Friday, July 22, 2016

Nature Based Leadership Workshop - August 20 at Antioch University New England

Saturday, August 20, 9 am – 4 pm
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street, Keene, NH 03431
Join us for an inspiring day focused on how you can benefit from the emerging field of nature-based leadership and put your knowledge to work for others. Leave refreshed and ready to bring the benefits of nature-based experiences to every facet of your life–at home, in relationships, at play and at work in settings as diverse as business, health care and organizational development. And join a growing worldwide community of people committed to reconnecting people with nature for their own health and well-being, and that of Earth itself.
Co-Facilitators and Presenters:

Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., is an innovator, author, organizational executive, educator and widely-sought public speaker. In the fall of 2015, Cheryl was named Research Scholar and founding Executive Director of the Nature Based Leadership Institute at Antioch University New England. 

Beverly Winterscheid, Ph.D., is a successful business person who left the corporate sector to create and serve as Founding Partner of the Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL) with its focus on nature-based leadership development. 

Steve Jones, Ph.D., is the former President of Antioch University New England. He is also a forester by training and a poet by choice. It was Steve’s vision as a founder that created the Nature Based Leadership Institute at AUNE.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to apply nature’s lessons to enhance your life, at home, work, and everywhere else.
  • Strategies for incorporating principles of nature-based leadership in business, education, non-profit and health sectors.
  • A sense of community, connection and support.
  • Opportunities to learn more, from graduate school to life itself.

Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Summer updates

On June 14, I presented at the University of Vermont Food Systems Summit with my colleagues from Antioch University New England's Community Garden Connections. Based on the Summit theme of "What Makes Food Good?" we gave a panel presentation and participatory session, "Tending Gardens, Raising Resilience: A Recipe for Community Served Three Ways." Check out the session description and details at the Food Systems Summit website and see the full event program here.

My proposed session, "Framing Food Resilience: Photovoice, Workplace Gardens, and Community-Based Participatory Research," has been accepted for the 2016 NAAEE Research Symposium on October 18-19, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. I am greatly looking forward to this experience as I explore and highlight the roles of workplace gardeners in local food system efforts while developing my research skills and preparing for my qualifying exam for the PhD program this fall.