Organizer: International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Date: 11.01.09, 01:00AM – 11.30.09, 12:00AM ET
Location:distance learning/online & conference calls/webinars
Sponsor:International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Instructor: Bob Willard, author of The Sustainability Advantage and other books. (Toronto)
Webinars will be Mondays at 5pm Pacific time (8pm Eastern) Nov 2, 9, 16, 23.
This course prepares sustainability professionals at any level in the organizational hierarchy to lead an organizational change to a sustainable enterprise. It connects the dots between timeless leadership practices and how to transform an organization to a sustainability culture. At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Lead the integrate sustainability into their organization, using a seven-step sustainability change process.
2. Build an effective, relevant business case to support their company's transformation to being a sustainable enterprise.
3. By able to apply effective change leadership practices during the sustainability change process, capitalize on change paradoxes, and avoid potential derailers of their initiatives.
4. Help others be more effective sustainability champions.
Bob WIllard is a leading expert on the business value of corporate sustainability strategies. He has given hundreds of keynote presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences on the bottom-line benefits of sustainability strategies. He has authored three books, The Sustainability Advantage, The Next Sustainability Wave, and The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook, plus created a DVD of his presentation, The Business Case for Sustainability. He worked 34 years with IBM Canada, is on the faculty of the Sustainable Enterprise Academy, and serves on the advisory board of the Natural Step Canada. He has a PhD in sustainability from the University of Toronto. See www.sustainabilityadvantage.com for more information about him and his resources for sustainability champions.