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Transition Emerging: 2 Day Regional Gathering and Workshop

October 25, 2014 @ 8:00 am - October 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

What’s This Workshop About?

Part of a 3-year study on the emergence of Transition Initiatives in Canada, this workshop is for Transition members whose initiatives have been in operation for 1 year or more. It will be co-facilitated by certified Transition trainers and University-based researchers active in the movement. We are combining the best elements of a research workshop and Transition THRIVE in a single weekend.

For the research, we will engage the Structured Story-Dialogue method (developed by Canadians Ron Labonte & Joan Feather). Some participants will be asked to come with prepared stories on a challenge in relation to their Transition work. In small groups, participants will listen to the story and discuss the What, Why, So What, and Now What of it. This method is based in popular education, where participants start from their own experiences, and create theory and tools from there.

This weekend will also be an opportunity for Transition groups to explore new tools and approaches to strengthen your leadership and your initiative. The final half day will be designed by you: in the registration form, you will tell us what topics you want to spend time on, and we will design training or conversations around those. This is the first opportunity that Central/Eastern Canada TIs have had to come together – we want to make sure it meets your needs.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Enhance our responses to key Transition challenges
  • Learn new tools and approaches
  • Strengthen our relationships and cooperation

Register online at

We need your help!

While the workshop is free to attend, we are hoping to provide billeting for visitors coming from across the province. If you are able, please consider sharing your home for the chance to meet some key members of other Transition Initiatives when they visit Guelph. If you are interested, please email and we can provide you with more information.

For more information on the Regional Workshop, you can visit or get in touch with Blake Poland (Principal Investigator) at

Again, you can register online now at


October 25, 2014 @ 8:00 am
October 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Transition Guelph


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