Training For Transition -- Washington, DC

The Center for Educational Design and Communication
821 Varnum Street NE
Washington, DC
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 5:00pm - Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 5:00pm

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Note regarding schedule:

Saturday, August 28, 8:30AM Registration The event will run 9 am-5:30 pm with a one hour lunch break.

Sunday, August 29 The event will run 9 am-5:30 pm with a one hour lunch break.

Transition United States ( is offering this 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

  • In Transition (watch free at:
  • Farm for the Future, a BBC documentary
  • The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil 
  • A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
  • 6 Degrees


Larry Chang
(202) 545-0869

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