The Emerge Leadership Project (ELP) provides leadership training and mentoring to green building advocates called to lead the transformation we need to a sustainable future. ELP recognizes that there is still much to be done for green buildng to become the norm. One reason is that most of us in the green building movement have focused on tools and technologies. Not a bad thing, but change science has revealed that our interventions would be much more effective if we focus on mindset and process. ELP’s premier offering is a two-day intensive workshop offered at Islandwood Environmental Conference Center that includes presentation, discussion, small group discussion, team-based scenario planning, and personal leadership development planning. Private mentoring sessions also available. More details at www.emergeleadership.net
ELP is a legacy project founded by Kathleen O’Brien, LEED AP, CSBA a nationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability. A writer, educator, strategic planner, and project consultant for nearly 30 years, she has won various leadership awards for her work: Kitsap County YWCA Woman of Achievement (2001), Sustainable Seattle’s Outstanding Leadership Award (2006), Kitsap County Earth Day Award for Environmental Leadership (2007), Cascadia Fellow (2008), and Seattle Community College District’s Innovative Educator for her work developing the National Sustainable Building Advisor Program (2009). Her lifetime achievements as a champion of green building were recognized in 2011 by Dow Constantine, King County Executive, Governor Christine Gregoire and Congressman Jay Inslee. She is a Distinguished Alumna of Antioch University’s Masters Program in Environment and Community and recently earned the Servant Leadership Graduate Certificate through Gonzaga University’s Organizational Leadership Program. She is author of The Northwest Green Home Primer with fellow Bainbridge Islander Kathleen Smith.