Please feel free to join The Transition Companion Reading Group 7 Nov 7pm Carlton Library, or for more information contact Sally firstname.lastname@example.org
Session #5: pages 179-233 (Tools for Transition 9-17)
After reading pp 182-182 evaluate your current levels of resilience.
How can you strengthen your resilience?
How can conflict weaken or strengthen the resilience of a group?
Pick a couple of the following topics in relation to Transition and discuss their importance, and how they are relevant in Yarra, or for you personally:
Speaking in publicAdditional and extended questions to think about as you read if you want:
Tools for Transition No. 9: Supporting each other
1.Why can support be helpful?
2.Find yourself a mentor, paid or unpaid, who can help you achieve your goals. Agree to meet monthly. Have you first mentoring session and report on it.
1.Review your journal after reading pp 182-182. Evaluate your current levels of resilience in terms of the dot points. How resilient are you currently? How can you strengthen your resilience?
Tools for Transition No. 10: Unleashings
1.When is the best time to hold an unleashing?
2.How should it feel? p 187
3.What should it balance? p 187
Tools for Transition No. 11: Healthy Conflict
1.Summarise the 3 stages of conflict.
12.Education for Transition
1.How does Rob Hopkins perceive that educators are currently neglecting their duty? p 192
2.Summarise what a Transition School could do. p 193
3.What might a Transition University do? p 195
4.How does Transition Education University characterise itself? p 196
1.Forming Networks of Transition Initiatives
1.What does Transition London do? pp 198 – 199
2.Where was the first regional gathering in the US? p 200
Tools for Transition No. 12: Street-by-street behaviour change
1.Explain the Transition Streets model. p 201
2.Involving the council
1.List the 6 most helpful suggestions for establishing a positive relationship with council. Say why they’re helpful to you.
Tools for Transition No. 13: Becoming the media
1.List 8 media tools which you could use. p 209
2.Read transitionnorwich.blogspot and review a blog. Max 1 page
3.Working with local business
1.Explain how Transition Chepstowe engaged local business. p 215
Tools for Transition No. 14: Energy Resilience Assessment
1.What does an Energy Resilience Assessment do? p 217
1.What is the value of oral history in a transition context?
2.List 4 suggestions for exploring local history in your area.
Tools for Transition No.15: Community Brainstorming Tools
1.What are the 4 guidelines for Open Space Technology? p 220
2.How does World Café differ from Open Space Technology? p 220
5.Engaging young people
1.Why are young people central to Transition? p 223
2.Summarise Joanne Porouyow’s approach to involving young people. p 224
3.Research the legal requirements for working with young people in Australia.
Tools for Transition No. 16: Meaningful maps
1.Why is mapping useful in Transition? p 226
2.Summarise what Transition Port Phillip has done using maps. p 227
6.The role of storytelling
1.How does Shaun Chamberlin characterise the Transition story? p 229
2.Brainstorm as many ways to publish stories as you can think of.
3.Interview a local. Find out the story of how/when/why they moved into the area and the story of their daily life and loves in the area.
Tools for Transition No. 17: Speaking up for Transition
1.What does Transition mean to you? Report to the group. You have 1 minute.
2.Interview a local public figure and repeat the exercise. Use direct quotes only with permission.
7.Pausing for reflection
1.Write 2 pages in your journal reflecting on the impact your reading on transition is having on you. Involve your mentor and/or others if you wish.