Training for Transition

Training for Transition


October 13-14, 2012
First Church of Christ Longmeadow ~ 763 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts

The Transition movement is hundreds of communities in 34 countries – a global grassroots network of people taking positive, creative action to build local resilience. Neighbors come together to 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, the Transition is a positive, thoughtful, engaging and effective response that helps people work together to improve their quality of life. Every community is unique and creates its own transition. The Transition Network enables us to share our experiences, strategies and solutions.

Transition U.S. is offering the Training for Transition course developed by the Transition Network and taught around the world. This participatory, 15-hour course is an in-depth experiential introduction to the ideas, process and practices that have inspired tens of thousands of people and catalyzed a rapidly-growing global network. In the course you will:

  • Explore ways to increase community resilience
  • Learn to describe challenges of energy supplies and costs, economic instability, equity and fairness, and environmental problems in ways that bring people together and inspire action
  • Receive tools for community outreach, education and collaboration
  • Learn ways to overcome obstacles that prevent communities from responding to the challenges
  • Learn how to support existing leadership and expand the number and diversity of people involved
  • Meet others in your region who share your concerns and want to transition to greater stability and security
  • Become a part of a rapidly growing positive, inspirational, global movement!

Curriculum:  The course describes how to initiate, support and facilitate community transition and greater resilience. It is full of imaginative and inspiring ways to engage your community, and delves into both the theory and practice of Transition that is helping thousands of communities in the U.K. and around the world.

Who should attend:  People wanting to help transition their community to greater resilience and mutual support. People already creating a Transition Initiative who want to deepen their work and make new friends!

Instructors: Tina Clarke, certified Transition Trainer

Cost: $125 before October 1st; $150 afterwards. A $100 deposit holds your place. Saturday lunch, refreshments and materials included.  If you can donate extra money for scholarships, your generosity will help those with low incomes to attend! Bring a friend and both of you receive 10% off!

Registration/Questions: Maura Stevens. E-mail or leave a message at 413-567-6287. Send registration fee made out to TRANSITION US to training organizer Maura Stevens, 733 Longmeadow St. Longmeadow MA 01106. 

Endorsed by the Commission for Mission & Justice.


Peter Wells

Peter Wells is the Associate Conference Minister serving churches and clergy in the Central and Hampshire Assocations and the Coordinator of Mission and Justice programs.

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