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Webinar: Arrive as Intern, Depart Further on the Path to Sustainabilista
August 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
Change will not happen because we care about or understand sustainability issues. Change will happen because we are equipped and empowered to act on what we care and know about. Skilled change agents are more necessary now than ever. This webinar will describe a curriculum developed for Auburn University Office of Sustainability interns to identify and cultivate their personal talents and strengths and provide opportunities to deploy them; expose them to sustainability framing concepts so they can create relevance for others; introduce a range of leadership and change agent principles, disciplines, frameworks, skills and tools; cultivate an understanding of the importance of strong process skills and the ability to nurture healthy group norms and culture; and the importance of the inner work necessary to protect and strengthen one’s personal capacity for effective and long-term engagement.
Mike Kensler, Director, Office of Sustainability, Auburn University
Mike Kensler is Director of the Office of Sustainability at Auburn University, where his role is to cultivate an ethic, practice, and culture of sustainability throughout the university. Mike has a M.S. in Natural Resources Management, Planning, and Policy from the School of Natural Resources (now School for Environment and Sustainability) at the University of Michigan. Previously, Mike worked for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and National Wildlife Federation as an advocate on a wide range of sustainability-related issues, as well as civic engagement, leadership, and organizational development projects. Mike has been at Auburn University since 2008 and in his current role as Sustainability Director since 2011.