Training for Transition: Building Local Resilience
A 2-day course is an immersion into the Transition process, offering the practical tools and knowledge you will need to set up, run, maintain, and support a successful Transition initiative.
About the Transition Initiative
The Transition Initiative is a community-led process that helps a town/village/city/neighbourhood become stronger and more resilient.
Transition initiatives are now in over a thousand highly diverse communities across the world. These communities have started projects in the areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc. as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Together, these small-scale responses make up something much bigger, and help show the way forward for governments, business and the rest of us.
The training focuses on how to start and communicate Transition, the principles of resilience, how to set up an initiating group and the importance of the inner aspect of Transition work. You will have first hand experience of World Cafe, Open Space and other tools for running groups, presenting and ways to engage people.
Really, it's the opposite of us sitting in our armchairs complaining about what's wrong, and instead, it's about getting up and doing something constructive about it alongside our neighbours and fellow townsfolk. And people tell us that as a result of being involved in their local "transition initiative", they're happier, their community feels more robust and they have made a lot of new friends.
Presented in collaboration with:
Transition London Ontario - Building community resilience in a changing world, and The Living Centre - Education for the Future - Eco-Spiritual Education Centre - Bringing a sustainable and regenerative future to life - Now!
Training for Transition Details
At the end of the course, participants will:
- • Understand the reasons for Transition: peak oil, climate change, economic instability and social inequity.
- • Understand the principles of Transition, Permaculture and Resilience.
- • Understand of the Transition model and process, tools and ethos.
- • Experience a vision of a positive fulfilling future, and be able to explain why this is so important.
- • Gain knowledge of the steps of transition and how to engage the community into the transition process.
- • Understand the stages of personal and societal change and people's perspectives and needs along the way.
- • Experience new social technologies and how these can help unleash the collective genius in your community.
- • Be able to take this knowledge back into your communities
- • And much more...!
The Transition Training gives you a sense of being part of a wider international cooperative, co-created movement, and a chance to ask questions, get feedback and be inspired by others' stories.
Trainers: Sally Ludwig from Transition Guelph and Roxana Roshon from Transition Guelph and the London Training Centre
Hello from Sally Ludwig! As a founding member of Transition Guelph (www.transitionguelph.org), I volunteer my time to build resilience in our Guelph community, with particular interest in communication, effective collaboration, and the "inner dimensions" of transition.
I am Lead Transition Trainer for southwestern Ontario, also a student of the internationally respected teacher Joanna Macy and member of the Work that Reconnects Facilitators' Network. My academic background is in language and humanities, Visual Arts/Adult Learning, and Couple & Family Therapy. I work in Guelph as a relational therapist, group facilitator and trainer
I am a longtime lover of life on Earth and a supporter of artistic activism. I believe that people working together, each contributing their unique gifts and skills, can unleash the intention, energies, and talents to create a livable future.
Currently, Dr. Roxana Roshon holds the position of Agricultural Researcher with the Centre for Sustainable Foods, a Project of the London Training Centre. In addition, she is an adjunct professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. Dr. Roshon has over twenty-five years of professional experience in botany, ecology, and ecotoxicology, with a focus on examining anthropomorphic impacts on our environment (e.g., environmentally preferred products, pesticides, metals, commercial chemicals, radionuclides). Her academic career includes an M.Sc. in Ecology and a Ph.D. in Environmental Biology and Toxicology.
For over two years, she has been an active member of Transition Guelph, where she has arranged for several guest speakers and is involved in several working groups (e.g., Urban Food, Intentional Communities, and Transportation). Since 2005, she has enjoyed the fresh produce from the Ignatius CSA and is a volunteer member of their Core Group and Business Advisory Committee. In addition, she has been an avid cyclist since her twenties, often bike-commuting 50 km per day. When she was a child, her mother taught her how to collect and prepare edible wild plants, garden, and preserve a multitude of food items. Roxana continues to use these skills and this knowledge to this day.
In Transition 2.0 Film Screening
"In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You'll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It's an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places".
Date: Saturday April 21st.
Time:7 - 9pm.
Location: The Living Centre
Amazing Facts about the Transition Culture
Recommended reading prior to the training:
- The Transition Companion or The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins
- The Transition Primer by Ben Brangwyn available free at www.transitionnetwork.org
To learn more about the Transition Movement go to:
Please bring a memory stick to copy materials for future use.
You will leave inspired, motivated and empowered to bring Transition to your community!
Dates for Training for Transition
Two-Day Training Dates
April 21 & 22, 2012
Training 9:00 – 4:30pm both days
Register for Training for Transition
Registration Fee: $ 200+HST
(includes: workshop, educational material, light organic vegan live-food lunches and refreshments)
Payment can be made through 'PayPal' below, or by certified Check. Please make check payable to: 'The Living Centre' and send to: 5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada N6P 1P3
Space is limited to 30 participants, on a first come first served basis.