These situations are especially challenging given the urgency of addressing carbon, the increased impacts of climate change and public health. To champion sustainability goals and outcomes, these skills are critical yet few of us get them in school!
Well, the good news is – even if you are not the titled “leader”, all of these things are possible. You can “lead” from behind or from the middle – and develop the skills, strategies and tactics to make all of these situations easier to manage. You can strengthen your ability to deal with others more effectively, lead or manage “up”, help your colleagues or team work more cohesively and just be happier in your work, feeling more capable and not powerless!
This four-hour experiential learning workshop will breeze by and introduce you to different skills and frameworks that you can apply immediately to be more effective in anything you do, and in any role you hold in your career.
This course is now funded through the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP). If you are a small, Massachusetts-based business that employs 100 people or less, you and your employees may be eligible to take this training session for free! Learn more about this opportunity at our Green Building Training Program website.
** This course will be hosted virtually. All attendees, regardless of whether or not they are eligible for the Green Building Training Program (GBTP), must register for the course through our Eventbrite page. For GBTP participants, your company’s enrollment in the Commonwealth Workforce Training Fund’s Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP) must be verified before you can access the Zoom link – unverified participants will not be let into the meeting. **
Executive Director | Sustainable Performance Institute
With a background in social psychology, architecture, and 20+ years of sustainability consulting, Barbra brings a unique perspective engaging the human dynamics of decision-making and creative collaboration to technical work. Barbra has seen first-hand that a lack of technical knowledge is not the barrier to success in sustainability – but the human skills of leadership, communication, team effectiveness, strategic thinking and change management are what make the difference and enable professionals to be effective at making technical solutions come to life. This has become her primary focus when working with firms of all sizes, providing training, coaching and strategic consulting. She helps companies all over the world to institutionalize sustainability and improve performance and profitability, helping them set new goals, develop strategies and implement change management initiatives to move them from “random acts” of sustainability to high levels of success and effectiveness. She has worked with local governments and institutions to create policies and programs that require green building and net zero communities and teaches leadership, sustainable real estate development and other courses in graduate schools. She serves on AIA’s 2030 Commitment Working Group and on the Board of Built Environment Plus.
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