IMPORTANT TRANSITION TOWN TRAINING BEING OFFERED IN ELLSWORTH, MAINE - PLEASE READ AND CONTACT Brenda Cartwright for questions and answers!
This is a transition town training to better educate people about how to ease through the challenges facing communities today such as peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis. It is a positive approach of focusing on solutions that lead to a more satisfying life.
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. This will be a participatory process, with participants invited to share their own experience and learn from the many different transition initiatives represented at the course.
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 prices 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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Transition initiative leaders, steering group members, working group members and those considering Transition in their communities.
Required Reading: Transition Primer, free here.
Recommended Reading: The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience by Rob Hopkins
Saturday, March 27, 8:30AM registration; workshop runs 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM with a 1-hour lunch break
Sunday, March, 28, workshop runs 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a 1-hour lunch break
Alastair Lough (Transition USA)
Michele Durand (Transition Canada)
(near Acadia National Park)
Send a note and your registration fee ($150) or deposit ($50—with the remaining $100 due on the first day of the workshop), plus scholarship donations (if you can) to: Brenda Cartwright, 330 Bayside Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 207-667-9062
Some overnight accommodations are available. Local hotel information available by contacting Brenda Cartwright below.
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