All organizations must undertake an extraordinary increase in the pace, volume, and depth of change needed to protect human health by addressing critical issues of climate and global sustainability. To address this challenge, we offer applied programs for advancing sustainability leadership.
In our programs we position sustainability, with an emphasis on climate and social dimensions, as the ideal adaptive challenge for building every organization’s fitness, relevance, and value for the 21st century.
Attendees and collaborators in our programs share a commitment to increasing rates of engagement, change, and applied innovation across their organizations and communities. We seek leaders with an appetite for achieving rapid real-world impact by transforming organizations and communities into agile, innovative, purpose-driven enterprises.
Our sustainability leadership programs are connected to a growing global network of collaborators and trainings. Our content, case stories, and tools have been co-created and open-sourced, allowing us to continually evolve, validate, and scale this global leadership enterprise.
Important collaborators and past contributors include the U.S. Green Building Council, Sustainable Brands, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Mothers Out Front, London School of Economics, the World Bank, Leaders on Purpose, the Australian Campus Towards Sustainability and Griffith University, Biomimicry 3.8, Interface Inc.
We provide leadership programs designed around and anchored by real world application efforts targeting climate and human health outcomes. Our programs deliver a balance of theory, case stories, and tools. We engage, curate and train faculty that are, themselves, leading practitioners. Participants in our programs are engaged over extended periods to enable the impact cycle to be adequately completed.
How Does Our Program Advance Sustainability Leadership?
This experience is like a controlled substance. It will blow your mind! Very enriching, validating to my intuition, clarified my thinking, elevated my energy and expanded my vision. I now perceive aspects of sustainability that hadn't occurred to me.”
—Elizabeth J Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA, June 2014 Participant
This program delivered a critical missing piece for me around change leadership and sustainability. As a result I left with a renewed enthusiasm and commitment that has persisted.”
— Jerry Weber, President, College of Lake County
As a local government leader I found this program to be relevant, engaging and visionary. I especially enjoyed the chance to interact with leaders from other sectors."
—Zaida Basora, FAIA, Assistant Director, City of Dallas Public Works Department
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We are a founding convener in a growing cross-sector network working to provide a critical mass of senior leaders with best-in-class executive education for sustainability leadership dedicated to adaptive organizational design. This emerging network contributes as conveners, collaborators, professionals of excellence, thought partners, and alumni advisors.