GWC Workshop 6

From GWC to Cultural Transformation: Creating Lasting Change in Your Organization

Date

Thursday, January 26

Time

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

(8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Registration, Networking & Breakfast)

Location

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

305 Wood Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Cost

$10.00 for Green Workplace Challenge Participants

$25.00 for Sustainable Pittsburgh Member/GWC Non-Participant

$35.00 for Sustainable Pittsburgh Non-Member/GWC Non-Participant

Overview

Changing habits. It’s a common theme around the New Year. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions: eat healthier; start exercising.  It’s one thing to focus on changing oneself.  How do you approach changing an organization?

In this workshop, participants learned how to transform organizational culture into one that embraces sustainability.  Presenters discussed how individuals are influenced by their work environment and how to successfully manage the change process.  Attendees heard from previous and current Green Workplace Challenge participants on how they utilized the GWC to introduce new initiatives, maintain engagement among employees throughout the year, and celebrate their achievements.  Discussions centered on what worked and what didn’t and how to apply lessons learned.

All were welcome. GWC participation was not required to attend.

Featured Presenters

Julie Downs, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Social and Decision Sciences, Dietrich College at Carnegie Mellon University

Kathy Hrabovsky, Sustainability Manager, Allegheny County

David Lassman, Distinguished Service Professor of Organizational Management, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University

JoAnn Rizzo, ECO-Chair, Associate, AE Works

Jennifer Stockdale, Local Marketing Specialist, IKEA Pittsburgh

Sara Thompson, Principal, Pashek +MTR

Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration, Networking and Breakfast

8:30 am Welcome and Introduction

Autumn Secrest, Sustainable Business Program Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh

8:30 – 9:00 am Making Better Decisions: How Social Cues Influence Decision-Making

Julie Downs, Associate Research Professor, Social and Decision Sciences, Dietrich College at Carnegie Mellon University

9:00 am – 9:05 am Q&A

9:05 am – 9:35 am From Everyday Decisions to Cultural Transformation: Guiding Change in Your Organization

David Lassman, Distinguished Service Professor of Organizational Management, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University

9:35 am – 9:40 am Q&A

9:40 am – 10:20 am 10-Minute Case Studies: Using the GWC to Initiate Change

                        JoAnn Rizzo, ECO-Chair, Associate, AE Works

                        Jennifer Stockdale, Local Marketing Specialist, IKEA Pittsburgh

                        Kathy Hrabovsky, Sustainability Manager, Allegheny County

                        Sara Thompson, Principal, Pashek+MTR

10:20 am – 11:00 am Panel Discussion: Next Steps in Your Organization’s Path to Sustainability