Transition LAUNCH!

Formerly known as "Training For Transition" or T4T, the LAUNCH! course is designed to give a detailed introduction to the most important skills necessary to successfully set up, develop, and run a Transition project in your locality. It is designed for people who are already in a group working to achieve this, or are thinking of creating such a group.

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 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.

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. The course is participatory, action-learning-based and fun, with participants invited to share their own experience and learn from the many different transition projects represented in the group.

The first Training for Transition was held in October 2007 in Totnes, and there have now been hundreds of further trainings over 20 countries. There are now Transition Trainers in Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, China, and Japan who are now offering Training for Transition in those countries. In addition we have run trainings in Hungary, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, and Colombia.

This video gives you a flavour of two day course:


Between $150 - $225 per person. Scholarships are sometimes available. Contact the organizers for more details.


The US Transition Trainers are all trained by Naresh Giangrande and Sophy Banks, both long-term contributors to Transition Town Totnes and founders of Transition Training. Biographies of the US Transition Trainers can be found here

Organizing a Training for Transition

If you would like to organize the 2-day Transition LAUNCH! for groups near you please contact us. You will need to refer to the list of guidelines and responsibilities.

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