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Training for Transition: Seattle

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Training for Transition: Seattle

Time: May 2, 2009 at 9am to May 3, 2009 at 5:30pm
Location: Talaris Conference Center
Street: 4000 NE 41st St.
City/Town: Seattle, WA 98105
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Phone: 206-612-5340
Event Type: transition, training
Organized By: Cindi Landreth
Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2009

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Event Description

The Transition movement is a set of inspiring ideas for creating an attractive and enticing vision of how our communities could be. It starts with the recognition that the world is facing both climate change and oil depletion. These twin crises cannot be solved separately, and they cannot be solved with technological miracles, but only by lessening our dependence on fossil fuels. This doesn't mean a bleaker future. The heart of Transition is the belief that if we engage with enough imagination and ingenuity to unlock the collective genius of the community, we can choose a future that is even better than the present.

There are hundreds of communities throughout the world adopting the transition model. Learn how you can be part of the solution.

What You Will Learn

This training will follow the transition model in paying attention to both the outer work and the inner work necessary for a successful transition process. This will be a participatory process, with participants invited to share their own experience and learn from the many different transition initiatives represented at each course.

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This Training for Transition course will be taught by facilitators who have been trained by the founders of Transition Training and are now certified Transition Trainers:

William Aal has been a trainer and organizer for the past 20 years, helping communities with diverse populations transform to be more just and sustainable.

Cindi Landreth Cindi is a founding board member of Sustainable Connections; is a host for the Changing the Dream Open Space Salon; and is a facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance's Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium.

Rick Dubrow Rick serves on the Board of RE Sources. He co-founded Sustainable Connections, was chosen by Governor Locke to attend the Leadership Summit for a Sustainable Washington; and was selected by Bellingham's Mayor and Whatcom County's County Executive to the 18-member Energy Resource Scarcity/Peak Oil Task Force (ERSPO).

David Johnson recently moved to Portland, Oregon from the UK. He worked with Rob Hopkins, the founder of the Transition Initiative, where his background in ecopsychology helped inform Rob's thinking around the Heart & Soul aspects of Transition.

Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. registration; workshop runs 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., (1 hr lunch break).
Sunday, May 3, the workshop runs 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., (1 hr lunch break).

Talaris Conference Center, 4000 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105 Seattle.

Course fee is $225 if received before April 25; $250 on or after April 25. A $75 deposit is due upon registration. A $100 discount is offered for those who have attended the SCALLOPS Summit on April 2-3, 2009, to encourage participation in both events. Some partial scholarships may also be available. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Lodging not included.

Registration is limited to 40 people. Contact Leo Brodie at leobro{AT)comcast{DOT)net or 206-612-5340 to request registration form.

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

Suggested Reading
The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Self-Reliance (Rob Hopkins)
Transition Primer (free).
Suggested Viewing
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
End of Suburbia, Crude Impact or A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

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