2. Sustainability is the capacity to endure.
In ECOLOGY the word describes how
biological systems remain diverse and
productive over time.
For HUMANSpotential for long-term
maintenance of well being, which has
ecological, economic, political and cultural
6. Sustainability requires the reconciliation of environmental, social equity and
economic demands - also referred to as the "three pillars" of sustainability or
(the 3 Es).
7. Government/ Policy/ Advocacy
Business / Small, Medium, Large
11. • 7Billion on the Planet –water, food, energy, shelter
• Local vs global supply chain/ “Green Business”
• Biofuels/ Alternative Energy -- “Smart Grid” Incentives
• Construction/ Green Building
• Biotechnology/ Global Public Health
• Transportation Systems – Changing Work Systems
• Communications Systems – Access vs. Security
• Food production – Domestic vs. Global Distribution
• International Trade/ Economy vs. Public Policy
• Public-Private Partnerships/ Resource Sharing
• Interdisciplinary Problem Solving/ Niche Experts
• Collaborative Teams/ Interactive Systems
• Diversity/ Equity Issues /Policy Change & Advocacy
• Post-Crisis Event/ Ecological Restoration Projects
12. Internet Connectivity & Collaboration
Public & Private Partners
Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
Diversity & International Exchange
Social “Conscience” & Responsibility
Shared Environment/ Sustainability
EQ Assessments for Best Leadership
14. "Destiny is not a matter of
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be
it is a thing
to be achieved."
- Winston Churchill
15. • Integrated Workplace
Projects/ Global Teams
• Board of Advisors/ Mentors
• Professional Networking,
• Portfolio/ Presentations
• Translating Value to
• Negotiate Win/ Wins
• Performance, Progress,
• Lead with Impact!
• S –Presenting Strengths:
• W- Competencies Needed
• O - Plan Electives, Activities,
Apply internships & Projects
• T– Info Interviews,
• Association Memberships
• Assessments, Mission
• Employment Trends
• Research Options
• Personal SWOT Analysis
17. September => Purpose, Profile
October => Presentation
November => Planning
December => Positioning
Jan- May => Practicum
May- August => Performance
Next Generation Leadership => ImPact!
20. 20’s –Interns, Entry, Inquiry, Identity
30’s –Promotions, Commitments, Partners
40’s –Career Transitions/ Interdisciplinary
50’s –Mastery/ Leading Organizations
60’s –Mentoring/ Encore Careers!
70-80’s – Consulting/ Community Service
22. What do you want to create?
What do you want to lead?
What problem do you want to solve?
What do you enjoy doing?
What contribution can you make to society?
What difference do you want to make?
What legacy will you leave to the planet?
Who will be your PARTNERS?
23. Personal & Family Goals next decade
Emerging Economy next decade
Hiring Trends, Changing Competencies?
Job location(s)/ geographical radius for career?
Financial Plans/ Investment & Retirement Planning
National / International Org Changes next decade?
Work/ Life Balancing over LifeSpan
25. • Product: Tell me about yourself
• Place: Why are you here?
• Price: What can you do for us?
• Promotion: Unique Value?
26. What is relevant to employer?
What is your mission?
What are your areas of expertise?
What are your proven accomplishments?
How can you show results?
What organization do you want to join?
What can you bring to the team?
What makes you the BEST candidate?
27. • Executives were asked, "How long does
it typically take you to form either a
positive or negative opinion of a job
candidate during an initial interview?"
The mean response was 10 minutes.
• Robert Half Finance & Accounting,, 2007. 150
senior executives with Fortune 1,000 companies.
28. • Personal Polish/ The Suit
• Business Cards
• Cover Letter
• Resume AND LinkedIN!
• Exhibits of Accomplishment
• Web-based publications or exhibits
• References/ Associations
What’s your Personal BRAND
Google Yourself – What do you find?
Are you on LinkedIn – Recruiters ARE!
29. working in teams, particularly teams drawn from multiple disciplines and
understanding and applying systems thinking
engaging in strategic planning
applying the principles of return on investment for sustainable practices
evaluating environmental performance, economic performance, and
understanding how values aﬀect policy and decision-making
communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds
working with multiple stakeholders
completion of a speciﬁc project or deliverable that serves an outside
client, audience or community group
30. Leadership – vision, inspiring others, win/win solutions
Ethical Judgment- Integrity impacts business value
Executive “Presence” – Presentation & Communications
Technology – management efficiency & effectiveness
Team-collaborative innovation and “negotiation”
Problem Solving – ambiguities, complexity, limited
resources, strategic coordination of talent, tools, information
Accountability – balancing with flexibility & autonomy
Financial processes- global transactions/ “insecurities”
Data/ Decision Processes – information sharing vs. security
Analytical Perspective – Systems implications of actions
32. DRIVE! (Dan Pink, 2009)
Autonomy – Own The Question
Purpose – Develop your Mission
Mastery – Improve Skills, Innovate!
42. Define your mission & “own it”
Who else cares about your mission?
Ask questions, learn “stakeholders” needs
Build partnerships/ advisors across sectors, all levels
Propose practical solutions for mutual benefits
Cultivate interdisciplinary teams & innovation!
Exhibit value Develop interested “investors”
Measure results – triple bottom line – win/win/wins!
43. • What’s contemporary in the market?
• What s missing in the market?
• What can you provide that nobody else is ?
• How can you learn?
• Have you studied a successful small business?
• What principles can you gather?
• Where are your possible mentors?
• How can you design a win/win scenario
44. Need for creativity!
What’s missing in organization?
Share ideas across disciplines/depts
Initiate Win/Win Projects?
Possible partners or mentors?
Build creative teams for a “pilot”?
Measure win/win/win results
46. Individual Career Coaching
Group Workshops / Webinars
Practicum Planning & Placement
Squeak Stone, Director/ Vermont Office
Career Connect, Jobs Database
Moodle Resources, Career Preparation
Brownbags, Seminars, Panels, Events
Local meetings / Skype/ “Google Groups”
47. All sectors/ Gov, Biz, Edu, NGO’s
Information Interviews/ Local Professionals
International/ Diversity/ Cultural Exchange
Environment, Economic, Social Justice
International Roundtable/ WNG
Next Gen Leaders/ DC “meet-ups”
Green Festival @ DC Sept 21
Sustainable Solutions Forum / Nov 6
NCSE Climate Change Conference / Jan 28-30
48. 2 days Career “Bootcamp”!
September 4 & 5, 2-4pm
Pre-work will be sent by email
Appointy (will send you links via email)
In person or via skype, phone, google video
Groups, Calendar, Docs, Hangout, Network
LinkedIn/ Next Generation Leaders/ DC