2012 ACBSP Region 4 Conference Presentation #8 - Head and Stutz
Sustainable Practices:10 Suggestions To Obtain Faculty “Buy In” Thomas Head & Melissa Stutz Roosevelt University
• Sustainability is not just a call for radical environmentalism,• It is all about managing a behavioral change among the employees. • But, how do we typically approach such issues in colleges & universities?
Suggestion 1• Make people aware of the need for action – it must be significant and personal.
Suggestion 2 • Give people feedback – specific and concrete, even if it isn’t “good”
Suggestion 3• Don’t dictate. Participate! All Levels!!
Suggestion 4 • Don’t do everything all at once. Use the incremental approach – step-by-step
Suggestion 5• Celebrate successes along the way!
Suggestion 6 • Lead by action, quietly and clearly.
Suggestion 7• Coopt the naysayers, don’t ignore or force them.
Suggestion 8 • Reward people – share the gains and the credit
Suggestion 9• Keep things “light” – not hopeless and “doom and gloom”
Suggestion 10 • Institutionalize the program. Make sure it isn’t simply the “fad of the month”. • Human Resources, not Marketing