The Training Support Circle serves as the main governing body for the international Transition Trainers Community of Practice. Its responsibilities include reviewing applications to join the Community of Practice and deciding whether or not to approve them; regularly soliciting input from Community of Practice members and determining priorities for action; developing policies that support the Community of Practice as a whole; supervising and assisting the Training Coordinator; and helping to resolve conflicts among Trainers if and when they arise.
The latest iteration of this group was seated in July 2023 and has recently signed on for another six months after an initial six-month test run. Here are some words from current members describing why they joined the Training Support Circle, along with links to more information about them.
Josué Desoulier (Belgium): I joined the Training Support Circle to help strengthen Transition Training practices around the world. I bring with me my curiosity, my creativity, and my desire to learn and pass on what I’ve learned. I also bring with me the experience of the many Transition Training courses I’ve created and run since 2010.
Monica Picavêa (Brasil): I joined the Training Support Circle, because I believe it is a very good way to help the whole community of Trainers to get stronger. I have been part of this circle in the past and it is always a place of sharing, self-development, and a great opportunity to serve the Transition Movement with my skills. It is also full of really interesting people.
Shunro Yoshida (Japan): I have been Training since we started Transition in Japan in 2008. Since then I have learned many things from Transition Training. I want to learn more from other countries that have established Training programs and contribute to the international Training Community. It is such a pleasure and honour to work with Transitioners around the world.
Elizabeta Z Jovanovska (Portugal): I enjoy being part of the Training Support Circle as this work aligns with my passion for learning, exploring, changing paradigms, connecting, sharing insights, and celebrating personal and collective growth. I love working with Trainers, in every stage of their Transition journeys, where together we uncover a broader perspective and embark on a shared voyage towards a more conscious and regenerative way of life.
Don Hall (USA): As Transition Network’s Training Coordinator, I’m glad to have the support of these four skilled and experienced Trainers from around the world to develop policies and set priorities for the international Training Community. I hope that members of the wider Training Community don’t hesitate to reach out to us anytime with ideas, suggestions, questions, and feedback. We need everybody’s input and engagement to effectively do our job.