Important this workshop is for people already in Transition Groups.
My name is Mike Thomas of the Transition Network and I’m working with Richard Couldrey from the Transition London and South East Hub and Transition Town Tooting to facilitate 8 regional workshops across England to explore the benefits of setting up regional networks to share the possibilities and challenges of working “In Transition”.
We are running a free workshop (full details below) in Southampton for groups in the South of England to get together and investigate the idea of a regional hub/s in this area. We understand that this is quite a large geographical area and as a result there is a possibility for several hubs to emerge. We are also running the same workshop on Exeter, in September (please let me know if you would like to come to this one instead by emailing michaelthomas@transitionne
This Workshop is a great opportunity to:
Connect with other groups
Design a regional network
Grow transition together
If you wish to come to the Southampton event please sign up here on Eventbrite.
Outline of workshop:
This day workshop has been developed out of work carried out in London and the South East where groups came together and co-designed a functioning regional network. This network developed through using a series of exercises to come up with ideas and plans and it is these exercises that form the basis of the workshop. London now has a really thriving network that meets regularly, shares information and has arranged events together. We want to help other networks to develop based on the great stuff that has happened there to create thriving networks throughout England.
You design your network
Workshop facilitators Mike Thomas (Transition Network) and Richard Couldrey (Transition Town Tooting) have both been involved in the development of the London and SE hub. They believe that Transition groups in a region will know how best to define what their regional network does and how it functions. This workshop has been designed to facilitate this happening. At the end of this workshop, you and the other groups involved will have explored whether there is energy for a regional network, what it function should be and how to develop it.
We also want to learn from you and share your innovations
As part of this project, Richard is also carrying out research into scaling up grassroots social innovation to affect greater change. The workshop will also feedback into this process to seed the next steps of the project which includes strengthening and developing regional networks in preparation for a workshop about a National Hub later this year.
How to get there.
The workshop is being held at Freemantle and Shirley Community Centre, 64 Randolph St, Southampton SO15 3HE. This is close to Milbrook and Central Southampton train stations. There is parking at the venue.
You will need to bring your own lunch, teas and coffees will be provided.
More information on this project and workshop can be found here:http://trnuk.org/
If you have any questions please email michaethomas@transitionnet
Look forward to seeing you on the 25th June.
Richard Couldrey – London and South East Transition Hub
Mike Thomas – Transition Network