FTSLA Learning Lab - The Natural Step Framework
Friday, February 10, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)
The FTSLA Learning Lab presents a one‐day, interactive workshop where you will learn and practice The Natural Step Framework (TNSF) as a tool for planning towards Sustainability in complex systems specifically for the organic food and agriculture industry.
Who should attend
* Management or staff inside organic food companies
* Consultants and persons interested in The Natural Step
Participants learn the core concepts of The Natural Step Framework
• Systems Thinking
• The Funnel Metaphor
• Backcasting from principles
• 4 System’s Conditions for Sustainability
• ABCD Process
Participants will feel competent to share The Framework with others and start applying it within their organization.
Regina Hauser: Board member The Natural Step International
A Pacific Northwest native, Regina believes that life is an adventure that shouldn’t be missed. This goes a long way to explain her decision to leave the comfortable life of a partner at the regional law firm of Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt to take the helm of The Natural Step Network, a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate change toward sustainability. Regina now acts as executive ambassador for TNS and sits on the board of TNS International.
Maura Dilley: Director of Design and Research WDHB
In this role, Maura designs the theme, flow and congruency of the group learning expedition. Prior to WDHB, Maura consulted on organizational learning and collaboration in the mutually evolving fields of social and environmental sustainability. Here, she brought cutting-edge pedagogy, such as action-learning, games-for-learning and collaborative inquiry, to business education and network knowledge-share. Maura is a systems thinker and toolmaker; she is an expert in The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development and a trained Open Space (un-Conference) facilitator.
Brought to you in partnership with The Natural Step USA and Provender Alliance
When & Where
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Sustainable Food Trade Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping the organic food trade transition to more sustainable practices and raise the bar across the food industry.
Our members include organic producers, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers across North America. We help members improve performance, communicate results and drive wider change through networking, education, consult and shared metrics. Our "Declaration of Sustainability in the Food Trade" provides a common framework for benchmarking performance and progress.