Real Transition Ambassadors

Our Real Transition Ambassadors course is open to graduates of our foundation course who are moving into transition advocacy and applied transition action.


As part of a group of eight like-minded individuals, you’ll work together over seven weeks to dive into the psychology of transition, advanced trust building and communication capabilities, and specific strategies for engaging and influencing various stakeholders as we grapple with climate change, inflation and structural shifts in geopolitics and economics.

The Real Transition Ambassadors program is led by Grant Symons and Fiona van Petegem with input from specialists from a range of fields. Sessions are via Zoom for 90 minutes each week, comprising a blend of provided content and interactive workshopping in the big-picture context of government, society and business transition.

You will gain an enhanced understanding of these contexts, develop your own unique communications strategy and tools, understand how to influence others on their journey and learn to frame challenges as opportunities for innovation.

Outside of session times, you will have access to exclusive content and resources, and the chance to engage with the private Real Transition Ambassadors community where you can build on ideas, seek input, and share support.

How are you advancing your transition advocacy?


Applying principles to your field


Developing communications strategies and tools


Reframing challenges as opportunities


Leading systems change

Who is this for?

Going beyond the Real Transition Leaders foundation course, this program is ideal for individuals who are ready to take a more active role in their communities; business owners preparing to meet industry challenges; or members of companies or councils who will act as torchbearers within the organisation.

Pricing and dates

This program is a unique opportunity to be part of an emerging movement dedicated to a real transition. The course costs $3500+GST per participant and includes course content, and online platform and community access for one year.

If your organisation has a group wishing to participate, get in touch to discuss starting dates. Individuals should register their details to be added to the waitlist.

Join our sponsorship program

Support us in our mission by sponsoring a place on the Real Transition Ambassadors course.

Real Transition Ambassadors Community

While we are all responsible for our own actions, real change can only come through collective action. Enrolling in the Real Transition Ambassadors course gives you exclusive access to a community of like-minded people at the forefront of the transition.

This forum is a secure place for you to explore your role in the changing world, to collaborate and share ideas. You will also get access to our ever-increasing library of articles based on our research and projects.

Whether you’re on an individual transition journey or have been tasked with leading your organisation through the process, the Real Transition Community will be a vital source of support and information.


Access is only available to those who have completed the
Real Transition Ambassadors course.

“I really liked the simple steps presented and that the facilitators left it open for us to talk about the need for learning and community engagement all the way along. It has been a long time since I worked with such a group and would recommend this course to people interested in the transition to a low carbon and low energy world”

– Richard, innovation manager