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Webinar: Scaling the Ladder: Engagement Programs as Tools for Sustainability

September 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


There is often tension between the focus on individual behavioral action and systemic change in sustainability circles. How do we encourage the small steps that engage community members on a personal level, without the goal of systemic change getting lost in the mix? Is there a way for staff engagement programs to achieve both goals? This webinar covers how sustainability practitioners can use the Ladder of Engagement model to turn small, personal steps into meaningful, collective action by designing programs that build on success to implement more impactful and ambitious change. Using examples from McGill University, participants will see how thoughtfully designed programs enable community members to move up the Ladder, such as navigating from tending to their own on-campus garden plot to committing to their own Unit-Level Climate and Sustainability Action Plan.

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Shona Watt

Shona Watt, Sustainability Officer, McGill University

Shona has over 10 years of experience facilitating positive change in higher education in Montreal. She has developed award-winning engagement programs at McGill university, which has significantly increased the level of sustainability involvement on campus. Shona currently stewards the $1 million Sustainability Projects Fund and helps applicants develop their project ideas.

Stéphanie Keller-Busque, Sustainability Officer, McGill University 

Stéphanie administers the Sustainability Projects Fund, which includes managing its logistics, finances, and human resources to ensure that project teams are successful. She also manages the Sustainable Events Certification program and various student engagement programs.



September 16, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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