Sustainable Practices:10 Suggestions To Obtain Faculty “Buy In”          Thomas Head & Melissa Stutz                      ...
• Sustainability is not just a call for radical   environmentalism,• It is all about managing a behavioral   change among ...
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 ...
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2012 ACBSP Region 4 Conference Presentation #8 - Head and Stutz

  1. 1. Sustainable Practices:10 Suggestions To Obtain Faculty “Buy In” Thomas Head & Melissa Stutz Roosevelt University
  2. 2. • 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?
  3. 3. Suggestion 1• Make people aware of the need for action – it must be significant and personal.
  4. 4. Suggestion 2 • Give people feedback – specific and concrete, even if it isn’t “good”
  5. 5. Suggestion 3• Don’t dictate. Participate! All Levels!!
  6. 6. Suggestion 4 • Don’t do everything all at once. Use the incremental approach – step-by-step
  7. 7. Suggestion 5• Celebrate successes along the way!
  8. 8. Suggestion 6 • Lead by action, quietly and clearly.
  9. 9. Suggestion 7• Coopt the naysayers, don’t ignore or force them.
  10. 10. Suggestion 8 • Reward people – share the gains and the credit
  11. 11. Suggestion 9• Keep things “light” – not hopeless and “doom and gloom”
  12. 12. Suggestion 10 • Institutionalize the program. Make sure it isn’t simply the “fad of the month”. • Human Resources, not Marketing
  13. 13. Thank you. Comments?

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