Letter from Paul McIntosh
Following on from our email to you regarding Transition Town Training in
June, we are now able also to offer the Weaving Magic training with 22
free places in collaboration with Dorset Adult Learning. The course in a
nutshell is A 2 day workshop on working creatively and effectively with
It explores how we can cross stony ground without falling out with each
other. Many social action groups fail or are ineffective because we
don’t pay enough attention to quality of our relationships with each
other, our group process, conflict management or how we run our
The course naturally lends itself to those involved in the core groups
or other working groups in Transition – but it is also relevant in a
much wider way.
The training will be delivered by Nick Osborne.
Dorset Adult Learning have been working on a sustainable skills project
funded by the Learning and Skills Information Service (lsis) for the
past year and we are very excited to have been able to work with them to
to help setup this course at the very end of their project.
For more details on the training, and for all other information
including booking details please visit the training page:
This training is not exclusively for Transition Towns – as its
applications also run to other similar initiatives. However we are keen
that TTs who could really benefit do so – so I would urge you to
circulate it to your core groups / members as soon as possible.
Please also remember there are still spaces on the Transition Towns
training in June – we have not had representation from the whole of the
county sign up for the course – naturally perhaps as it is in the
eastern half of the county. There has been a change of venue from
Wimborne to Holton Lee – which is a superb location. The booking form as
a reminder is here :
Please forward this email to those who you think may benefit. Our
contact details are not as uptodate as I think I would like them to be –
and I dont wish to miss any core group which may benefit.
I am concious that both these courses are in the eastern half of the
County – we will bear this in mind for future events!
Any queries please get in touch.