One Year in Transition (1YT) is a challenging, contemporary, hope-filled programme for people (over 20) who want to make change happen. We turn ideas about what learning is upside down. Because change for a more equitable and sustainable world needs people who can think and act in ways that are counter-intuitive, who don’t wait to be told what to do, who ask questions, who bring the whole of themselves, go slowly (and go fast when necessary), push their comfort zone and aspire to be authentic. And who earn a living doing it.
You do this work by putting yourself on the line, and we hold you through the year as you design your own life project.
Over four week-long meet-ups and eleven months of support in between you will evolve your future income-generating livelihood. You will gain confidence, Regenerative Design tools, hands-on experience of how the Commons and Bioregional working can be game-changers, mentors, contact with outstanding change agents, a whole web of resources and a supportive network of peers who will probably be friends for life. We bridge the gap between learning and working for social change, between being in a job and finding your unique mission, in whatever field you are drawn to. And you will have lots of fun and laughs doing it.
How you apply:
We are really keen to hear from you, especially if you are interested but unsure about the course, the community or how to make it work financially and with existing commitments. Please get in touch with Isabel, the course leader, on isabel.carlisle[at]bioregion.org.uk and she’ll be more than happy to arrange a chat on the phone or on Skype.
The dates for the four meet ups are:
Find more information about Coombe Farm Studios here: http://www.coombefarmstudios.com/
You will experience:
2016 saw the launch of two sister programmes to 1YT UK. The first in Portugal and the second in Sweden. We have already sent one 1YT UK student to visit Portugal to look at community-based food distribution systems, hosted by 1YT Portugal. And we plan more exchanges for the future. The international group of course leaders are together supporting the emergence of new 1YT programmes in other countries around the world where the Transition movement has a presence.
The total cost for the course is £3000, which covers tuition, food and lodging (mainly in single but some shared rooms). Bursary funding for under-35s is now confirmed. Thank you to our funder who wishes to remain anonymous! Please email Isabel [isabel.carlisle[at]bioregion.org.uk] if you are interested in applying or would like to discuss a bursary.
How to Pay: Either in full (gets it out the way) or in 3 installments in August 2017, December 2017 and April 2018; or monthly by direct debit.