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Transition Chicago - Training for Transition (T4T)

6/25/2011 to 6/26/2011
When: 6/25/2011 - 6/26/2011
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: ICA-USA
4750 N. Sheridan
Chicago, IL  60640
Contact: Nina Winn

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This is a 2-day course designed to give a detailed introduction to the most important skills necessary to successfully set up, develop, and run a Transition project in your locality. It is recommended for individuals and groups that would like the tools to positively respond to the triple challenge of peak oil, climate, and economic instability in an effective and creative way. This course is especially useful for people who are already in a group working to achieve this, who are thinking of creating such a group, or wish to join such a group.

The course demonstrates how to catalyze, build and facilitate 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 350+ communities all around the world.

At the end of the course participants will:

  • have a clear understanding of the context for transition towns and communities, the current global situation and the transformational possibilities that arise from rebuilding community resilience to make the transition to sustainability
  • know what the TT model is – Including an in depth look at the key 12 steps from inspiration, setting up the initiating group, all the way to having active and effective working groups
  • have experienced a joint visioning process
  • understand how to organise effective meetings such as public talks, open space days and small theme working groups
  • understand the purpose and principles of an Energy Descent Plan
  • have the outline of an effective and inspiring talk on the Transition Initiative
  • have formed useful contacts with other Transition initiatives, and met some of those involved in the Transition Network
  • have a plan of action for themselves and their locality
  • Become a part of a rapidly growing positive, inspirational, global movement!

Who should attend:

People interested in learning about Transition Towns in greater depth and leaders already creating a Transition Initiative or a similar sustainable community intiative in their community.


  • Registration rate: $190.00 per person. Register in advance! Space limited.
  • Registration covers participant's lunch and refreshments for both Saturday and Sunday and trainer's compensation.
  • 2 for 1 Promo: Bring another community member from your area and pay half, 2 for $190! You must call or email Nina Winn for promo code.

Sliding Scale Options:

Transition Chicago is working to provide training at a sliding scale rate to expand community access. Contact Nina Winn at or 773-769-6363 x301


Housing accommodations: 

The ICA does not currently have available rooms at this time. However, we can provide alternative lodging options in the Chicago area. Call to inquire.


FREE Transition Webinar:

If you would like an introduction and to learn more about Transition Initiatives, trainers, Becky & Bill Wilson, will be offering a free Webinar JUNE 9, 2011 from 7-8pm.

To sign up for this Webinar, please email to receive call in details!