Transition Intensive Training Opportunity

November 7, 2014 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

November 15 & 16, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm The Hive, Concordia University Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal ( SC Building, 2nd Floor) Transition NDG presents TRANSTION INTENSIVE TRAINING with Pamela Boyce Simms.

In more than a thousand communities around the world, people are planting, organizing, cycling, playing, and collaborating their way towards sustainability. They’re part of the world-wide Transition movement, a citizen-driven response to climate change and energy scarcity that recognizes the need to act rapidly and cooperatively to reduce carbon emissions and restore resilience to local economies. This workshop provides an in-depth exploration of the Transition movement’s emergence, worldview and development, as well as how to become involved.

Who should participate in this workshop?

Anyone interested in learning more about pragmatic approaches to sustainable living and community building can benefit from taking part in this rare training. Individuals and groups already involved in Transition initiatives can use this opportunity to further develop the skills and tools that will take their work to the next level.

How is the workshop structured?

Led by certified transition trainer Pamela Boyce Simms, an experienced leader in the U.S. Transition movement, this 2-day interactive workshop will immerse participants in unique approaches to environmental work. Informal presentations about Transition, communications and governance will offer the background information and techniques that help groups optimize their work and begin the journey toward a mastery of group dynamics essential to the long-term momentum and success of Transition initiatives. Fun and dynamic exercises in small groups, or with the whole group will add to the sense of interconnectedness that can help see our meetings and communities through the climactic, social, and economic challenges ahead.

Through contemplative sessions, including guided visualization, movement and breathing exercises, the group will begin to transmute the fear lurking behind a range of reactions to the current environmental crisis. We’ll create a safe space in which participants can identify, better understand, creatively objectify, and effectively work with fears about environmental crisis that do not serve us.

The workshop will be in English with the opportunity to ask questions in French.

What can I expect? Participants should arrive ready to participate in a group that values respect and inclusiveness. The days are full, but the pacing is unhurried and the environment is casual and comfortable. The workshop includes two fresh and healthy locally-sourced lunches, as well as morning and afternoon snacks.

Transition Training is focused first and foremost on community-building, and creates the space for participants’ first hand experience of connection. Participants leave trainings with informed resolve and deepened commitment to safeguarding the planet and caring for each other.

Payment options:
$150 including lunch
$175 (the extra money will help support others to attend who don’t have the financial means)
a limited number of reduced cost registrations are available upon request

Registration can be done in person or on-line at Co-op La Maison Verte
5785 Sherbrooke Ouest

For more info – Kathryn Aitken: Jason Hughes:

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