Bulletins from San Francisco
Sunday, 03 August 2014 by Leah Scampoli

Note: The location is to be determined, but will be in downtown San Francisco. Please visit www.stc-sf.org/stc-meetings.htm for the latest information. Once we confirm the new location, we will send an email with all the details.


Do you ever wonder what you can do to help shift the world toward more sustainable outcomes? Come join a conversation related to"sustainability thinking," facilitated by Linda Urban.

We face a lot of problems in the world today--economically, environmentally, and socially. One way to tackle them is for organizations to broaden their focus from one that is primarily on economic outcomes, to one that includes a"triple bottom line" in their strategy and thinking (planet, people, and profit).

Shifting the focus of an organization requires a change in culture, throughout. Sometimes the change starts at the top, but sometimes the changes start on the inside, with grassroots efforts by individuals.

In this evening discussion, we'll talk about things like:

- What is sustainability?
- How might sustainable practices benefit our organizations?
- How does our work fit into larger systems--both within our organization, and beyond? And how does that relate to"sustainability"?
- What kinds of changes could be made within our workplaces to facilitate sustainable practices?
- What steps can we take, to support and encourage sustainability within our workplaces?


Linda Urban, a long-time technical communication consultant and instructor, is now focusing on organizational performance and workplace learning. Her current focus is on change management, workplace research, program evaluation, and sustainability. She works with teams to help them develop skills, knowledge, and expertise as they transition to new ways of working.

Linda teaches in the Technical Communication program at UC Berkeley Extension, and this fall she will be an Adjunct Graduate Faculty member in the online Masters' program Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning at Boise State University.

Note: There will NOT be a live Webinar this month, but the meeting will be recorded.

Visit www.stc-sf.org to purchase tickets.