Executive Education for Sustainability LeadershipJune 18–20, 2014 • Boston, MA
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This program is for executive-tier leaders and senior sustainability professionals who are ready to integrate sustainability into their core businesses as a driver of innovation and growth.
The integration of sustainability into an organization’s core business is the complex leadership challenge of the 21st century. It requires the transformation of long-standing organizational identity, culture, and processes; but if mastered, it can unleash and harness new levels of change, innovation, and employee performance, and deliver significant benefits to organizations.
This transformational work within an organization will be a fundamental driver of agility, innovation, and change capability, positioning the organization to “do well by doing good.” To support leaders who are ready for this move, the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard School of Public Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Sustainable Futures Leadership Academy, offers this new, three-day program in Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership.
Our program faculty and guest presenters have been carefully selected on account of their proven track record as engaging, relevant and cutting edge content providers. Collectively, this rich array of world class thought leaders and practitioners will inspire, challenge and prepare participants to rise to the critical leadership demands of core business integration of sustainability.
Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Topic: Fostering collaboration across core business functions, silos and leadership tiers to ensure success.
Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Topic: Tapping grass roots change leadership potential
Jack Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard School of Public Health
Topics: The limitations of current environmental metrics and reporting. The need to find new kinds of metrics to drive core business integration of sustainability.
Leith Sharp, Director Executive Education for Sustainability, Harvard School of Public Health
Topic: A change leadership framework to advance organizational agility, reduce risk and accelerate engagement in positioning core business integration of sustainability as an innovation and growth driver.
Mona Amodeo, President, idgroup
Topic: Embedding sustainability into brand and identity.
Richard Crespin, CollaborateUp & Senior Fellow, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Topic: Integrating sustainability into existing organizational systems and processes.
Cindy Ortega, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at MGM Resorts International
Topic: Organizational and decision making agility, lessons from launching a new online platform for company wide engagement.
Chris Trimble, Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University.
Topic: Structuring your change leadership team for success.
Luc Galoppin, COO of MedeMerkers and Managing Director of Reply Management Consulting.
Topic: Social architecture and leveraging social dynamics to drive change.
- Use a validated sustainability maturity model to understand where their organization is on its journey towards sustainability
- Enhance your capacity to make the business case for deepening core business integration within single business units, across multiple units, or organization-wide
- Assess the institutional incentives that are working for and against core business integration
- Assess current levels of executive leadership engagement and identify pathways for deepening engagement of executives and the entire leadership system within their organization
- Develop a road map to embed a deep, rapid adaptive capacity for stable change in the culture of an organization