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Challenges


Challenge and Solution

Challenge:  *At a Glance: Who, What, Why, How

Summary:  For a summary of who may find our assistance helpful, what we can help you accomplish, how we partner to do it, what tools we can choose from, and how you may benefit from the work.

Description:
WHO MAY WANT THIS KIND OF HELP:
· Visionary Leaders
· Visionary Entrepreneurs
· Business owners
· Stakeholder groups
· Communities
· Teams
· Collaborative groups
· Non-profits
· Youth and Teachers
· Youth organizations
· Economic development organizations
· Educators
· Environmentalists
· Corporate leaders
· Technical assistance providers
· Local governments
· Boards of directors
· Green business service providers
· Community organizers
· Groups and organizations

WHAT WE ACCOMPLISH:
· Metrics-based solutions
· Socially responsible business
· Pollution prevention
· Community development
· Feasibility study
· Board development
· Continuous improvement
· Industrial ecology
· Eco-industrial clusters

WHAT BENEFITS YOU MAY RECEIVE:
· Higher Profits
· Reduced Risk of: Angry neighbors, Increased regulations (and their costs), Competition, Price increases
· More Effective Teams
· Smaller landfills
· Wealth creation
· Economic development
· More sustainable economic development
· Rural economic development
· Empowered participants
· Collaborative neighbors
· Culturally-supportive solutions
· Alchemy – when wastes become profit-centers
· Creativity and dreams coming true

· … oh, yeah, a healthier environment!


HOW YOUR GROUP DOES IT:
· Creative brainstorming
· Collaborative decision-making
· Consensus decision-making
· Entrepreneurship training
· Business planning
· Facilitative teams
· Action planning
· Strategic planning
· Adult learning
· Implementation and follow-through
· Board retreats
· Stakeholder meetings
· Neighborhood groups
· Finding opportunities in challenges
· Goal setting
· Group process
· Visioning
· Organizational development
· Organizational learning
· Problem solving
· Value-added wealth creation
· Entrepreneurship support · Discovering and implementing technical solutions


HOW I ASSIST YOU:
· Coaching
· Meeting facilitation
· Graphic facilitation
· Systematically looking at linking waste streams
· Linking you to resources, others΄ needs, others΄ solutions


TOOLS:
· The Natural Step
· Green Zia
· ZERI
· Technology of Participation – Institute for Cultural Affairs
· Quality approaches
· Systems approaches
· Bite Sized Hope approach
· Playing Our Way to Sustainability approach
Solutions:
Action Planning
Business Planning
Customized Reports
Easier changes
Effective Teams
Greater Efficiencies
Harness Problems to Energize Solutions.
Higher Profits
More Fun Together
Process Improvement
Program Management
Quality Approach
Reduced Risk
Strategic Planning
Summary of Solutions
Sustainability
Think Smarter than your Competitors
To be Environmentally Responsible
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