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With Carol McClelland, Ph.D. author of The Seasons of Change, model of transition.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: A Nature-Inspired Transition Model for Change

As a sustainability professional you face change and transition head on every day—as a professional, in your role in sustainability, and as a global citizen.

Although you may well be familiar with one or more models of transition for managing your own personal career/life transitions or facilitating organizational changes for entire organizations or with leadership teams, have you found a model that helps you, and those you work with, grapple with the impending changes we face as a collective?

Recorded live on Thursday May 22, 2014 

Climate change is unfolding before our eyes. We know that. We can already see real impacts in the form of extreme weather patterns, fluctuations in precipitation patterns, significant water shortages, sea level shifts, and more.

Yet when we attempt to envision the future, we come face-to-face with the big unknowns. Granted, there are models and forecasts about what’s to come, but can we possibly know how all the factors and interactions will play out around the planet, for the environment, communities, and the economic systems.

Never in our history have we faced something of this magnitude. The impacts on ecosystems, the ramifications for communities, countries, and peoples, and the changes required in our economic structures, energy strategies, and business structures are enough to make anyone’s head spin.

If we stop for a moment and face these truths, we realize that as an informed, committed, and engaged collective we have no way to know if we’ll be successful, how we’ll become successful, or what that success will look and feel like.

So, what is our best path forward? Join us as Carol McClelland uses her time-tested, nature-inspired model of transition, the Seasons of Change, to show you several possibilities.

In this webinar, you’ll discover:

  • Three key turning points that define how intense any transition will be.
  • Why different groups are responding to today’s transitions in different ways. By understanding this insight, you’ll be able to engage different groups in new, more effective ways.
  • Specific reasons why the plans, actions, and strategies we are employing right now aren’t generating the level of change we need to solve the problems we know we are facing.
  • How to turn to the natural world for examples, actions, and guidance about changes of this magnitude that can give individuals, leadership teams, and organizations new insights about what’s unfolding.
  • Why one particular group is on the brink of a critically important choice--right now--and may not even know it. (If you are sustainability professional…there’s a good chance you are part of this group.)
  • What change agents in sustainability, environmental, and social arenas need to do as a collective to have any chance of navigating the times of change ahead.

Who should attend:
This webinar will be appropriate for any Sustainability Professional who is in transition in their career, who acts as a change agent or change leader in their work, or who is concerned about the impending transitions we face as we work together to create a thriving, resilient world.

PRESENTER:  Carol McClelland, Ph.D.

Carol is the creator of the Seasons of Change model of transition and author of a book of the same name, uses her 25 years of experience in understanding the ins and outs of personal, professional, and corporate transitions to make sense of the new dynamics we face today.  Carol recently evolved this model to explore the transitions we face today, both individually and collectively.

Carol, author of the award-winning book, Green Careers For Dummies, is both a transition expert and one of the nation’s leading sustainability career experts. Early in her career she developed a nature-based model of transition called the Seasons of Change, to help people navigate life’s inevitable ups and downs. Carol has recently evolved this model to explore the transitions we face today, both individually and collectively.  As the Founder and Executive Director of Green Career Central (, Carol coaches passionate professionals to help them transition into careers that use their expertise more effectively to create sustainable, restorative, and regenerative solutions that build a better world --where the land, people, wildlife, and economy thrive. Carol provides guidance to sustainability professionals who want to transition to new positions that give them more impact, to those who are transitioning into the sustainability field, or to those who have an idea that’s at the growing edge of their field.



May 22, 2014 11:00 AM
ISSP Webinar Platform and the Learning Center
United States
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