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POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Training For Transition

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POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Training For Transition

Time: June 19, 2010 to June 20, 2010
Location: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Street: 1708 I St.
City/Town: Bellingham
Phone: 360.319.9092
Event Type: training, for, transition, workshop
Organized By: Cindi Landreth
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2010

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DUE TO NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF ATTENDEES TO MAKE THE EVENT FINANCIALLY VIABLE, WE ARE POSTPONING THIS EVENT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL THOSE THAT HAVE PRE-PAID AND REGISTERED WILL EITHER HAVE THEIR CHECKS RETURNED TO THEM OR THOSE CHECKS WILL BE SHREDDED (WITH YOUR APPROVAL).

PLEASE WATCH THIS SITE FOR THE NEW DATES - WE HOPE TO MAKE ANOTHER GO OF IT THIS SUMMER. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU THAT REGISTERED - ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY IS ON THE HORIZON!

A two day workshop designed to introduce you to a community engagement model for responding and adapting to the threats of climate change and fossil fuel dependence.

“…I become fascinated by how we apply these principles to whole towns, whole settlements, and in particular, to how we design this transition in such a way that people will embrace it as a common journey, as a collective adventure, as something positive…

How can we design descent pathways which make people feel alive, positive and included in this process of societal transformation?”

—Rob Hopkins

Saturday 8:30 am to 5pm
Sunday 9:00 an ti 5 pm

$149.00;

Max attending 25; MIn. attending 15
(2) partial scholarships available thru BUF
(10) $74.00 scholarships available thru TW
Please call Cindi Landreth if you would like to apply for a scholarship 360-319-9092

To Register: Lynne Pendleton
mlpendlet@gmail.com
360-738-2785

Sponsored by:
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Green Sanctuary Program
and
Transition Whatcom

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Comment by Cindi Landreth on June 11, 2010 at 8:33pm
We have a need to set a cut-off date for filling the workshop with atleast 15 people. We are in the process of talking with and registering about 9 or 10, I think (I am not the registration person - can you tell? Lynne, there are three folk I talked with last night that I will be sending to you).

If we don't have 15 folk by late Sunday night, we will postpone it. (Anyone want to do a workshop in August?!)

Please let us know as soon as you can if you are considering this workshop!

Thank you :-)
Comment by Cindi Landreth on June 11, 2010 at 8:27pm
Several people have asked me 'why would I want to take the training if I have read the book?' Here is my answer as well as a quote from David Johnson, from Transition Portland.

“Reading the book is great. It gives you the fundamental how tos. Taking the course brings it into your being. Your commitment to the movement gets right into the cells of your body and engages your emotions and that inner world we all experience but don’t share with each other so much. You hear tips and comments and feel the impact of how people experience the information when they hear it for the first time….very valuable when you are learning to talk with people about peak oil and climate change. You try out different levels of presenting the information to people – one on one, in a group or in front of a group. For me, the sense of responsibility was quite strong and I experienced in the training that I wasn’t alone holding that energy. That was both comforting and energizing.

Reading the book without taking the workshop is like the difference between learning a language in a classroom and learning a language in the country of that language’s origin. There is a much fuller comprehension that is difficult to articulate but clearly felt.

The other important thing to consider when trying to decide whether taking the course is worth your time and money would be this: those communities that are energized by the transition town movement the most are the ones that have trainers living in them. Why would that be? They have chosen to deepen their commitment by taking the training; the training has helped them bring the work into their being, into their hearts – and they speak from that place….making them more effective leaders.”

From David Johnson, Transition Portland and fellow trainer:

“The Training for Transition, T4T as it is affectionately known, takes you into the heart of Transition, exploring the underlying processes and philosophy that underpins the Transition model and starts to explore how we can take Transition into our many and varied communities. The Training is designed to be fun and collaborative, allowing participants to bring into the conversations whatever they are already doing and exploring in their own local. By the end of the two days, people will leave having explored what the next steps might be for them as they work to establish Transition in their communities.”
Comment by Cindi Landreth on June 6, 2010 at 8:39pm
We are going to need to step up the registration of this course if we want to keep from having to postpone it. 6 to 8 people have said they will be attending and we are in the process of registering them.

If you are at all interested in taking this workshop, please get in touch with me as soon as possible. Thanks!
Comment by Cindi Landreth on June 6, 2010 at 8:35pm
I thought I would tell you all about what I heard from other people that attended a T4T in Vancouver:

People left feeling they had strong tools in their hands, others to collaborate with, new friends to call on, support for their aching hearts, and deep conviction to work even harder than ever.
I asked at the end of the event what they would tell people about the course – and why they might want to take the course. The following is a collection of their responses:
• What we gained were strong feelings of ‘ownership’ of the Transition movement and strong motivation to balance ‘head, heart, and hands’ in our projects.
• It made it more clear what I wanted to be doing.
• It was an incredible way to draw examples forward and to deepen the work.
• I am still reeling from a couple of the Joanna Macy exercises we did! This course really brought things to a head for me. I didn’t think I could be more committed than I was…but I am.
• I feel more hopeful knowing there are others ‘out there’ and that I have tools to move forward with.
• The networking and focus was incredible!
• The emotional and intellectual networking was good hard work.
• The scope of the problems are enormous; for some there is apathy toward doing the work; I see now there are lots of possibilities and others are doing this work, too!
• Meeting others with hope and a plan was wonderful!
• Eye opening
How did they feel after the event? Satiated; inspired; more focused and driven; exhausted; happy to see people wanting more; mildly overwhelmed; calm; resolved and renewed; welcomed; ‘food for thought’ to chew on; going for it; heartened and energized; ready to move forward; grateful; feels good to connect; excited; latent; impressed by convictions; encouraged; thankful for fantastic possibilities; daunted by the challenges ahead – and there is no choice; freeing experience; happy; very transformative;….and one person referred to Archimedes’ quote about the lever – “If you give me a place to stand I could move the Earth”…well, I feel like I have a place to stand.”
Comment by Travis Linds on June 2, 2010 at 10:52pm
Cindi, can I please apply for one of the partial scholarships? thanks,

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