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2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT


This year’s Impact Accelerator is an immersive, interactive virtual program designed to equip you with change management tools to engage diverse campus stakeholders in today’s fast-paced, hybrid work environment and an opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships with your peers. 

Explore emerging topics in change leadership, build skills to advance sustainability and build buy-in across your institution, and recharge your battery as we cover topics such as:

  • social psychology and designing effective behavior change programs,
  • designing zero emission energy master plans,
  • how brain science can inform program design,
  • succeeding in a hybrid work environment,
  • and integrating equity, diversity, and inclusion into climate action planning. Multiple tracks will offer options that appeal to diverse participants.

A highly interactive format and creative use of virtual tools allows for building meaningful connections across geographies. 

Key Details

Retreat DatesThe retreat will happen over 4 days between June 27-30, 2022. See tentative schedule below for times.
Location: Virtually via Zoom.
Registration Fee (check if your institution is a member)*:  

  • $250 (AASHE members) 
  • $325 (AASHE non-member institutions, non-profits and government agencies)
  • $500 (AASHE member businesses) 
  • $650 (Non-member businesses)

*Groups receive a discounted registration.
Registration Policies:

  • Registration deadline is Friday, June  24.
  • Payment is accepted in the form of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.
    If you need to pay by check or ACH, please contact us at least 5 weeks prior to the event start date. Registration using these forms of payment must be received 4 weeks prior to the event start date and full payment must be received by AASHE within 2 weeks of event start date.
  • Cancellation Policy: A 20% processing fee applies to any cancellation prior to June 17, 2022. No refunds will be given after June 17, 2022.
  • No substitutions are allowed.
  • Registered participants will receive access to the recording after the live event.
  • Review all Terms & Conditions.

Who Attends?

This event is intended for change leaders both new and experienced who are charged with playing a facilitative role in their organizations to catalyze change. If you are in a role where you are working relentlessly to engage your community in transformation, and you want to connect with others who are in similar roles, this event is for you. If you are unafraid to listen and share about your experiences and would like to deepen your skills to connect in meaningful ways, and help others to do the same, despite and even using the tools of the virtual environment we are working within, this event is for you. 

Facilitators and Program Designers

Aurora Winslade, Director of Sustainability, Stanford University; Faculty, Bard Sustainable MBA 
Aurora WinsladeAurora has nearly twenty years of experience in higher education and private sector sustainability and clean energy work. She is passionate about equipping leaders with the tools to lead successful organizational change and build healthy, just, and resilient communities, and has been leading and facilitating professional development workshops since 2008. She co-created AASHE’s first sustainability officers retreat in 2011 and has led statewide and national workshops in California, Hawaii, New York, and Taiwan. Aurora recently became the Director of Stanford University’s Office of Sustainability and she is a faculty member in Bard College’s Sustainable MBA program, where she has taught Leading Change in Organizations to working professionals since 2017. She previously served as Swarthmore College’s Director of Sustainability from 2015-2021, where she launched and co-led the development of the Roadmap to Zero Carbon, an energy infrastructure plan that will eliminate 98% of Swarthmore’s Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gases by 2035, launched the award-winning Carbon Charge program, and co-founded and taught in the President’s Sustainability Research Fellowship program. Aurora previously founded new sustainability programs at the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Hawaii. She also worked for Leidos Engineering as the Market Transformation Manager for Hawaii Energy, the state’s energy efficiency program, and worked with MA’O Organic Farms, a non-profit social enterprise that serves at-risk youth in Hawaii, and the University of Hawaii West O`ahu to launch a B.A. program in Sustainable Community Food Systems. She has a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Lizza Robb, Partner, Redshift Leadership
Lizza RobbLizza Robb is an executive coach, organizational consultant and facilitator at Redshift Leadership, a global consultancy that specializes in leadership and culture. As a speaker and facilitator, Lizza’s sessions reflect her deep immersion in the research behind emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and the brain science of happiness and resilience. Lizza synthesizes these findings into energizing, interactive sessions that highlight the intersection of feeling our best with doing our best work.

Testimonials from past participants

“I loved addressing the deeper levels of our work. While also providing options for other professionals to take different content. I liked seeing others (especially our older white men) being challenged to step into a more feminine, listening role.”

“I loved the deep well of knowledge and experience that the facilitators brought to the discussion. Your willingness to share lessons from your experiences really added a lot of depth to the retreat for me. “

“This retreat honestly turned me around from the brink of quitting and burning out to a feeling of renewed purpose, energy, excitement, and solidarity. I’m committed to making this an annual tradition for myself to attend. The benefits cannot be overstated.”

“I experienced significant personal and professional growth. Fun and emotional, great ways to come to terms with our climate situation.”

“ Not what I was expecting (not really sure what I was expecting) but, loved it! This was actually the best thing for me at this time. Thanks!”

Any questions about the workshop?
Please contact Daita Serghi, education@aashe.org


June 27 @ 3:00 pm EDT
June 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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