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Creating a Sustainable and Flourishing Workplace: Managing Towards a Triple Bottom Line and Beyond!
Workshop Description: Businesses and organizations of all sizes and types are implementing innovative approaches to improve sustainability and resiliency in the workplace. In doing so, they are realizing that doing good works for people and the planet also can improve their financial bottom line. Developing creative strategies for managing this triple bottom line of people, planet and profits is the focus of this workshop.
The field of sustainability is vast, so this workshop will distill some of the key teachings from the sustainability classes offered in Marlboro Graduate School’s “Managing for Sustainability” MBA Program. After discussing what it means to have a sustainable and flourishing workplace, we will explore some of the exciting and hopeful trends in business and organizational sustainability, focusing on practical examples that you can apply to your own situation. We will present some easy to use tools and practices that you can take back to your home and business. We'll talk about ecological and carbon footprints and other ways to measure sustainability progress. We’ll explore the real cost of products using everyday examples. We will also address the all-important topic of personal sustainability and provide techniques to support your overall well-being in the workaday world.
You'll have time to ask questions, share your experiences, and explore some local and regional case studies. Cary Gaunt will share insights from her extensive research on sustainability leaders and her background as a sustainability consultant, professor, and wilderness guide. This hands on, highly interactive workshop will help you begin to develop a (or augment your existing) sustainability toolkit for personal and organizational flourishing.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Cary Gaunt focuses her leadership, management, and academic lens on supporting the cultivation of sustainable and thriving people and places. For more than 22 years she led sustainability and watershed management initiatives as a consultant to governmental and non-governmental organizations under the auspices of JRB Associates/Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). She built an award-winning team known for developing integrative and innovative solutions to complex environmental/sustainability management challenges. This team, with Cary’s leadership, accomplished leading-edge tasks around the country including preparing one of the nation’s first comprehensive watershed planning guides, facilitating development of Nutrient Trading Guidelines for the Chesapeake Bay, and researching and writing Community Culture and the Environment: A Guide to Understanding a Sense of Place, which was selected by the American Library Association as "Notable Government Document in 2003.” For these and other efforts, Cary was awarded the prestigious Environmental Excellence Award for Project Management by SAIC.
Presented by the Marlboro College School of Graduate and Professional Studies management programs: MBA in Managing for Sustainability, MS in Managing Mission Driven Organizations, MS in Health Care Administration