Urban Sustainability Leadership Academy 3.0
Creating, Leading and Managing Change
June 6-8, 2012 Denver, CO
The Urban Sustainability Leadership Academy (USLA) is a peer-learning and training program specifically designed to help sustainability directors and managers in local governments throughout North America strengthen their efforts to catalyze, lead and manage sustainability offices, programs and initiatives. This USLA workshop will bring together 30-40 senior local government sustainability directors and managers for an intensive peer-learning and training experience focused on high-priority challenges such as building relationships and trust; integrating across disciplines and collaborating across sectors; making the case to internal and external stakeholders; and financing and sustaining sustainability.
Interested senior local government sustainability directors and managers should submit online applications by WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH.
Registration, travel, lodging and most meals will be provided.
The Resource Team for this USLA workshop, the third in the series, will include the CSR Director of REI, experienced sustainability directors from at least two cities (Salt Lake City and Flagstaff) as well as a collaboration expert from the Consensus Building Institute.
For a summary of the first two USLA workshops, held in Washington, D.C. in July, 2011 and Chicago in November, 2011 and to download Version 2.0 of "Creating, Leading & Managing Change: A Resource Guide for Local Sustainability Leaders please visit: http://www.iscvt.org/where_we_work/usa/article/usla.php.
ISC has developed the USLA in close partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), a national network of about 100 local government sustainability directors. The scope and design of the program are based on guidance from the USDN's Professional Development Working Group, as well as consultations with dozens of leading urban sustainability experts and practitioners, and ISC's own considerable experience in the field. Siemens USA is our founding partner, with additional funding support from the Kresge and Surdna foundations.