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Introduction to the Leading Deep Change in Higher Education Workshop

May 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT


In response to member interest in higher level, leadership- and change-focused programming AASHE has partnered with REFOCUS to offer a 1.5 day leadership development workshop in Summer 2018. REFOCUS is a leadership development program designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority. Join this webinar to find out more about the program and why you should attend the workshop.

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Randy Sa'd

Randy Sa’d, Founder & Executive Director, REFOCUS 

Randy Sa’d is a career management consultant, spending time with both multi-national and boutique firms.  For more than ten years, Randy has led an independent management consultancy and more recently founded REFOCUS, a ground-breaking, non-profit co-operative with a proprietary methodology and educational program designed to enable leaders to develop transformational sustainability programs. Randy’s unique perspective on organizational sustainability has made him a sought-after speaker and lecturer, having engaged with dozens of professional and academic audiences across North America.

Stephen Davies

Stephen Davies, Managing Director, Transformation by Design

Stephen Davies is Managing Director of Transformation by Design, a business design consultancy, and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with 30 years of experience.  He has led business design and IT-enabled transformation projects in organizational settings across a wide variety of sectors including financial services, retailing, utilities, government, not-for-profit, and technology. Mr. Davies is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University where he teaches Strategy Development and Business Model Innovation in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation program (Master of Design).

Claire Bennett

 Claire Bennett, (former) Manager, Sustainability Office – Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

“REFOCUS helps practitioners think critically about approaches to accelerate sustainability programming within an organization. The model helps practitioners account for many of the “intangibles” that are hard to measure and which ultimately enable or prevent progress.”

Wilfrid Laurier University is recognized as one of Canada’s leading institutions in sustainability. Laurier completed its first AASHE STARS assessment in 2010, achieving Bronze.  Its most recent STARS assessment in 2014 achieved Silver. This past fall we were honored to be named the most sustainable campus in Ontario and the third most sustainable in Canada in Corporate Knights Greenest Campuses in Canada index for 2017.



May 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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