Training For Transition - Rochester, NY

St John Fisher College
3690 East Ave Joseph Wilson Bldg, Rotunda Room
Rochester, NY
Friday, April 23, 2010 - 5:00pm - Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 5:00pm

Call 585-241-9674 or email now to reserve your space.

Saturday, April 24, 9:00 AM registration; workshop 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM thru Sunday, April 25, 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, with a 1 hour lunch break.

$170.00. We consciously work to keep costs low, and the course affordable. Some partial scholarships are available.  If you would like a scholarship, we ask that you request support of at least 5 people to contribute $10 each to help defray expense.

Lunch both days is included.

This is a transition town training to better educate people about how to ease through the challenges facing communities today such as peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis.  It is a positive approach of focusing on solutions that lead to a more satisfying life.

This training will follow the transition model in paying attention to both the outer work and the inner work necessary for a successful transition process.  This will be a participatory process, with participants invited to share their own experience and learn from the many different transition initiatives represented at the course.

At the end of the course, participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the context for Transition Initiatives, the current global situation and the transformational possibilities that arise from climate change, peak oil prices and the economic crisis.
  • Know what the Transition model is–including an in-depth look at the 12 steps, from inspiration, setting up the initiating group, all the way to having active and effective working groups.
  • Have experienced a joint visioning process.
  • Understand how to organize effective meetings such as public talks, open space days, and small theme working groups.
  • Understand the purpose and principles of an Energy Descent Action Plan.
  • Have the outline of an effective and inspiring talk on the Transition movement.
  • Have formed useful contacts with other Transition initiatives and individuals interested in the Transition model.
  • Have a plan of action for themselves and their locality.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Transition initiative leaders, steering group members, working group members and those considering Transition in their communities.

Required Reading: Transition Primer, free here.
Recommended Reading: The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience by Rob Hopkins

Alastair Lough
Kit Miller
(585) 241-9674

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