Training for Transition - Sonoma, CA

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, CA
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 9:00am - Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 9:30am

Workshop fees (includes Fri/Sat/Sun training, lunch and snacks):
$150 early bird rate (before 12/24/10)
$175 regular rate (after 12/25/10)
$200 sponsor rate (to provide scholarships)

It's important to us that everyone who wants to attend, can attend. So please contact us if you want to attend but can't muster up the full fee. If we get some extra sponsors, we'll find a space fo you! Perhaps you are a super-duper web designer? Let's talk!

Go to our EventBrite site to register.

We are happy to take checks and cash as well.

Contact Melinda Kelley with questions (

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

- Viewing



Friday, January 28, 2011:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2011: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday January 30, 2011:  9:30 am - 5:30 pm


(707) 938-7378

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