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Training for Transition

How to Launch a Transition Town/Transition Initiative in Your Community

Saturday & Sunday, November 21 - 22, 2009, Starting at 9:00 a.m. The Transition Network and Transition US ( are offering the two-day Training for Transition course as developed by Naresh Giangrande and Sophy Banks of the Transition Network in Totnes, England ( The course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community. It meets the training requirement for local initiating groups to become an internationally-recognized Transition Town.

At the Training for Transition course, you will:

  • Experience and come to understand the Transition
  • Learn ways of encouraging the creation of a positive, shared vision for your community’s future
  • Receive tools for community outreach, education and engagement
  • Learn how to summarize the Triple Crisis of Peak Oil, Climate and Economic Instability in ways that move people to positive action
  • Explore the obstacles that have prevented our communities from recognizing and positively responding to the challenge of energy transition
  • Expand your knowledge of options and approaches to common obstacles
  • Receive support for becoming a Transition catalyst in your community
  • Connect with others who want to help create Transition
  • Become a part of one a rapidly growing positive, inspirational, global movement!


The course describes how to set up, run, and maintain a successful Transition Initiative. It is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to engage your community, and delves into both the theory and practice of Transition that has worked so well in over 200 communities in the U.K.

Who should attend

People interested in learning about Transition Towns in greater depth and leaders already creating a Transition Initiative in their community


Tina Clarke and Shaktari Belew, Transition Towns Trainers


Saturday, Nov 21, 9:00 AM registration; workshop runs 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a 1-hour lunch break
Sunday, Nov 22, workshop runs 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, with a 1-hour lunch break


$215 per person. A $100 deposit will hold your place.
(Some partial scholarships may be available for work exchange.) If you can give extra for scholarships, your generosity will help those with low incomes to attend. Lunch, refreshments and materials included. Lodging not included.


Via the Web: Register via the event link at the Nov. 21-22 training page at Transition US

Via the Mail: Send a note and your registration fee ($215) or deposit ($100—with the remaining $115 due on the first day of the workshop) to:
Joe Moore
11 Garland Lane,
Pelham, NH 03076
with a check made out to Joe Moore and a memo: “T4T”.

If you have questions, please contact Joe Moore Email:, Phone: 603 508 0801 OR Tina Clarke,, 413-863-5253.


For this introduction to Transition to be effective, participants are asked to do advance preparation work as listed below:


Suggested Viewing

  • The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
  • Crude Impact or A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
  • 6 Degrees
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