springfield, MA 01104-3419

A $100 deposit holds your place. Lunch, refreshments and materials included.  (Lodging not included.)  Some partial scholarships may be available for work exchange or people with low incomes.  If you can give extra money for scholarships, your generosity will help those with low incomes to attend.  Bring a friend and both of you receive 10% off!

Join leaders of the transition movement in Vancouver for a 2-day workshop and dialogue introducing the principles, steps and lessons of the successful Transition Town model of local response to global challenges.

  • • What are the lessons for activists and concerned citizens?
  • • How can we increase resilience in every neighbourhood?
  • • What are the ways we might collaborate to get the impacts that are needed?

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!

Curriculum:
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: 
Civic and community leaders
Anyone interested in strengthening a community-wide response to fossil fuel dependence and climate change

Preparation:
Participants are encouraged to do advance preparation as listed below:  

- Reading

- Viewing

 

Organizer: 
Organizer: 
Michelle L’Esperance & Catherine Ratte
Phone: 
(413) 781-6045 x311
email: 
cratte@pvpc.org

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