Time: February 21, 2009 to February 22, 2009
Type Group: Boulder Meadows Community Room
Street: 4500 19th Street (19th & Violet)
City/Town: Boulder, CO
Event Type: training, transition
Organized By: Transition Boulder County
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2009
In order to provide an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community, and to meet the training requirement for local initiating groups, Transition Boulder County is now offering a two-day Training for Transition workshop in Boulder, Colorado, based on the Training for Transition course developed by Naresh Giangrande and Sophy Banks in Totnes, England.
What you can expect at the Training for Transition workshop:
Curriculum: The course includes the "fundamentals" for those wishing to know how to set up, run, and maintain a successful Transition Initiative. It is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to delve into both the theory and practice of Transition, providing training in the basics of Transition for new communities coming on board, as well as other skills necessary to successfully set up and run a Transition Initiative.
Who should attend: Transition Initiative leaders, steering group members, working group members, and those considering Transition in their communities.
Instructors: The Training for Transition workshop will be taught by Michael Brownlee and Lynette Marie Hanthorn, co-founders of Transition Boulder County (the first official Transition Initiative in North America). They each bring more than three years of on-the-ground relocalization experience to the Transition Training, as well as long-time practice in organizational development, group process technologies, and psychospiritual processes.
Schedule: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. registration; workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with breaks for lunch and dinner; optional Transition Clinic at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with lunch break.
Prerequisites: For this introduction to Transition to be effective, participants are asked to do advance preparation work, including having completed essential reading and DVD viewing:
The Transition Handbook: From oil dependency to local self-reliance (Rob Hopkins)
The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century (Kunstler) or Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines (Heinberg)
"Crude Impact" or "A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash"
"The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"
"Sustainability 101" (Dr. Albert Bartlett)
Advance registration $220 (if received by Feb. 16), $250 thereafter. Meals and lodging not included. Some partial scholarships may be available. Space is limited, so please register early! Call 303-494-1521 to reserve your space, or send payment to Transition Boulder County, 2415 19th Street, Boulder CO 80304.