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Feb 5-6: Training for Transition
Transition Pittsburgh (http://TransitionPGH.org/) and TransitionUS (http://TransitionUS.org/) are teaming up to offer a two-day intensive training for transition (T4T) course as developed by the Transition Network in the UK (http://TransitionNetwork.org/). The course is an in-depth experiential introduction to the ideas, process and practices that have inspired and influenced tens of thousands of people around the world and catalyzed a rapidly-growing, positive, inspirational global movement.
9 a.m. on Saturday to 5 p.m. on Sunday; location TBA. Cost: $160 until Jan 31, $175 after that date. Lunches, refreshments and study materials (but not lodging) included. If you can donate extra money for scholarships, your generosity will help those with low incomes to attend! Recommend a friend and both of you receive $15 off! A small amount of work-trade spots and scholarships are available. Registration: Send an RSVP Email with your info (name, neighborhood, affiliations) to Jeff Newman: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-449-3552.
A $100 deposit will hold your spot. We’ll send you all the information via email or phone.
Curriculum: This course is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to catalyze, support and 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.
• Explore ways of increasing community resilience • Learn to describe the challenges of Peak Oil, climate change, and economic instability in ways that bring people together and inspire action • Receive tools for community outreach, education and creating shared vision • Learn ways to work with obstacles that have prevented our communities from responding to the challenges • Learn how to facilitate community collaboration -- supporting existing activities and expanding 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!
Who should attend: People interested in learning ways to transition their community, people already creating a Transition Initiative, and communities wishing to become an internationally-recognized Transition Initiative.
Instructors: Tina Clarke, certified Transition Trainer will be making her third trip to Pittsburgh!