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Webinar: Equipping Students for Lives of Impact
September 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
As a community of practice, sustainability professionals sometimes forget the driving mission of higher education institutions. By helping students to develop skills of change agency and to discern their own calling for their lives beyond graduation, we stand to amplify our own career impact immeasurably. Yet, we too often approach engagement with students in the same efficiency- and results-oriented style with which we attempt to measure or advance campus operational improvements. Change work is rooted in relationship, so inspiring student leaders requires a different approach.
This session will use a novel framework built around the psychology of change and spheres of influence to help participants identify an opportunity to become more intentional and effective in their mentorship of student leaders. The session is appropriate for participants who work with or seek to work with students in both formal and informal capacities.
Using modeling, a case study on an immersive sustainability internship program, and feedback from real students and alumni, the co-presenters will guide participants through reflection and planning exercises to develop an outcomes-based strategy to improve one program or mode of interaction they have with students. We will explore the various pathways students and graduates may take to engaging with sustainability throughout their lives; how we can best counsel them on their journey; and what skills are critical for each area of impact.
Yancey Fouché, Director of Sustainability, Davidson College
Yancey Fouché sets and, in collaboration with talented student employees and campus partners, executes the vision for sustainability across Davidson College. Her work bridges campus operations and student programming, with a splash of teaching and research support. Particular areas of experience include alternative transportation, climate action planning, community partnerships, land conservation, and campuswide diversity/equity/inclusion. Ms. Fouché holds an ISSP-SA certification, an MS in Watershed Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Biology and Asian Studies from Furman University. She loves hanging out with her husband and two sons. Her most fun extracurricular activity recently has been coaching 4- and 5- year olds in tee-ball.
Dallase Scott, Chair, Founder and Principal, Trust
Creating change requires transparency, commitment, vision, fortitude, and above all else, Trust.