Transition Launch Training - Greenfield, MA

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 5:00pm

Cost:$160 by June11; $190 afterwards (Western MA residents may deduct $30)  A $90 deposit holds your place.  Lunch, refreshments and materials included.  If you can donate for scholarships, your generosity will help those with low incomes to attend! Bring a friend and both of you receive 10% off! Scholarships & work trade available. 

To register: Send a note and your registration fee or deposit ($90), plus scholarship donation (if you can) to: Catherine Ratte, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA, 01104-3419.  Make your check out to: Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center. [Catherine Ratte at: Phone: 413-781-6045413-781-6045, x311]

Location: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Greenfield, MA

About the Transition Launch Training:

The Transition movement is a global grassroots network of communities in 44 countries -- people taking positive, creative action to build local resilience, create a stronger community, improve economic well-being, reduce oil dependency, and increase local food production, local energy, local jobs, mutual support, and security.  In the face of multiple, complex challenges and change, Transition is a positive, thoughtful, engaging and effective set of “ingredients” and tools that help people work together to improve their quality of life. 

Every community is unique and creates its own transition.  The Transition Network is a way we share projects, ideas, experiences, strategies and solutions across the world.

Transition U.S. ( is offering the Launch Training course developed by the Transition Network ( and taught globally.  This participatory, 15-hourcourse is an in-depth experiential introduction to the ideas, process and practices that have inspired tens of thousands of people and catalyzed a global networkthat has changed thinking, priorities, language and ways of working together.  

Curriculum: Learn ways to initiate,  support and facilitate community transition to greater resilience.  The courseis full ofimaginative and inspiring ways to engage your community.  Experienced trainers delve into the principlesand practicesof Transition that are helping thousandsof communities globally.  Together we will:

• Explore the many ways toincrease community resilienceand increase local well-being

• Enhance our skills in describing the challengesof our time in ways thatinspireaction

• Understand a combined set oftools to support community outreach, education and collaboration

• Share ways of overcomingobstacles that prevent communities from responding to the challenges

• Learn ways of supporting community leaders and existing resilience, sustainability and local economy work

Come Join the Conversation if You Want To

•Meetothers who share your concerns, and also want to transition their community or neighborhood

•Learn how to encourage collaboration among people already building resilience in your community

• Seek to deepen your work, and find new ways to give your energy and skills

•Want to learn “best practices” for facilitating and supporting change, and reaching beyond those who understand the severity of crisis to catalyzing action by more people

• Be a part of a growing,positive, inspirational, global movement!

Instructors: Certified Transition Trainers Tina Clarke(Transition Amherst, MA) & Susal Stebbins (Transition Dummerston, VT) 

Lunch on Saturday by the Stone Soup Café: organic, healthy cuisine made by community members

For more information:Go to, or contact Susal Stebbins ( or Tina Clarke (

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