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TheInternational Society of Sustainability Professionals(ISSP) is the worlds leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward through building strong networks and communities of practice. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts hundreds of members from every continent in the world. Members share resources, best practices and professional development. Webinars, Webchats, on-line classes, special reports, resource directories, salary surveys, and a professional competency study are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. For more information about ISSP and its offerings, please visithttp://sustainabilityprofessionals.org.
ISSP Workshop: Leadership Skills for Change Agents 2012
Leadership Skills for Change Agents (NOV 2012) workshop 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. Bob Willard teaches how to quantify the business case for sustainability strategies.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- • Lead the integration of sustainability into their organization, using a seven-step sustainability change process.
- • Build an effective, relevant business case to support their company’s transformation to being a sustainable enterprise.
- • Be able to apply effective change leadership practices during the sustainability change process, capitalize on change paradoxes, and avoid potential derailers of their initiatives.
- • Help others be more effective sustainability champions.
Your online workshop experience, from pre-work to deliverable completion, is November 1 through 30. The workshop is delivered online and via the Internet so you participate from your computer for both the live weekly webinars and for the 24/7 online 'classroom' experience. Successful completion of this workshop can be applied towards a core credit towards the ISSP Sustainability Professionals Certificate.
Bob Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling 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. Bob applies his business and leadership experience to engage the business community in proactively avoiding risks and capturing opportunities associated with environmental and social issues.
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.