Mar
10
12:00 pm12:00

ELP Webinar: What's Your Professional Brand?

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We all have one – our own signature brand. Built upon years of work in our fields, we have developed and honed our reputations as professionals and leaders. Whether or not you are actively thinking about the impression you make on others, the things that you do form a specific idea of yourself in peoples minds - both in person and in the digital sphere.

As an ELP Fellow, it’s time to start thinking about the impression you are making as a leader and professional. Learn how to manage and hone your professional brand so that others see you the way you WANT to be seen.

Senior Fellow Mieko Ozeki is the founder and owner of Radiance Studios LLC, a career and organizational development coaching service. She helps individuals with action planning, personal branding, and professional portfolio development and works with organizations to solve problems and reach their goals.

With over a decade of projects and program management experience, she has worked for a variety of non-profit education and environmental organizations where sustainability and stewardship are core values. Currently, she is the Projects Coordinator at the University of Vermont's Office of Sustainability.

AASHE Pre-Conference Workshop
Oct
26
1:00 pm13:00

AASHE Pre-Conference Workshop

  • Oregon Convention Center

Mind Mapping: A Systems Thinking Application for Change Management

Event Website: conference.aashe.org

Facilitators:

Gioia Thompson
Sustainability Director, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Mieko A. Ozeki, MS, ALM
Sustainability Projects Coordinator, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

A growing number of students, faculty, and staff are increasingly concerned about their environmental impacts and demand immediate action to be taken. Despite good intentions, these same people can act in haste rather than strategically implementing a long term solution.

This session will guide participants through the process of mind mapping, based on the frameworks of systems thinking, design thinking, and project management, to identify opportunities for collaboration and mitigating/managing risk. Workshop participants will learn about the process of mind mapping, a technique for visually diagramming information. They will be given an example of how a campus applies this technique to looking at a specific issues, develop and implement an action plan during the session. Mind mapping is a strategic planning process for implementing sustainability into institutional operations, academics, and planning, administration, and engagement. It applies systems thinking, design thinking, and project management.

Participants will draft a mind map, scope statement, and task list that focuses on a current issue he/she is working on at their institution. The workshop provides sustainability officers with the space and time to think and construct a strategy for addressing an issue on campus. The workshop time is 15% presentation and 85% discussing/constructing a mindmap with partners. Be prepared for this work session and bring two problems we can work on together through this process.

AASHE Student Summit Workshop
Oct
26
10:00 am10:00

AASHE Student Summit Workshop

  • Oregon Convention Center

Preparing for the Real World in the Sustainability Field

Registration:  conference.aashe.org

Facilitators:

Mieko A. Ozeki, MS, ALM
Sustainability Projects Coordinator, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Allison Potteiger
Sustainability Communications Coordinator, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

While students will still have to determine the exact career they would like to pursue, and maybe pick out what they will wear on interview day, at the end of the workshop they should hopefully have the rest covered. Attendees will assess their hard and soft skills, discover what work they enjoy, determine the assets they need to build, learn how to build a professional portfolio and learn how to create their own brand to set them apart. We hope to have students walk out of the presentation confident that they can handle the next steps to land their first job out of college. No matter their major, job experience, and extracurriculars, students will leave with a better appreciation of their strengths and understand there are multiple paths to be followed on the way to their dream green job. Attendees will learn about themselves through interactive activities, including mind mapping and pitching their own compelling and engaging one minute stories to each other. Attendees are encouraged to assess and reflect on their own personal experiences and passions to uncover what makes them unique and valuable. They will then be able to build their own personal portfolios and establish an undeniable online and physical presence. We even offer a brief introduction to the general sustainability field, as well as suggest on-campus tools and search engines to find green jobs.

2014 Sophomore Symposium at Champlain College
Sep
21
2:00 pm14:00

2014 Sophomore Symposium at Champlain College

  • Champlain College

This introductory workshop will highlight the diverse careers in the environmental field and how you can do your part for the planet. Attendees will assess their hard and soft skills, discover what work they enjoy, determine the assets they need to build, and learn how to create their own brand to set them apart.