Webinar: Scaling the Ladder: Engagement Programs as Tools for Sustainability
September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
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.
François Miller, Sustainability Director, McGill University
François Miller holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He has close to 20 years of professional experience in sustainable development. Since 2015, he is responsible for leading the McGill Office of Sustainability, overseeing the implementation of the University’s Sustainability Strategy, and liaising with several stakeholders to advance sustainability across McGill.
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.