My desire to support positive change in organisations and communities has seen me involved in all aspects of sustainability over the past 15 years. My passion can be summarised as helping communities make better decisions, and catalysing creative action towards sustainability.
I’m experienced in the science, strategy, communication and cultural change aspects of sustainability,and particularly skilled in: strategy consulting; facilitation and design of both engagement and behavioural change processes; partnership brokering; evaluation and research; and project management. I love working with outstanding teams that are focused on supporting beneficial change in individuals, communities and enterprises.
You can read more about the experience I have here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/arouthwaite
I’ve designed and facilitated over fifty sustainability workshops and strategic planning sessions for governments, universities, enterprise and communities. In the UK and Sweden my focus has been on working with sustainable and social enterprise and facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships. This has included recent work on sustainability strategy, behavioural change programmes for corporate employees, and developing mentoring programmes to share learning between those in private business and others leading the growth of social enterprises.
I also completed an international Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability in Sweden where my research focused on how multi-stakeholder partnerships could facilitate more rapid emergence of a sustainable future. This academic work paralleled my work on the science and culture of sustainability, building on hands-on knowledge of the actions and networks required for management of coastal and catchment ecosystems.
> Higher education courses in Australia and Sweden: Masters in Strategic Leadership and Sustainable Development, Honours in Social Geography, and Bachelor’s in Science (Major in Coastal Management)
> Professional development in many areas including: Leadership Development Framework, Theory U, UnfoldingCards, various approaches to Facilitation, NLP, Management, Negotation, and Risk Management. And, previously, a lot of ecological regeneration work (seed collection, and how to use a chainsaw ; ) )
> Support the development of peer networks that focus on: Integral Theory, The Natural Step, Pioneers of Change, and Community Development
> Travel has included an overland trip (low-carbon, high-learning) from London back to Australia: http://flowingmu.wordpress.com/
> I am also Executive Officer of Pollinators Inc – a growing community of social entrepreneurs.