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Sustainability Officers Workshop
Sustainability Officers Workshop: Leveraging Leadership for Campus Sustainability
Sponsored in part by UPS
Sunday, October 14
Fee: $75, includes continental breakfast
Audience: Sustainability officers and campus sustainability advocates. Appropriate for all experience levels.
Facilitators and Presenters
- Jenna Ringelheim, National Program Director for the Environmental Leadership Program
- Jesse Pyles, Sustainability Coordinator at Unity College
- Overview -- Strengths-based leadership and systems thinking for campuses.
- Small groups -- Personal and institutional mapping activities to identify leadership strengths and institutional leverage points.
- Crowd source -- Identify network resources in the higher ed. sustainability community and innovative approaches to successful sustainability leadership.
This workshop will focus on strengths-based leadership and systems thinking for the sustainability professional. Participants will map your own personal and professional strengths while considering how those strengths can move you and your campus toward meaningful sustainability goals. You’ll assess unique allies within your institution and resources from the higher education sustainability network. Through guided small-group activities, participants will apply a systems thinking framework to identify influential leverage points in sustainability planning that will move your campus beyond the low- hanging fruit to more intentional sustainability integration. Participants should be prepared to apply workshop concepts to your current campus planning efforts during this interactive session.
The workshop is facilitated by Jenna Ringelheim, National Program Director for the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), and Jesse Pyles, Sustainability Coordinator at Unity College. Jenna and Jesse are Senior Fellows with ELP, a fellowship program that targets emerging sustainability practitioners eager to connect their specialized work to larger environmental and social concerns. The Fellowship offers intensive leadership and skill training, regional networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. ELP helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategic communications, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies. Learn more about ELP at http://elpnet.org.
- Identify their personal leadership strengths.
- Develop tools to identify unique allies and engage others’ strengths.
- Understand tenets of systems thinking as applied to campus sustainability planning.