There are those in our Transition community that are prepared to share the wealth of knowledge and experience they have developed over the years. Whilst we all share our experiences and knowledge in community there are those we consider to be elders and there are those we consider experts.
To make it easier for you to find some of these people the international Transition Trainers Community of Practice was established. Four continents and 19 different countries are represented. In total, there are 60 Trainers in the community.
Meet some Transition Trainers
Zaida is an “urbanist and environmentalist architect with a focus on personal and community sustainability” based in Brasil. They are a frequent contributor at the international level of the transition movement and have a breadth and depth of background in transition related work.
Learn more about them here.
Martina is “co-founder of La Prossima Cultura, a project exploring how the intersection between systems thinking, deep ecology and facilitation can shape the new, emerging culture”. They will also facilitate the ‘Going Forth’ session in the forthcoming Transition Facilitators training (want to find out what that is? Stay tuned 😀 )
Learn more about them here.
Nenad is a very active contributor to Transition in Europe. His “speciality is supporting teams and larger groups in turning their remote or hybrid collaboration into an effective, efficient and enjoyable experience”. However, Nenad also delivers training for communities in Croatia and beyond.
Learn more about him here.
How to find the right trainer and training?
There are many more trainers. Don Hall, who currently leads on the development of Transition training at the international level explains how you find the trainer and training that is right for you:
“You can find a map of Trainers around the world at transitiongroups.org/trainers. If you go to transitiongroups.org and click on the Trainers tab, you can search this map by language and find a trainer that speaks your native language. You can also search by courses, which courses these trainers offer, and find detailed profiles on individual trainers, so you can get to know more about them. There’s a contact form on every trainer page, so if you’re looking for a training, you can reach out to those trainers individually and start a conversation about whether they’d be able to provide what you’re looking for.”Don Hall, International Training Coordinator
Alternatively, you can reach out to us by filling in this form and share your training needs and requirements. We will then endeavour to point you in the right direction or develop a training programme that you will find valuable.
This article is part of the Transition Training series. In June 2023 we are sharing four short pieces that make transparent where Transition Training is at; this is post 2 out of 4. There are many forthcoming developments in Transition Training and many more opportunities to engage with our Training offerings, as participants as well as facilitators. If you are curious about what is going on check out the other posts in the series.
- Sources of Transition Training: a brief exploration of the origins of Transition Training and its current leadership at the international level.
- Transition trainers – who are they? An introduction to Transition Trainers and how to find the right trainer for you.
- Training communities in Transition: an explanation of the work that is underway at the international level to support Transition Trainers.
- Developing our potential for leadership: considering the way forward for Transition training at the international level