Introduction to Emergent Leadership

A society in which a sustainably built environment is the norm represents a dramatic change in thinking and practice. Are you called to create this change? A change that truly “sticks”? Emergent leadership offers an approach uniquely suited to finding integrated solutions, whether it is for brick and mortar design projects, or for the design of policies and programs that positively impact how our built environment is created, maintained, and renewed.

The Emerge Leadership Project offers training and mentoring for green building advocates in all sectors of our society on the concept of Emergent Leadership and how to apply it with confidence and success. “Introduction to Emergent Leadership: Leadership Tools for Green Building Advocates” is a two-hour workshop that introduces the three essentials of emergent leadership, including servant leadership, change science, and community context. In addition, through discussion and exercises, you will have an opportunity to see how you can use emergent leadership to improve your organization’s effectiveness in achieving sustainability in a lasting manner.

The “Introduction” is pre-approved by the GBCI for 1.5 CE hours for professionals wishing to maintain their LEED credential.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the three key elements comprising the system of Emergent Leadership.
  • For each element, identify one key behavior that you can immediately apply in your role as sustainable building advocate.
  • Give an example of how you will use the concepts of emergent leadership to transform your organization.
  • Explain how leading and learning go hand in hand.

The Introduction features long time green building advocate, leader, author, and Founder of the Emerge Leadership Project, Kathleen O’Brien. Other Emerge faculty will participate as available.

The introduction is available for the following:

  1. As a preview to the two-day workshop, the introduction can be offered in partnership with local green building advocacy organizations as part of their educational programming.
  2. As an in-house workshop to private and public sector organizations that design, build, own, or operate aspects of the built environment, as well as public sector organizations that set and maintain enabling policy impacting these activities.

What’s the difference between the introduction and the two day workshop?