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Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
Alan AtKisson: The ISIS Method: Using the Power of Indicators, Systems, Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate Integrated Planning for Climate Progress
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  • 1. The ISIS Method:  Using the Power of Indicators, Systems,  Innovation, and Strategy to Accelerate  Integrated Planning for Climate Progress  Presentation by Alan AtKisson, Pres., ISIS Academy European Climate Champions Conference Turku, Finland, 14 Dec 2011© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 2. “Cassandra’s Dilemma” • If you make a prediction that warns of future  catastrophe, and nobody believes you, and the  catastrophe occurs, you are proven right ... but       you have failed. • If you make a predication that warns of future  catastrophe, and people take action to prevent it,  then you have succeeded  ... but you are  perceived to have been wrong. Cassandra of Troy • Solution:  Work for system transformation based  on a positive vision of the future © 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 3. A Tale of Two Books ... • Believing Cassandra: How to be an  optimist in a pessimist’s world  explains the origins of global  problems, the rise of sustainability  solutions, and the practice of being a  sustainability change agent  (first edition 1999; new edition, Earthscan, 2010) • The Sustainability Transformation:  How to accelerate positive change in  challenging times* looks at the  drivers of those problems, and  introduces the strategies, methods,  and tools for large‐scale change      (new edition, Earthscan, 2010)  * Original title: The ISIS Agreement (2008)© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 4. Part 1 BACKGROUND© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 5. In this presentation, Sustainability means ... A set of conditions and trends  in a given system that can  continue indefinitely.© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 6. Sustainable Development means ... A directed process of  continuous innovation and  systemic change in the direction of sustainability.© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 7. Exponential growth: the signature of our times • The world is undergoing a  profound transformation,  driven by the success of  human science, technology,  industry, and social  organization • This transformation is  happening faster than we can  understand — nearly beyond  our cognitive capacity to see,  understand, and adapt Source: International Geosphere‐Biosphere Program© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 8. Our “Cassandra”: The Planetary Boundaries The green circle is the safety zone for global civilization The first global attempt to  estimate how close we are  to crossing nature’s limits  reveals ... that we have  already crossed them. Our challenge: to pull global  industry and agriculture  back inside the green  “Safety Zone.” Source:  Rockström, et al., Nature, 24 Sept 2009© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 9. The Hope Graph Visualizing the Sustainability Transformation A Symbolic Representation – Global Trends in the Aggregate Poverty gap Pollution Destruction of  natural habitat Fossil fuel use Unsustainable  Technologies  & Trends 1880 1920 1960 2000 2040© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 10. The Hope Graph Visualizing the Sustainability Transformation A Symbolic Representation – Global Trends in the Aggregate Poverty gap Economic  Innovation  Pollution Destruction of  New Technology natural habitat Renewables Fossil fuel use Conservation Unsustainable  Technologies  Awareness & Trends Sustainable  Technologies & Trends 1880 1920 1960 2000 2040© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 11. The Hope Graph Visualizing the Sustainability Transformation A Symbolic Representation – Global Trends in the Aggregate Poverty gap Economic  Innovation  Pollution Destruction of  New Technology natural habitat Renewables Fossil fuel use Conservation Unsustainable  Technologies  Awareness The Time  & Trends Sustainable  of  Technologies Our Lives & Trends 1880 1920 1960 2000 2040© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 12. The Hope Graph Visualizing the Sustainability Transformation Transformation  A Symbolic Representation – Global Trends in the Aggregate Point Poverty gap Economic  Innovation  Pollution Destruction of  New Technology natural habitat Renewables Fossil fuel use Conservation Unsustainable  Technologies  Awareness The Time  & Trends Sustainable  of  Technologies Our Lives & Trends 1880 1920 1960 2000 2040© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 13. The Role of the Change Agent Promoting the Sustainability Transformation A Symbolic Representation – Global Trends in the Aggregate Economic  Innovation  New Technology Renewables Conservation Awareness The Time  Sustainable  of  Technologies Our Lives & Trends 1880 1920 1960 2000 2040© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 14. The Power of Integrated Planning with ISIS  Accelerating the Sustainability Transformation Transformation  A Symbolic Representation – Global Trends in the Aggregate Point Poverty gap Economic  Innovation  Pollution Destruction of  New Technology natural habitat Renewables Fossil fuel use Conservation Unsustainable  Technologies  Awareness & Trends Sustainable  Technologies & Trends 1880 1920 1960 2000 2040© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 15. The Power of Integrated Planning with ISIS  Accelerating the Sustainability Transformation Transformation  Point A Symbolic Representation – Global Trends in the Aggregate Poverty gap Economic  Innovation  Pollution Destruction of  New Technology natural habitat Renewables Fossil fuel use Conservation Unsustainable  Technologies  Awareness & Trends Sustainable  Technologies & Trends 1880 1920 1960 2000 2040© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 16. Part 2 METHODOLOGY© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 17. The ISIS Method in Brief ➤ INDICATORS:  Assess where you  are, and where you are headed ➤ SYSTEMS:  Figure out why you  are headed there, and where  you can effectively change  direction ➤ INNOVATION:  Identify what to  do to aim toward sustainability ➤ STRATEGY:  Plan how to succeed© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 18. The ISIS Method ... • Guides your organization through  the sustainability action cycle  • Integrates the various tools and  processes you may be using  • Accelerates your process by giving  you a clear road map • Focuses your efforts at the points  of greatest impact and leverage© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 19. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy 6 Innovation 5 Systems Analysis 4 Indicators and Information 3 2 Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 20. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy 6 Innovation 5 Systems Analysis 4 Indicators and Information 3 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 21. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy 6 Innovation 5 Systems Analysis 4 Indicators and Information 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 22. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy 6 Innovation 5 Systems Analysis 4 Indicators and Information 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 23. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy 6 Innovation EU Sustainable Development Strategy 5 Systems Analysis Aalborg Commitments 4 Indicators and Information Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment, etc. 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 24. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy 6 Innovation Agenda 21 5 Systems Analysis Earth Charter 4 Indicators and Information MDGs 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 25. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy 6 Innovation 5 Systems Analysis 4 Indicators and Information Measurement and assessment of important conditions and trends 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 26. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy 6 Innovation 5 Systems Analysis Understanding linkages among trends, dynamics, and leverage points for change 4 Indicators and Information Measurement and assessment of important conditions and trends 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 27. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy Selecting intervention points and specific 6 Innovation changes to introduce to the system 5 Systems Analysis Understanding linkages among trends, dynamics, and leverage points for change 4 Indicators and Information Measurement and assessment of important conditions and trends 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 28. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation Planning for successful introduction, 7 Strategy adoption, and diffusion of change Selecting intervention points and specific 6 Innovation changes to introduce to the system 5 Systems Analysis Understanding linkages among trends, dynamics, and leverage points for change 4 Indicators and Information Measurement and assessment of important conditions and trends 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 29. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation Planning for successful introduction, 7 Strategy adoption, and diffusion of change Selecting intervention points and specific 6 Innovation changes to introduce to the system 5 Systems Analysis Understanding linkages among trends, dynamics, and leverage points for change 4 Indicators and Information Measurement and assessment of important conditions and trends 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability Learning the fundamentals and selecting a sustainability framework 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 30. The Sustainable Development Planning & Action Cycle 8 Action 9 Monitoring and Adaptation 7 Strategy 6 Innovation 5 Systems Analysis 4 Indicators and Information 3 Defining Your Sustainability Visions and Goals 2 Understanding Sustainability 1 Understanding Systems© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 31. Part 3 TOOLS© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 32. The ISIS Accelerator Indicators Strategy Systems Innovation Tools for Sustainability© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 33. When you think about a Compass, what do you think about?© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 34. The Sustainability Compass A systems‐based platform and framework • A symbol of direction setting • A tool for integrating sustainability  into all areas of educational life • Helps students and institutions  look at any issue from multiple  points of view • Creates a platform for engaging  stakeholders from multiple  disciplines, departments, etc. Source: AtKisson, The Sustainability Transformation, London: Earthscan, 2010. The Compass builds on the pioneering theoretical work of economist Herman Daly, systems theorist Donella Meadows, and others.© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 35. The Four Compass Points N = Nature ‐ The natural systems on which all life depends; healthy air,  water, land; sustainable resource use; sufficient habitat; ecosystem  integrity; preservation of scenic beauty   E = Economy  ‐ The economic systems that provide humanity with goods,  services, and meaningful work; includes revenue, jobs and wages,  budgets, taxes, markets, etc; S = Society  ‐ The social and cultural systems that provide cohesion,  identity, security and freedom; cultural traditions; legal frameworks W = Wellbeing ‐ The experience of health, happiness, and quality of life  for individual people and their families© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 36. The Compass Vision of a Sustainable City Environmentally healthy, responsible, & operating within nature’s limits Nature Providing a  Economically healthy, efficient, happy, Wellbeing Economy productive, high quality  and innovative of life  Society Socially cohesive, secure, participatory, and fair© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 37. The Compass Points in Practice ➤ N = Nature =  Environmental impact, resource use, waste,  ecosystems and habitat, water,  energy, climate  change ➤ E = Economy = Production, consumption, employment and work,  money, investment, debt, business, innovation  ➤ S = Society = Governance, equity, transparency, security,  culture, institutional management, levels of trust ➤ W = Wellbeing = Health, education, self‐expression, happiness,  relationships, family, creativity, quality of life© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 38. The Compass Tools: • The Compass sustainability  management platform • Stakeholder engagement &  consultation processes • Performance indices based  on sustainability standards • Reporting frameworks that  feed into strategic planning© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 39. Pyramid Workshop: • Used for collaborative  learning and strategic  planning processes • Guides people quickly (in 1  or 2 days) through the  entire learning>planning>  agreement>action cycle • Produces a 3‐D record of  the results ... and strong  consensus for change© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 40. Sustainability Pyramids have been built all over the world ... Csopak, Hungary Reykjavik, Iceland Brisbane, Australia Bangkok, Thailand Shanghai, China Mjölby, Sweden© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 41. Example:  Indonesia International spread of the ISIS Method Business school students, Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 42. Example:  Indonesia International spread of the ISIS Method Sustainability and CSR Managers, Sustainable Silicon Valley, California, USA Host site: Corporate offices of Advanced Materials, Inc.  Co‐Sponsor:  NASA© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 43. Pyramid 2012 — A “Global Workshop” — Feb 2012  • In Feb 2012, thousands of people  will be gathering in groups in over  25 countries (so far) • Volunteer facilitators will lead  “Pyramid Lite” workshops • The results of all the Pyramid  workshops will be documented on  the web www.Pyramid2012.net • A report on the results will be  submitted to the UN and the Rio+20  process © 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 44. Amoeba: Role‐Playing Training Game and Change Planning Tool • Maps cultural systems to  identify best points of entry  and diffusion strategies • Analysis tools for making ideas  and initiatives more attractive  and more likely to succeed • Improve the effectiveness of  Change Agents© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 45. StrateSphere Tools and Templates for Formal Strategic Planning • Going from initiative and  project ideas to fully  developed goals, objectives,  metrics etc. • Clarifying the underlying  “Theory of Change” • Evaluating strategic capacity  and identifying strategic  niches© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 46. The ISIS Accelerator Indicators Strategy Systems Innovation Tools for Sustainability© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 47. Part 3 CASE STUDIES© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 48. Baltic 21 — Strategy Development Process • Began with review and  assessment of core  indicators and trends • Pyramid workshop to  develop ideas and  consensus on new  strategic direction • New strategy approved  2005 by prime ministers,  resulted in new  Lighthouse Projects and  “Eco‐Region” concept Baltic 21 Strategic Planning Event, 2005© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 49. Government of Latvia — Spatial Planning with ISIS • Began with a thorough review  of Latvia’s economic, social,  health & wellbeing, and  environmental trends  (Indicators) • Pyramid workshop introduced  Systems thinking & Innovation • Conclusion was a set of four  principles for sustainable  spatial planning, which  introduced into legislation  (Strategy)© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 50. Townsville, Australia — New Initiative Design • Two day process brought together  leaders and managers from  throughout city government • Developed a systems‐based  consensus on a new initiative:  to  create a new center of innovation  for sustainability and city planning • “Centre for Excellence in Tropical  Design” helped Townsville win its  bid to host the World Eco‐Tourism  Summit  © 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 51. Adelaide, Australia — Changing the System • City and state government  managers reviewed all the trends  that could be linked to climate  change (as a cause or as an effect) • Then they looked for systemic  linkages to city management • They discovered “perverse  incentives” in the free parking  offered to government employees  (out of 100,000 employees, 98,000  were driving alone in cars) © 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 52. Adelaide, Australia — Changing the System • They created a number of  programs including “Active  Adelaide” • They removed subsidies from the  employee parking lots, and used  the same budget money to  subsidize employees biking • The number of people biking to  working rose from 2% to 30% ... in  just eight months© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 53. Part 4 CHOICES© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 54. © 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 55. Blue-Green World A regenerative economy in a healthy ecosystem© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 56. Gray-Brown World An extractive economy in an unstable ecosystem© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 57. © 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 58. For further reading • Believing Cassandra: How to be an  optimist in a pessimist’s world  explains the origins of global  problems, the rise of sustainability  solutions, and the practice of being a  sustainability change agent  (first edition 1999; new edition, Earthscan, 2010) • The Sustainability Transformation:  How to accelerate positive change in  challenging times* looks at the  drivers of those problems, and  introduces the strategies, methods,  and tools for large‐scale change      (new edition, Earthscan, 2010)  * Original title: The ISIS Agreement (2008)© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com
  • 59. Contact Us ISIS‐Academy Alan AtKisson, Pres. Axel Klimek, CEO Quellenweg 31 65719 Hofheim Germany T: +49 (0)6192 – 9 55 80 94 M: +49 (0)160 – 90 19 19 90 info@isisacademy.com www.isisacademy.com© 2010 AtKisson Inc. isisacademy.com www.AtKisson.com

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