Transition Network is developing a new Strategy. In fact, it will be a Strategic Framework, with a number of different aspects, rather than a fixed strategy.
Parts of the strategic framework will include:
- An organisational purpose – to help us check, prioritise and decide what actions to take, projects to develop.
- A practice of change – our practical understanding of how what Transition Network does can create change.
- A new governance structure to help us be more flexible, agile and responsive – focused on shared governance. We aim to work more collaboratively on priority projects, then review, evaluate and assess the next area of work.
- Principles about how we work as an organisation, and
- More explicit feedback loops to inform our decisions.
Find out more about developing our organisational purpose – and how to get involved:
Organisational Strategy 2014 – 2017
Transition Network consulted on and developed a three year organisational strategy, for 2014 – 2017. This strategy informs the focus of our work. We want to have a balance between acting strategically on agreed priorities, and being responsive to needs that emerge from the Transition movement and the changing global context.
The strategy focuses our work on six Strategic Outcomes that represent the key changes that Transition Network is working to deliver. We use these outcomes to help us prioritise our activities, allocate resources, make plans and decisions and identify potential partnerships with other organisations and networks. We know there is a lot more that needs to change in the world, but this tells you where the Transition Network charity plans to focus energy and attention:
- Telling the Transition story
People within and beyond the Transition movement hear a clear, consistent and compelling story of Transition that inspires them to act, connect and experiment.
- Supporting Transition initiatives
People involved in Transition are better able to access and share information, tools, skills, resources, support and training when needed.
- Supporting livelihoods
More people are able to create livelihoods which deliver wellbeing, community resilience and social justice while respecting resource limits.
- Demonstrating impact
More Transition initiatives demonstrate that they can achieve significant positive impacts within their communities (transforming economies, increasing wellbeing, community ownership and community resilience, reducing carbon emissions, addressing social justice issues, fostering social innovation, improving local democratic processes and establishing more healthy human cultures).
- Evolving internationally
The Transition movement spreads, strengthens and evolves internationally, supported by a thriving National Hub network with an increased governance role within Transition Network.
- Healthy organisational culture
Transition Network develops a healthy and creative internal organisational culture, supported by transparent and effective structures, processes and working practices – learning about, and modelling, the change we want to see in the world.
Read our full strategy document here – TN Strategy 2014 – 2017
Our Annual Report and Accounts reports our work each year against the six key strategic outcomes from our organisational strategy. Each Annual Report covers a period from 1st April – 31st March.
Key figures from this report:
- A great re-development of www.transitionnetwork.org website
- 17,000 downloads of the Guide to Screening the Demain/Tomorrow film
- – 127 community screenings in UK and Ireland in the first half of 2017; many events and screenings in other countries especially Belgium and France
- The new Essential Guide to Doing Transition, in 5 languages
- Wonderful events, publications and connections in the conclusion of the UK REconomy Project
- The start of a new joint project with Transition Hubs, Municipalities in Transition, to step up Transition by working innovatively with local government
- New Inner Transition courses on Cultural Emergence
- Transition growing in East Asia and Latin America, with the first Latin American gathering and Train the Trainer course
- Mapping of Transition groups in the UK, and growing regional connections
- The preparations for the Hubs Gathering in Santorso, Italy, that has set up a more distributed international structure
We seek ways to consult with Transition initiatives, Transition Hubs and/or the wider Transition movement, to help learn from across the movement and to help us act on feedback. Recent consultations include the blog in Related Content and our Support offer framework linked below, and our strategic direction document, also linked below.
As we develop organisational policies that we think will have wider interest, we will add them here.
In November 2014 we developed a protocol which sets out the approach Transition Network will use when engaging with politicians and party political matters.
Transition Network Board Meetings
Transition Network is governed by a Board of Trustees. Meetings take place quarterly, and minutes of their recent meetings are here: