Behaviour Change for Sustainability Active Learning Program


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A series of facilitated action learning meetings and webinars designed for managers of behaviour change for sustainability programs. For more info, please call Anne Cameron on 02 9810 2164 or

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Behaviour Change for Sustainability Active Learning Program

  1. 1. Behaviour Change for Sustainability Active Learning Program from Mar 2011 until Oct 2011 Building community and collaboration between managers of behaviour change programsThe Active Learning Program will bring together behaviour change for sustainability professionals in a structured series of facilitatedpeer group meetings, webinars, presentations and online discussions throughout the year.The objective is to further develop effectiveness in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs with a view todeveloping a framework of principles to guide Australian practitioners.Along with the Founding Members, Program Members will: Participating Founding Members Dr Chris Riedy Research DirectorShare stories, ideas, knowledge and experience Institute of Sustainable Futures (UTS)Identify tipping points and common indicators of success Alex Graham Senior Education Officer DECCWBuild connections between initiatives and work together Martin Pritchard Project ManagerOffer peer to peer review of member programs National Centre for Sustainability Rob CurnowLearn group facilitation processes shared by facilitator, Geoff Brown Director Social Research Community ChangeContribute to the content and design of the 2nd Behaviour Change Katie Pahlowfor Sustainability National Congress in October 2011 Director, Visitor & Community Development Zoos VictoriaThe Active Learning Program will be shaped by its members and the content Program Facilitated byof the webinars will be determined by the group as the program evolves. Geoff Brown Tangent ConsultingThe 3 Pillars Network will suggest content but also deliver the speakers andcase studies that you identify as being most useful and inspiring. Full bios available at Summary of program activity Inaugural Lunch and Drinks 2nd National Behaviour Change for Sustainability Congress See page two for full schedule Cost $2995 + GST which includes access to all program activities This program has been designed to be as inclusive as possible and will draw upon the diverse perspectives of its participants. Discounted places available for NGO’s, NFP’s and academics, plus a payment plan is also available. For enquires, regarding enrolment, pricing or the program in general please contact; Anne Cameron on 02 9810 2164 or
  2. 2. WHEN WHAT TOPIC WHO WHERE January 21st Enrolment Opens Module 1: DESIGN What models and theories are being used? How are we designing our programs? March 1st Conversation Starter Climate Change: What we need to Dr Carmen Lawrence Webinar 3pm to 3:30pm know about ourselves School of Psychology, WA March 4th Inaugural Lunch Everyone Melbourne * 12pm to 5pm Conversation Starter ISF Research Findings: Dr Chris Riedy Change agent perspectives on Research Director, Institute of household behaviour change Sustainable Futures (UTS) Conversation Starter Community Decision Making Blair Nancarrow, Social Scientist Syme and Nancarrow Water Peer Exchange Meeting & Multidisciplinary Design: Facilitated by Geoff Brown Action Learning Caf´e What is the next level for our work March 24th Case Study (Suggested - to be The Eco Teams Model Trewin Restorick, Webinar Duration 30 mins confirmed by Program Members) CEO, Global Action Plan (UK) April 13th Peer Review of Design Volunteers invited at first meeting Webinar Duration 30 mins Member Program Module 2: IMPLEMENTATION What techniques are being used? What’s effective? What’s next? ? Early May Conversation Starter Making Change Positive Futerra (UK) Webinar Duration 30 mins (Suggested - to be confirmed by Program Members) Mid May Peer Exchange Meeting & Innovation in Implementation: Facilitated by Geoff Brown TBC** Duration 3 hours Action Learning Caf´e Exploring the established norms, emerging trends & new edges Mid June Case Study Implementation To be nominated by program Webinar Duration 30 mins members Mid July Peer Review of Implementation Volunteers invited at second Webinar Duration 30mins Member Program meeting Module 3: EVALUATION Comparison of tools, building evaluation into design Early August Conversation Starter Evaluation To be nominated by program Webinar Duration 30 mins members Mid August Peer Exchange Meeting & Evaluation in a context of complexity Facilitated by Geoff Brown TBC** Duration 3 hours Action Learning Caf´e and uncertainty Early September Case Study Evaluation To be nominated by program Webinar Duration 30 mins members End September Member Peer Review Evaluation Volunteers invited at third meeting Webinar Duration 30 mins Module 4: EMERGING PRINCIPLES Overview, consolidation, tipping points, framework development Mid October Peer Exchange Meeting & Emerging principles Facilitated by Geoff Brown Sydney * Duration 3 hours Action Learning Caf´e Mid October 2nd Behaviour Change for Emerging principles and future Sydney Duration 2 days Sustainability Nat. Congress directions presented at congress* All participants required to attend** To be held in a state capital with video conferencing available at satellite locations Peer exchange meetingWebinar: online desktop presentationNB: All dates and times subject to change This program has been developed by the 3 Pillars Network in association with the Institute of Sustainable Futures (UTS).