In addition to the 7 Guiding Principles of Transition, the following list of principles is a guide for Woodstock Transition (WT) as a way to work. These continue to develop and evolve. We welcome your ideas and contributions!
1. We work together because we know that together we are greater than the sum of our parts. We work in a collaborative way because we get better results for less effort. If a conflict arises, we encourage members of WT to speak with each other in a timely manner, directly with the person(s) involved or to obtain support from other WT members to assist in finding a resolution.
2. We don’t need permission to act. There is no hierarchy. Everyone shares leadership for WT. In representing WT, individuals agree to abide by and uphold all WT principles and take responsibility for their own decisions, actions, and results.
3. We trust that those who step forward have good intentions and will make good decisions. We give autonomy and support to those who wish to be part of WT.
4. We create safe, respectful meeting spaces that promote free expression and allow creative wisdom to emerge.
5. We acknowledge other initiatives and seek to find ways to collaborate and further the aims of WT.
6. Individually and as a group we identify what needs to be done and people volunteer for tasks when they already have the skills or want to develop the skills. We help and support each other’s learning.
7. We don’t have a blueprint. We believe in multiple paths, ideas, and possibilities. We think questions are as important as answers. It’s fine to make mistakes and learn from them.
8. We work with a natural momentum, driven by our passion and positive approach.
9. We are transparent in everything we do.
10. We support and abide by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
11. We make changes to the above principles where necessary, but only with a high level of consensus.