Passion but inaction? Taking responsibility for Sustainability
A Gurteen Knowledge Cafe
Gurteen Knowledge Cafés are a powerful means for individuals and organisations to engage in knowledge sharing, learning and innovating. The Knowledge Cafés have been a tremendous success in recent years and RSA A+NZ and KMLF (Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum) are very fortunate that David Gurteen will facilitate a special Knowledge Café event at the newly refurbished Emily McPherson Building in Melbourne.
The evening’s event will explore the theme "Passion but inaction? Taking responsibility for Sustainability".
The cafe is open to members of RSA A+NZ; the Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum; the Gurteen Knowledge Community and anyone else who is interested in participating. Entry is free.
Date: Wednesday 20th October 2010 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Please arrive at 6:00pm or shortly after which will give you time to settle in and meet other people. Drinks and light refreshments will be available. The cafe itself will start at 6:30pm. It will end about 8:30pm and for those of you interested and would like to talk longer we will go on for drinks and/or dinner.
Graduate School of Business and Law
Emily McPherson Building
Level 2 Room 29, Building 13, RMIT University
Corner Russel and Victoria Streets
Note: The building is on the corner of Russell & Victoria streets. Clear signage to the room will be posted from both Russell and Victoria street entrances on the night.
Theme of the evening: Passion but inaction? Taking responsibility for Sustainability: From lots of little conversations ... BIG change grows
In an interactive and 2 way presentation, Geoff will build on Matthew Taylor’s RSA lecture ‘21st Century Enlightenment’ and explore why conversations matter.
We all know that innovative thinking and action is critical if we are to successfully tackle BIG issues like climate change and food security. Research tells us that being ‘in the flow’ leads to innovation and the most common place people experience ‘flow’ is in conversations with others.
Geoff will draw on his experience in the sustainability and behaviour fields and use activity to demonstrate the principles of effective and improvised conversation – a perfect lead in to the Gurteen Knowledge Café.
Speaker: Geoff Brown is known widely for his work as a facilitator, trainer and communicator across the fields of environmental sustainability, community leadership and social media.
His consultation focuses on the face to face conversations needed to foster collaboration and work together that makes a difference in our communities and organizations.
He is Principle of Tangent Consulting, has a degree in Occupational Therapy and has a diverse background in health care, illness prevention and occupational health and safety.
Geoff’s passion for the environment and sustainable living changed the course of his career a decade ago. Since then he has designed and delivered innovative projects such as Castlemaine 500, the ACF Greenhome Program and the SLAH (Sustainable Living at Home) Program.
For more information about Geoff’s work and writing, visit http://www.tangentconsulting.com.au.
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