I enjoy creating the conditions for personal and organizational development. My focus areas are innovation and sustainable development. During my 15 years of experience in the field, I had the opportunity to work with public and private actors. My work experience includes program managing, the development of trainings and workshops, as well as, working with innovation performance and capacity building. I am also a certified coach, which enables me to support individuals and teams to develop their full potential. My academic background includes a master degree in leadership and sustainability, and research focused on capacity development for innovation in teams.
Mike trained in agriculture, agricultural economics and environmental planning. He has worked in academia, the commercial consultancy world and the environmental and humanitarian NGO arena. Since 1970, he has operated as a consultant in the developed and the developing world, helped to start Global Action Plan in UK and was on the international board. Since 1991, the main emphasis of his work has been in disability in the low-income world. Right now, he is an innkeeper in Lao PDR.
Marcus Bussey, based at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, is an educator and cultural entrepreneur who combines his work in academia with engagement with colleagues both within and without the ‘hallowed halls’ of the university system. As a futurist, historian and poet he is keenly aware of the plasticity of culture and engages with this in educational, institutional and grass-root settings. His work focuses on empowerment, constructive optimism, strategic foresight and personal meaning as a basis of hacking the dominant programs that limit human and co-creative potential. Based in Australia he has worked in India, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Singapore, Cambodia and Sweden.
Ed is an organization development, capacity building and project development specialist. He is one of the co-creator of the CEFE entrepreneurship training method, applied in more than 120 countries. Ed has worked in Asia, Africa, Middle East, US and Europe with various multilateral and bilateral aid entities as consultant and trainer.
Current interest is in development science, post enterprise impacts, and social analytics. He is very active in the ASEAN affairs and the Mekong Region and sits in the board of Trustee of several non-profit organizations in the Philippines and elsewhere.
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My work in sustainable rural development and food production in
developing countries and in Europe, made me an expert in transition
processes and participatory agenda-setting, integrated landscape
development, soil ecology and circular agriculture. My greatest examples
are innovative farmers (-organisations) that practice what I call
circular agriculture or agroecology. To me that is The New Normal.
Working across sustainability science and the arts, Diego is developing approaches for transformative learning and for the emergence of collaborative sustainable futures. He has been part of projects within a variety of contexts, from Favela Maré in Rio de Janeiro to coastal communities in East Africa and European policy-making contexts in climate governance.
Astrophysicist, co-founder of Context Institute and In Context, a Quarterly of Humane, Sustainable Culture; co-founder of the Global Action Plan and it’s Household EcoTeam program; co-founder of the Global Ecovillage Network; local elected official, sustainable architecture movement cataylst and cultural-change thought leader – Dr. Robert Gilman is currently the organizer of the worldwide Bright Future Network.
Katrin is driven by her fascination and love for nature and people. She looks at nature and social structures as robust and fragile systems at the same time. She has an exploratory spirit for the inner architecture of systems and is passionate about finding new pathways for sustainable change. Katrin combines her private industry and public sector experience with methods from natural sciences and psychology. She can look back on successful transformation projects on societal, organisational and individual level. Through her company Odonata, Katrin is working as an independent consultant, project manager and coach.
Thomas has more than 20 years experience working with sustainable development in companies and organisations, mainly in Scandinavia. He is an expert on opening space for co-creation using participative approaches.
Thomas is a trainer of The Genuine Contact(TM) program and he is one of the most experienced facilitators of Open Space Technology meetings.
He uses a mix of methods to facilitate the best possible development process for each specific situation.
Since many years Thomas transfers this knowledge to people and organisations by regularly offering different trainings internationally ~ thomas (at) openspaceconsulting.com
I am trying to be useful in situation where people, in their diversity, formulate and act upon choices that advance common welfare and socially just arrangements while maintaining ecological integrity. Central questions are: How can individual behaviour change have the necessary systemic sustainability effects, at the local, national and global level? And, how can individuals and communities contribute to shaping institutions, policies and mechanisms for guaranteeing a safe and just operating space for humanity? – frans (at) thelenglets.com
With a background in ICT and management, mainly at IBM, I’ve spent some 26 years with Global Action Plan International, specializing in issues of sustainable behaviour change in the context of sustainable development. With Legacy17 the time has come to step up the effects of what we have learnt.
~ alexander (at) legacy17.org
Marilyn combines backgrounds in psychosynthesis, empowerment and action research to co-create new methods and tools for personal and professional development. She has worked in more than 20 countries to empower people and organizations to take action for sustainable development, and was awarded the Rachel Carson Prize 2011–2012 | marilyn (at) legacy17.org | 3 minute video
Stanley is a Senior Sustainability Advisor and Trainer on Leadership. By working with communities in India and Africa, and lately in Europe, Stanley has gained insight into what sustainable development means at the local level.
Specialties: Sustainability Planning, Trainer/Facilitator, Management Systems, Regional development, dialogue methods, U-Theory, Art of Hosting, Moral Leadership.
Olena is a professor of the theory and methodology of teaching at the National Academy of Pedagogical Science of Ukraine (Kiev). She has authored and co-authored numerous textbooks based on a combination of empowering pedagogy, active learning and critical thinking strategies. They are widely used throughout the countries of the former Soviet Union, where she delivers educational programs for teachers and teacher trainers. Olena is involved in action research on pedagogical aspects of Education for Sustainable Development integrated into a public school curriculum.
Jascha is a practical philosopher and visionary, developing and promoting cultural techniques of participation, collaboration and co-creation. His mission is to enable new forms of collective intelligence between humans and non-humans to face the challenges of the anthropocene. Jascha works as a concept developer, trainer, consultant and facilitator for participative design processes. His focus is on the areas of sustainability, urban development, and education. Jascha has an M.A. in sociology and philosophy; he is co-founder and director of the Institute for Participative Design.
Anna is a senior consultant and ethics expert with a focus on leadership and paradigm shifts. She is the founder and CEO of Ethics in Worklife Ltd and the initiator of GNH Sweden – a transforming network around holistic social sustainability in Sweden, based on Gross National Happiness. She has over 20 years’ experience of transformative facilitation, communication, education and change management for business organizations, municipalities and nonprofits both nationally and internationally. Specialities include: Radical Collaboration (sustainable relations, trust, openness, conflict handling, negotiation), Cross sector dialogue facilitation, Project & process design, E-learning design, Graphic facilitation, Documentation.
Born in 1949 in Shimla, India, Shambhushivananda, also known as Dada, has lived an uncommon life. He is a gold medalist of Panjab University and completed his Ph.D at the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania) in Business & Applied Economics. He taught at several universities in the United States before choosing a monastic life in 1979. Ever since, he has dedicated himself to the pursuit of inner and outer peace. For over a decade, he served as a Rector of a seminary in Sweden and is presently the Chancellor of Global Neohumanist Education Network.
Shambhushivananda also had the honour of addressing the Lithuaninan Parliament, the Kyoto Forum, the Parliament of World Religions and scores of other forums. A known luminary on “Yogic Traditions and Contemporary Problems” he received the International Mahatma Gandhi Award in 1992.
Marco is a facilitator, sustainability leadership consultant, process designer. He works with teams who need to lead the way through complex sustainability challenges and can give the “what” and the “how” of addressing such challenges together.
His work is bridging the scientific approach, the leadership skills needed to face such transition at the individual and the collective level, and the processes to support decision making in complex challenges to develop generative solutions.
Specialties: Education for sustainable development; Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development; Facilitation skills; Process Design; Pedagogy for Adult Learning; Analytical skills; Leadership Development; Coaching; Multi-stakeholder engagement ~ marco (at) plecter.com
My interest is to help people to develop the awareness of environmental issues.
The experience of mine ranges from corporate planning manager of industrial companies to Secretary General of an NPO that sites a world environmental prize, Blue Planet Prize. The nearly ten years experience at the NPO has given me many chances to associate with the notable world conservationists; biologist, physicists, economists, and many others, which leads me a good understanding of sustainability of the earth. My recent focus is personal and also collective human behavior in conjunction with environmental phenomena or issues ~ tyasuda (at) protonmail.com,