Category Archives: Sustainability Engagement Network Discussion (SEND) Series

Sustainability Engagement Network Discussion (SEND) Series is a informal network of Sustainability Engagement Specialists sharing best practices on:

• Planning and strategy – assessing needs, visioning and addressing challenges
• Employee Surveys
• Communicating with front line staff
• Benchmarking/Office rating system
• Beyond start-up – dealing with plateaus and revitalizing programs
• Addressing scope: local vs corporate plans and activities
• Participation – overcoming barriers and competing priorities
• Integrating sustainability into operations – creating culture, gaining leadership support, KPIs
• Tracking and Measurement – outputs, outcomes, metrics, etc
• Reporting – purpose and content

Gameification of Systems Thinking Training

How would you rate your understanding of systems thinking? I want to share a downloadable, fun and practical toolkit that will increase your success. We live in a world of systems.  The traffic you drove through this morning, financial markets, … Continue reading

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Session 9: Reporting – Purpose and Content (Sustainability Engagement Network Discussion

By Wendy Firlotte, Employee Engagement for Sustainability Specialist To follow the topic of the last SEND series post on tracking and measurement, this month will focus on the next step, reporting. The information we collect to track and measure progress … Continue reading

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Sustainability Engagement Network Discussion (SEND) Series # 8: Tracking and Measurement

By Wendy Firlotte, Employee Engagement for Sustainability Specialist Measurement, monitoring, evaluating and reporting sustainability engagement is essential to the effectiveness of your program.  Feedback loops and processes for continual reflection, evaluation, learning and improvement provide evidence of the program’s value, … Continue reading

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Session 7 – SEND Series: Integrating Sustainability into Operations

By Wendy Firlotte, Employee Engagement for Sustainability Specialist What do we mean by integrating sustainability?    When a company begins implementing new sustainability programming, it is often seen as something new and perhaps separate from day to day work.  Many see it as – … Continue reading

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SEND – Session 6 – Participation – overcoming barriers and competing priorities

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Session 5: Beyond Start up – dealing with plateaus and revitalizing programs (SEND)

Wendy gained experience as the Sustainability Engagement Manager for a large multi-national engineeing firm with 171 offices. By Wendy Firlotte, Sustainability Engagement Practitioner. Sustainability engagement programs thrive with involved and enthusiastic employees.  Enthusiasm drives inspiration, motivation, commitment and increased chances … Continue reading

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Internal Benchmarking & Office Rating Systems – Sustainability Engagement Network Discussion (SEND) Series (4)

By Wendy Firlotte, Sustainability Engagement Practitioner. Whether your organization is just starting a sustainability employee engagement program or currently has one that is in need of some revitalization, benchmarking and office rating systems are useful tools.  This type of framework … Continue reading

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Sustainability Engagement Network Discussion (SEND) Series – Session 3 – Communicating with Frontline Staff

By Wendy Firlotte, Employee Engagement for Sustainability Specialist How to effectively communicate with and engage frontline staff is a common concern for many organizations.  It is particularly challenging to reach staff that are regularly out in the field or do … Continue reading

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“Focus” Paves the Way to Engagement Across a Large Organization

It is a “wicked” problem.  How do you engage thousands of employees across 600 sites in your  sustainability program?  In our recent Sustainability Engagement Network Dialogue (SEND) one of the participants had just that problem. Focus is key, notes Wendy … Continue reading

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Engaging Employees in Sustainability – balancing the local/corporate focus

Addressing scope: local vs corporate plans and activities – Session 2 – Sustainability Engagement Dialogue(SEND) By Wendy Firlotte, Employee Engagement for Sustainability Specialist Wendy gained experience as the Sustainability Engagement Manager for a large multi-national engineering firm with 171 offices. … Continue reading

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