Training for Transition - New Haven, CT

Common Ground High School
358 Springside Ave
New Haven, CT
Friday, March 25, 2011 - 5:00pm - Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 5:00pm

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You can also pay by check. Checks should be made out to the Northwest Conservation District or NCD and mailed to The Northwest Conservation District, 1185 New Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address with your check.

$180 per person. A $100 deposit holds your place. Lunch, refreshments and materials included.  (Lodging not included.)  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!

Please contact Sharon Vocke – or Terry Halwes –

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

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