Keynote speaker David Peter Stroh will discuss why organizations tend to resist leaders well-intentioned change initiatives, and will identify ways of applying systems to meet this challenge. More details to come.
Amy Halloran will guide us through the Farmers Market to meet the farmers who grew the ingredients selected for the savory and sweet crepes and waffles that will be enjoyed at the end of the tour. Then while Amy is off preparing our feast, Amy Koren-Roth (founder and forever foodie of Taste of Troy Food Tours) will set the historical stage of 19th Century Troy, including its special connection to a key kitchen tool and ingredient that will be used in preparing our breakfast feast. We will get insights into wine pairing for our meal at one of Clark Hospitalitys many Troy establishments Twenty-Two 2nd Street Wine Company. Finally returning to the Arts Center to savor our breakfast and get insights into grains.
This plenary will introduce philanthropists to basic systems principles & tools and explore their implications for actions foundations can take to lead systemic change. Material will be drawn from David Peter Stroh's recent book Systems Thinking for Social Change.
Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar
Two out of every three years, Polyface offers this two-day, six meal (its worth coming just for the meals) intensive seminar limited to 30 people in order to maintain intimacy. If you ever wanted to go behind the scenes with the Salatin family, this is your opportunity. We actually process chickens, process rabbits, go up the mountain to see pigs, discuss water systems and road building.
2017 Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar Dates
Location: NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Lyndon Virkler
Sunday, 1-2:30 PM
Lessons From the Vermont Fresh Network
This workshop is for farmers who wish to improve their sales to local restaurants, schools and institutions. As the Farm to Table movement has grown, the challenge for both producers and chefs has been how to connect and develop mutually beneficial relationships. We will review challenges, opportunities and available resources.
Lyndon Virkler: Dean of Faculty, NECI; co-author of Farm to Table, The Essential Guide to Sustainable Food Systems.
Location: University of Dundee, United Kingdom | Authors: Petra Kuenkel
Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing peoples wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earths support system. Petra Kuenkel will deliver two practice sessions at this conference.
At University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
The fourth Potsdam Summer School from 04th 13th September 2017 will address the central question: How can transdisciplinary knowledge production be integrated in inclusive governance processes towards the achievement of sustainable development as in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Petra Kuenkel will give a speech about challenges of SDG implementation on 5th Sept 2017 at 13:30 till 14:30 pm (CET).
At The Potsdam Summer School 2017 will be conducted at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Albert Einstein Campus and the University of Potsdam.
Location: Swiss Hotel Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland | Authors: Petra Kuenkel
Themed Step Up to the Next Level - Achieving Influence and Success through Effective Self-Leadership, Petra will be a keynote speaker at the second edition of this conference for strategies and practical solutions for enhancing leadership effectiveness for women.
The 2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance will address the overarching theme of Allocation and Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World. This theme acknowledges the multiple crises faced across the world and the uneven distribution of their impacts. Earth system governance must address the entire spectrum of environmental, social and political inequalities. Petra Kuenkel will held an innovative "Science meets Practice Session" with the topic "Strengthening multi-level governance capacities"
At Lund University in Lund, Sweden
Location: Bayerischer Hof Munich, Germany | Authors: Petra Kuenkel
The EBAN Summit Munich 2017 is one of Europes largest and most influential events for family offices, institutional investors, and business angels. This year it is held under the leadership of international Club of Rome members and the AQAL Group, a multi-family office. Petra Kuenkel will be a keynote speaker during the EBAN Summit.
At Bayerischer Hof Munich