Sustainable Business Alliance

The Sustainable Business Alliance is a membership organization for companies committed to greater environmental and socially responsible business practices. Our members are a diverse community of over 100 sustainable businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. We strengthen our businesses through networking, education, and partnership opportunities. We learn from and support each other through strong community and collaboration.

Our mission is to promote sustainable business practices, nurture the environmentally-committed business sector, advocate the environmentally progressive policies, and improve the environmental profile of economic activity in the East Bay.

If you are already implementing sustainable practices in your business, or would like to learn more about greening your business, consider membership in our growing network of eco conscious entrepreneurs.

phone (510)757-4954
PO Box 11944 Berkeley, CA 94712

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Speaker Event - Reclaiming Buried Treasure in Treacherous Times

posted by sustainablebiz on Feb 26th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Join us on March 12th for a collaborative evening with Terry Mandel and Ken Homer:



Reclaiming Buried Treasure in Treacherous Times

A Collaborative Conversation on Wise Ways to Work Sustainably

Sba Speaker Event - Reclaiming Buried Treasures - Terry Mandel and Ken Homer

Research confirms that, while fear makes us stupid, collaboration makes us smarter. Without a map that pinpoints safe havens in our current economic landscape, we'd be wise to explore this difficult terrain with others! Through lively, interactive dialogue, we'll search together for buried treasure - insight, wisdom, untapped potential - that can light our way, individually and collectively, in these dark times. As sustainable business leaders, solopreneurs, team members, and activists, even the innovative ways of thinking, seeing, and engaging that got us where we are now are not sufficient to take us where we need to go. We invite you to join fellow green business practitioners for a timely opportunity to reclaim and co-create wiser ways to work sustainably, with ourselves, with our colleagues, and with our communities. Expect a practical, meaningful, and stimulating evening!

Time and again, co-presenters Terry Mandel and Ken Homer have seen collaborative tools significantly outperform problem-solving approaches in diverse work environments. Terry has advised leaders, entrepreneurs, emerging and established companies, and nonprofit organizations in the US and abroad since 1979. As principal of The Terry Mandel Collaborative, she advocates for individuals, teams, and systems committed to making a difference that matters - through leadership mentoring, strategic planning, change management, marketing/branding, organizational restructuring, meeting design and facilitation, and collaborative learning programs. Ken is the founder of Leading Collaborative Conversations, a consultancy dedicated to supporting organizations that want to include more voices and make better choices in the decisions that determine their success. An integral member of the core team that developed the World Café dialogue process, Ken is also certified as an Integral Coach through New Ventures West, where he serves as adjunct faculty. Both are known as lively, sensitive, and skillful facilitators.

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Center for Sustainable Communities
2105 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley

Register here

Co-Sponsors: Alameda County Green Business Program, The Daily Californian,
The East Bay Express, The Green Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Berkeley Association

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