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Training for Transition

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This two-day course is designed to give you a detailed introduction to the most important skills necessary to successfully set up, develop, and run a Transition project in your community. It is designed for people who are already in a group working to achieve this, or are thinking of creating such a group.

By the end of this course, you 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 setting up the initiating group, all the way to having active and effective working groups.

- Understand how to organize effective meetings such as public talks, open space days, and small-theme working groups.

- Have the outline of an effective and inspiring talk on the Transition movement.

- Form useful contacts with other Transition Initiatives and individuals interested in the Transition model.

- Have a plan of action for yourself and your community.

This training will follow the Transition model in paying attention to both the outer and 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.

REGISTRATION: $150 before November 15th, $175 after. Includes lunch, snacks, and refreshments both days. Need-based scholarships are available. To register, please click here:

LODGING: If you are coming from out-of-town and would like to stay with a local Transitioner, or if you live nearby and have an extra room you're willing to offer, please let us know. We have also secured a special group rate at a hotel that is only one mile from the venue.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Don Hall at or (941) 408-3374.


- Don Hall is the founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota. Previously, he served as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, the first official Transition Initiative in North America and a statewide hub. Don holds a Master's in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and is a certified Permaculture Designer.

- Rebecca Blanco is the founder and chair of The Bridge, a nonprofit organization designed to promote individual, social, and ecological well-being. Rebecca has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and is dedicated to the work of eco-psychology and the “inner Transition.” She is also an active member of the Transition Tampa Steering Group.

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