This workshop examines how important leadership is in sustaining momentum for climate change. Drawing from the management literature on change, innovation and transformation, this interactive half-day workshop examines the role of adaptation in developing climate change plans. Important leadership competencies are presented through the use of a process called adaptive collaborative risk management (ACRM). A case study approach allows participants to learn from the facilitator, and each other, while developing ideas for contributing to their own climate change adaptation leadership development.
Brad May is an adjunct professor and research associate with the Brock University Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) in St. Catharines, Ontario. http://www.brocku.ca/environmental-sustainability-research-centre. His research interests include leadership, climate change adaptation, stakeholder engagement, community planning and disaster risk management. He is also a PhD candidate in the Joint Program in Geography, University of Waterloo, Ontario and a member of the Environmental Change and Governance Group. http://web.me.com/ecgg/ECGG/Welcome.html
Brad also operates an adaptation consultancy – Foreseeability Inc.
Adam Fenech, Ph.D. (Toronto) – Dr. Fenech has worked extensively in the area of climate change since 1988 starting at the Toronto Conference on the Changing Atmosphere and the IPCC First Assessment Report. Dr. Fenech shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has edited 7 books on climate change over the past 7 years, most recently as editor of the international journal on Climate Impacts and Adaptation Science. Dr. Fenech has taught at the University of Toronto since 1998, and lectures regularly at universities across Canada and around the world. He has joined the University of Prince Edward Island as Director of the Climate Research Unit.
$75.00 (GST included)
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|08:30am - 08:50||Introduction and Discussion of Leadership|
|08:50 - 09:30||Climate Change Adaptation Leadership|
|1. Climate Risk Management|
|2. Complexity Leadership Theory and Adaptive Leadership|
|3. Adaptive Collaborative Risk Management for Climate Change Adaptation Leadership|
|09:30am - 09:40||Health Break|
|09:40 - 10:00||Case Study - Vinifera Region|
|10:00 - 10:30||Group Exercise|
|10:30 - 11:45||Discussion|
|11:45am - 12:00||Conclusion, Reflection and Personal Action|