Transition Launch Online Training

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:00pm - Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3:30pm

We are currently offering two main sign-up options through this page: a $120 Standard Ticket to cover the basic costs of producing this course and a $180 Sponsor Ticket to help subsidize scholarships. If you would like to request a need-based scholarship or group discount, we are happy to help! Simply contact Don Hall at

Registration Options:

Transition Launch is designed to provide you with everything you need to set up and run a Transition or other community resilience-building initiative right where you live.

Over the course of eight weekly sessions, you will build mutually-supportive relationships with participants from different contexts and cultures, develop new abilities and knowledge, create your own personal action plan, and receive guidance for overcoming the specific challenges you are facing. Topics covered during this training include:

- How to make sense of our fast-changing and increasingly-complex world,

- How to harness the power of positive vision to inspire others,

- How to form and nurture high performance in groups, and

- How to maintain personal and group resilience while doing the work you love.

This online version of our most popular training is a unique opportunity to engage in a dynamic, international learning cohort from the comfort of your own home, at a lower cost and with a smaller carbon footprint than traditional face-to-face offerings.

Double-down on your commitment to help bring about a truly regenerative future by joining our online community today!

Who Is Launch For?

This course is open to English-speakers from all over the world and will be highly-beneficial and transformative for anyone currently engaged in - or wanting to start - building resilience in their local community and beyond. This kind of activism can take many forms, including: Transition Towns, Permaculture, Local Food, Renewable Energy, New Economy, Social Justice, Participatory Democracy, Emergency Preparedness, and more!

How Does It Work?

This training will consist of a series of eight pre-recorded video presentations and eight 1.5-hour live meetings featuring interactive exercises and group discussions on that week's topics. We will also provide you with access to a private forum that you can use to share resources and continue conversations in between sessions. Please don't worry if you are unfamiliar with any of these technologies! We will make sure that everyone who registers receives clear instructions about how best to use them.

While this online format has many advantages, including more time to digest information from week to week, if you prefer to host a face-to-face training in your local community, please click here to learn more about how to do that.

Sessions at a Glance

1. Introduction to Transition (September 20): an overview of key practices for setting up and running a successful initiative.

2. The Global Context (September 27): why we need to Transition and how to communicate the challenges we are facing in ways that engage people rather than turn them off.

3. The Power of Vision (October 4): articulating a positive vision for the future that's both realistic and compelling.

4. Cultivating Effective Groups (October 11): establishing healthy relationships, tasks, structures, and processes.

5. Engaging Your Community (October 18): building a large base of supporters and reaching beyond the choir.

6. Creating and Strengthening Partnerships and Networks (October 25): increasing your impact through collaboration.

7. Exploring the Inner Transition (November 1): supporting personal and group resilience and leadership development.

8. Bringing It All Back Home (November 8): action planning and becoming part of a worldwide learning network.

Facilitation Team

Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota from 2010 to 2016. Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master's degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University.

Michelle Colussi has worked in community and economic development for over 20 years with a focus on community resilience and organizational capacity-building and planning. She was a co-founder of Transition Victoria (BC) and their flagship programs: Building Resilient Neighbourhoods and Resilient Streets. She has delivered Launch Training since 2009 and chaired the University of Toronto's Transition Emerging Research Advisory Group.

Rebecca Blanco has completed a Master’s and a Doctorate, and served as a psychotherapist for 35 years. Through her interest in eco-psychology, she explores relationships between nature, society, and self. She’s participated in numerous programs including the Work That Reconnects and a mentorship with Dr. Andy Fisher. Rebecca is also the founder of the non-profit, The Bridge, and facilitator at Forest Center

Tina Clarke has been a professional community organizer, trainer, facilitator, and speaker since 1985, as well as a Transition Trainer since 2008. Working with Transition Network, Tina has served over 240 communities worldwide, delivered 65 Transition Training courses, and provided hundreds of presentations. She is currently consulting for Ecolise, a coalition of 38 organizations in Europe that includes the Transition Network.

Sally Ludwig is a co-founding member of Transition Guelph, with particular interests in the inner dimensions of personal and community resilience, ecological justice, effective collaboration, and social applications of Permaculture. She is a trainer for Transition and facilitator of the Work that Reconnects who works as a relational therapist, educator, and consultant. Secretly, she is a guerrilla planter of fruit trees and raspberry bushes.

Don Hall
(941) 408-3374

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