If your day to day work involves a focus on sustainability, from creating and/or guiding entire sustainability management systems to leading the charge with specific tasks, this workshop is right for you. Come and experience new tools to elevate your work, the power of sharing a common experience with colleagues, an experienced and engaging faculty, and the reinvigorating connection to the very heart of why you do the work you do.
“I left this ‘unconference’ with a fresh perspective on my career and the challenges du jour at my work. I appreciated the deep networking that took place during three-hour sessions with other sustainability leaders, and the secondary emphasis of connecting back to our passion for sustainability the event included (our personal ‘why’ if you will). The Beyond Sustainability event was a welcome change from larger conferences featuring panels and keynotes.”
– Jeff Yorzyk, Director of Sustainability, Green Chef
Programming will include learning and practice surrounding mindfulness in and at work, useful sustainability assessment tools, creative thinking and discussion about sustainability issues that can only come from connection through hiking and other field-based adventures, contribution to the up and coming sustainability professional’s certification through the International Society for Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), ways to collaborate, and of course networking. All registrants will receive a survey prior to arriving so that we can be sure your experience will be as meaningful as possible. Set in Grand Lake on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park, the beauty and grandeur of the area will inspire you while informing your experience.
Here’s last year’s schedule: Beyond Sustainability 2016 Schedule
Shadowcliff’s buildings were built by the hands of 650 volunteers from 42 countries over the course of 30 years, from the 1950’s to the 1980’s; a tradition that lives on today during May, our volunteer month. You’ll get to soak up these lovingly built rustic spaces as we meet in The Center for programs, share a meal in the Compassionate Kitchen, enjoy time around the fire pit, and spend the night in either Rempel or Cliffside Lodge, both of which feature shared bathrooms with private showers. Share a spacious room with another person or have a room to yourself; double and single occupancy rates are available. Learn more about our rustic accommodations here. All rates include meals prepared with care sourcing local, seasonal, organic food as best we can.
“What I enjoyed about attending Beyond Sustainability was to be in an informal mountain setting that facilitated fantastic dialogue with like-minded colleagues. As opposed to a conference, Beyond Sustainability designed sessions to be longer to have more thoughtful conversation and collaboration among participants. The mountain setting provided a wonderful environment to really reflect.”
– K.J. McCorry, Sustainability Consultant, eco-officiency
Price includes four nights lodging, all meals, and all programming costs. Double occupancy is assigned by Shadowcliff unless two people register and request the other as their roommate. Interested in becoming an ISSP member? Learn more here!
“I attended Beyond Sustainability at a time when I was transitioning my career and I was seeking a tribe, and a place where I could retreat and go deeper in knowledge and awareness of my place in sustainability. That is exactly what I found at Shadowcliff. The place-based aspect of this retreat had a strong impact – we had the opportunity to be in nature and observe and explore the affect of our actions on the ecosystem. The setting, the content, the people, and the food all contributed to a truly memorable and life changing experience.” – Aurora Dawn Reinke, Founder/CEO Astrapto LLC