Do you want to meet core members of other Transition Initiative teams? Do you want to celebrate your successes? Do you want to brainstorm solutions to your challenges? Transition US’s monthly Transition Tele-Salons might be just what you are looking for.
Monthly Transition Tele-Salons are an open dialogue space where Transition Initiative organizers around the US can call in and meet each other voice-to-voice to celebrate, network, swap ideas, get help, give help, feel empowered and learn together. There is no expert or leader – we are all experts, leaders and learners–but there is a host each month who will facilitate the conversation to assure that each person has a time to speak, both in the whole group and small groups, and make sure that the simple agreements are honored and that the process moves along. The Transition Tele-Salons usually feel second only to being together.
We follow common conference call dialogue guidelines like:
Listen with respect- we don’t have to agree or debate, just listen and learn
Speak from the heart –be vulnerable – safely – sharing stories and insights
Suspend judgement as best you can – it helps others feel safe and you to learn
Seek truth together – be curious, question assumptions, expect surprise, give advice only if asked
Be brief, share airtime
For more information, contact Carl at Transition US at (707) 824-1554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Times for all Transition US virtual events are Pacific Time and this standing call is scheduled for the second Thursday of each month.