WEBINAR: What Sustainability Professionals need to know about doing Business with Business (August 21, 2014)
Do you want to learn how to speak the language of business leaders when developing your networks and contracting around sustainability initiatives? Are you adept at the softer skills you need to master in order to be an effective sustainability professional? Are you aware of how and why sustainability is becoming mandatory for business leaders (for their reasons, not yours)?
Why don’t business leaders “get it”? If you get blank stares, or worse, when you talk about sustainability or systems thinking with potential clients, it’s likely the strategy you are using does not resonate with them, for a number of reasons. In this webinar you’ll understand these barriers and how to overcome them. Combined with this are a number of skills you’ll need to model, and a ready set of reasons for and evidence of how sustainability concerns are squarely in the interests of industry.
• A simple, real-world based model of systems thinking to communicate to business leaders
• Best practices in positioning sustainability as a no-brainer
• Compelling language to use when talking about implementing sustainability
• Familiarity with the market forces that are pushing industry toward more sustainable practaices
• Awareness of important softer skills, and which are developmental areas for you
In this ISSP live webinar, The Thinking Executive's Guide to Sustainability, What Sustainability Professionals need to know about doing business with Business, educator, author, ISSP member and 2013 ISSP Certificate, Dr. Kerul Kassel looks at your progression – from positioning sustainability through effective use of compelling language to familiarity with market forces – to achievable success.
Thursday August 21, 2014 @ 11:00am Pacific Time-US
11am PDT/ 12pm MDT/ 1pm CDT/ 2pm EDT
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PRESENTER: Dr. Kerul Kassel, Fielding Graduate University
An ISSP member for several years, Dr. Kerul Kassel is a faculty member at Fielding Graduate University, teaching in the Sustainability Leadership and Global Leadership programs. Her most recent book is The Thinking Executive’s Guide to Sustainability (Business Expert Press, 2013). She was recently awarded a fellowship from the Institute for Social Innovation. Dr. Kassel holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, Masters degrees in Human Development and Social Ecoology, is a Certified Sustainability Professional through the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and is a LEED Green Associate. She maintains multiple executive coaching certifications and has a decade and a half of executive leadership coaching experience. Dr. Kassel’s work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and in conferences around the world. She serves on the US Green Chamber of Commerce National and Southeast Region Education Committees. Her research focuses on sustainable business practices and education and leadership for sustainability in organizations.
Free admission for ISSP members. $10 for all guests. Can't make it live? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording in the followup email.
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