EMERGE: Strategic Leadership for the Sustainable Building Community - Self Study

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Author: Kathleen O'Brien

Subjects: Green Building: Sustainable Building

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Description

In a series of 20 presentations and interviews recorded in 2014, O’Brien shares the strategic leadership model that is at the core of EMERGE programs, along with case studies, and practical guidance to assist you on your personal leadership journey.

Kathleen O’Brien brings 30-plus years as an award-winning educator, writer, strategic planner, and project consultant in the sustainable building field to her work as Founder of the EMERGE Leadership Project. Through this project, O’Brien has been providing leadership development support including training, mentoring, and tools to green building professionals and advocates with the ultimate goal of making this world a better place for all living species, now and into the future.

Professionals who have participated in EMERGE programs have successfully launched policy initiatives, commercial enterprises, professional career transitions, community projects and more. The sustainability coordinator of one leading design firm has called EMERGE training “life-altering.”

It’s a BOOK too! Emerge: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community (Spring 2016) describes the EMERGE Leadership Model and provides practical guidance to help you apply it. With purchase of the book you have access to a personal leadership development template, bonus exercises, helpful links and suggested reading to enhance your leadership journey. Watch the videos and read the book for an enriched learning experience! More information at www.emergeleadershipthebook.org.

Learning Objectives

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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Not Eligible for Continuing Education Credits or Certificates

Since this is a free course, it is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential. Certificates of completion and CEU Credits are only available for our premium paid courses.

Author

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Kathleen O'Brien

Executive Director, EMERGE

Kathleen O’Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, is a long time leader in the sustainable building field, recognized in 2008 as a lifetime Cascadia Fellow for her work developing collaborative green building programs, conducting research to support enabling green building policy, coordinating policy demonstration projects, and empowering professionals through tailored continuing...[more]

Course Outline

EMERGENT LEADERSHIP: What does it take and do you have what it takes? Aligned with Chapters 1-4 of EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community. More info at www.emergeleadershipthe book.org

You'll learn: You can lead regardless of position and/or power; Deep transformation requires a systems approach to leadership; and Emergent leadership is characterized by integrity, an attitude of service, and positive aspirations. Aligned with Chapters 1-4 of EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Community by Kathleen O'Brien. Please note that the book presents new material not included in the videos (produced in 2014)

  • Introduction: Leading from Any Chair (Video - 06:03 minutes)
  • The Emerge Leadership Model (Video - 02:53 minutes)
  • What does Emergent Leadership look like? Part 1 (Video - 03:39 minutes)
  • What does Emergent Leadership look like? Part 2 (Video - 01:27 minutes)
  • Why is Emergent Leadership particularly suited to making the transformation? (Video - 02:37 minutes)
  • What does the sustainable transformation of the built environment look like? (Video - 25:05 minutes)
  • A special kind of leadership: integrity, attitude of service positive aspirations (Video - 19:36 minutes)
Understanding and Leading Positive Change.. Aligned with Chapters 5-10 of EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainble Building Community. More info at www.emergeleadershipthebook.org.

You will learn that there are conditions for change to occur, and as an emergent leader you can foster them; that integrated design is a change management process and can be used as a strategic leadership tool; and how different situations require unique approaches to attaining positive change. Aligned with Chapters 5-10 of EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Community by Kathleen O'Brien. Please note that the book presents new material not included in the videos (produced in 2014)

  • Three strategic leadership skills (Video - 11:23 minutes)
  • The Change Component of the EMERGE Leadership Model (Video - 04:41 minutes)
  • How does change occur? (Video - 12:22 minutes)
  • Leading strategically means thinking in systems (Video - 09:45 minutes)
  • How can positive psychology help us intervene with better results? (Video - 16:45 minutes)
  • Integrated design is a strategic leadership tool (Video - 06:54 minutes)
Beyond Buy-In: Infusing Leadership Development & Learning Into Every Project. Aligned with Chapters 11-14 of EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community. More infor at www.emergeleadershipthebook.org.

This week we'll consider the following ideas: true collaboration for systemic transformation, and is more than agreement; leadership development and joyful learning should be integrated into every collaborative project, and every project/scenario is an opportunity to be transformative; and seeking support is a positive and necessary step for emergent leaders. Aligned with Chapters 11-14 of EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Community by Kathleen O'Brien. Please note that the book presents new material not included in the videos (produced in 2014)

  • Introducing the Community Component of the EMERGE Leadership Model (Video - 02:26 minutes)
  • What is Emergent Collaboration? (Video - 10:36 minutes)
  • Collective Impact: How do we improve it? (Video - 09:38 minutes)
  • Scenario planning is a strategic leadership tool (Video - 19:06 minutes)
  • Every meeting is an opportunity to lead (Video - 08:59 minutes)
  • Emergent Leaders need support (Video - 06:57 minutes)
  • Making a personal plan to change (Video - 11:31 minutes)