Achieve Sustainable Success with Conscious Collaboration
Being able to create and sustain lasting change is central to the 9th Annual Congress Theme, ‘Manifesting Vision: the Power of Conscious Collaboration’. Through a carefully crafted blend of keynotes, interactive sessions, personal empowerment, thoughtful ritual, practical solutions, and restorative activities Congress will bring sustainability alive for you and your business.
Conscious Collaboration will guide most of the general sessions, resulting in your ability to identify gaps in communication that prevent full engagement and learning best practices for working with others in order to successfully implement sustainability initiatives. The following Congress sessions will educate and inspire you to integrate the practices into your business. Check out the Congress Agendafor a full listing of the sessions and events.
Realizing Sustainability Results: Best Practices for Next Generation Green Team Leadership
In several general sessions, Mike Bruggeman will take you through a best practice process for conceptualizing a sustainability or wellness programming effort, commissioning and managing the work of green teams and achieving measurable results. Learn how to understand and avoid pitfalls that slow green team progress; determine if sustainability and wellness initiatives fit with your organizational culture and if not what to do to increase the likelihood of success; create a project roadmap; and develop a deep understanding of how to lead and/or participate in a successful next generation green team.
The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together
In her Keynote Session, Jennifer Kahnweiler will draw on decades of work in the field to help you discover the opportunities you have for becoming a genius partner with your opposite at work or home. It is true that opposites attract and can be better together than alone. But without careful maintenance and balance they can quickly go off the rails. There are countless examples of partnerships that have changed history. Think Jobs and Wozniak, Venus and Serena and Mick and Keith. The success of these genius opposites depends on how they interact. By learning 5 key steps you can turn frustration into a strong collaboration that yields long lasting results.
In their Keynote Session, Dr. Mehrad Nazari and Michele Hebert will emphasis the importance of mindful leadership for successful communication and how to elevate your relationships with staff and peers. Enlightened Negotiation® is the application of Green Philosophy to our human interactions. It’s an interdisciplinary approach that helps you to reach agreement effectively and efficiently. It draws on insights from multiple schools of thought including integrative negotiation, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, behavioral science, neuroscience, and interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. It embraces the basic spiritual principles revered by many wisdom traditions to transcend the competitive model and tap the natural power of our innate desire as human beings to connect, create, and prosper.
Make Green Happen: Best Practices to Empower Employees and Inspire Action
In her second Breakout Session, Deborah Fleischer will present an overview of six best practices for energizing employees and inspiring action. Through an interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to see recent examples of how to build off your brand, tap into core values, make sustainability visible, and empower green champions. Experience the Green Challenge and work collaboratively to design a simple values-based question you can use to deepen your employees’ connection to sustainability. Attendees will also get a free copy of Green Impact’s new “green paper” including six activity ideas for engaging employees in sustainability.