Transition Teams are the backbone of the Transition movement. Here are some resources for you, whether you’re a newbie here, or you’re raring to go with a Team idea!
Why start a Transition Joshua Tree Team?
The tasks we face in transitioning our community to a sustainable way of life are enormous and cannot be done alone. Teams ensure an inclusive, empowered and dynamic process as we move through this change. Your TJT Team will have Transition Joshua Tree’s support via website exposure, links to Transition US information and updates, networking, publicity and promotion for your projects and events.
Easy Guide to forming Working a Team:
Congratulations, you have at least 3 members, and qualify to form a TJT Team!
All your members have become familiar with Transition 101 on the Transition US website.
Now that your group has met several times, and you’re ready to apply for TJT Team status, send the following info to the TJT Coordinating Council via email@example.com. Use the subject heading “Proposed TJT Team.”
a. The name of your group
b. A brief description of your group’s goal as it relates to Transition TJT
c. The names, phone numbers and emails of all members
d. The name of the designated contact person for the group
The Coordinating Council (CC) will review your proposal to make sure:
- it does not duplicate the efforts of an already existing team
- your stated goal is consistent with the mission of Transition Joshua Tree
- the proposed benefits to the community appear feasible
If the CC has further questions, we may ask that your contact person come to an CC meeting to further discuss your proposal.
We have learned that team building and conflict resolution skills are a must for the long term success of a TJT Team. Once your Team has joined TJT, the Heart and Soul Team will conduct a workshop for your team that teaches these skills.
Feedback loops and elected representation are extremely important in the Transition model. Each team must commit to elect a representative to sit on the Coordinating Council no later than 4 months after you have become official.
Members are expected to follow Transition principles of open, inclusive membership. We want to expand community participation!
You’re now ready to alter the course of history. Take action and have fun!!