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Professional Skills in Sustainability
September 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
There is often a mismatch between the learning outcomes of higher education programs and the professional skills required for sustainability jobs. This webinar provides an overview of professional skills in sustainability and discusses activities for teaching and learning these skills. The professional skill domains include: effective and compassionate communication, collaborative teamwork, responsive project management, impactful stakeholder engagement, preventative self-care and advanced continuous learning. AASHE, recognizing the importance of teaching and learning professional skills in higher education, awarded the AASHE 2017 Campus Sustainability Research Award to the research on “Beyond Interpersonal Competence: Teaching and Learning Professional Skills in Sustainability,” which will be presented here.
Katja Brundiers, Assistant Research Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Katja Brundiers is an Assistant Research Professor at the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. In sustainability education, her research and teaching relates to whole-person and project-based educational approaches, professional skills development, and collaborative methods supporting partnerships and knowledge co-creation among students and practitioners. In her other line of work, Dr. Brundiers investigates disasters as opportunities for change towards sustainability, building off of her doctoral research in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Aceh, Indonesia. Her current research interest focuses on exploring how to leverage change processes in normal and disaster times in order to advance sustainability.