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Transformation: An Introduction to Emergent Leadership Leadership Tools for Green Building Advocates

USGBC- Northern California Chapter

Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Pleasanton, CA

Transformation: An Introduction to Emergent Leadership...

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A society in which a sustainably built environment is the norm would represent a dramatic change in thinking and practice. Are you called to create this change? One that "sticks"? Emergent leadership offers an approach uniquely suited to this work and more effective than conventional models. This is an introductory workshop for industry, business, and community leaders, featuring long time green building advocates, leaders and authors, Kathleen O'Brien and Ann Edminster.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the three elements comprising the system of Emergent Leadership.
  •  For each element, identify one key behavior that you can immediately apply in your role as sustainable building advocate.
  •  Give an example of how you will use the concepts of emergent leadership to transform your organization.
  • Explain how leading and learning go hand in hand.

About the Speakers

kathobrienphotoKathleen O’Brien, O'Brien & Company
Kathleen, LEED AP and CSBA, is a nationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability, working as a writer, educator, strategic planner, and project consultant for nearly 30 years. Her firm, O'Brien & Company, founded in 1991, continues to set the pace for innovation and service in all sectors of the built environment. She is the author of the Northwest Green Home Primer, a Cascadia Fellow, and Founder of the Emerge Leadership Project ( She lives on Bainbridge Island, WA.
annvedminsterphotoAnn V. Edminster, Author
Ann is a long time green building expert consulting with design firms, builders, developers, public agencies, utilities, homeowners, and investors on high performance residential projects, including production, affordable multi-family, and custom single-family homes. She is the author of Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet and lives in Pacifica, CA.
GBCI Credential Maintenance Program

Approved for 
  1.5 Continuing Education Hours for LEED Professional Credential Maintenance

Activity Type:
Professional Development Continuing Education
Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation
Course ID: 0090008246


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Transit Information

The East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station is walking distance from the venue.

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Please note the following policies:

  • All sales are final and we do not offer any refunds.
  • Should USGBC-NCC have to postpone or reschedule the workshop or event, you will receive a 100% refund.
  • Registration cannot be transferred to another workshop or event.



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When & Where

5865 Owens Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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