Thank You to Our 
Sponsors & Members
a complete list is below

Co-Sponsored and Hosted by:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


TLC Members: use "$0 Check Out" Option

best way to predict the
future is to create it.

- Peter Drucker



June 7, 2013

8am to 3pm

Session Schedule below

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum



TLC Members: $0
Guests: $150 until 4/30
$175 as of 5/1

Includes: morning and afternoon session, breakfast, lunch, session materials, write-ups, resources

Guests are invited to attend up to 2 open sessions per year

Who Attends a TLC?

More information about the  session schedule and format are listed at the bottom of this page.

Each TLC includes hearing from the Visioneers, large and small group time, harvesting,
 synthesis, deepening best practices, learning loop & giving loop


Learn more
about the TLCs

Thank You to Our Launch Year Sponsors & Members

scroll down to end of the session description for complete list

Altera Corporation

Cargill, Inc.

Fresh Energy

HealthEast Care System


InCommons/The Bush Foundation


Michael Ray


St. Catherine University

The Sanders Partnership


TLC Members: use "$0 Check Out" Option

Join fellow Twin Cities leaders for a unique and remarkable conversation 

Ecological Wisdom:
Leadership Designs for Innovation, Sustainability, Transformation
this is a continuation of the conversation from the December 2012 TLC

Hosted at the 
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Sustainable Solutions EcoNetworking Series

Conversation Starters:

Patrick Hamilton Director, Global Change Initiatives, Science Learning Division | The Science Museum of Minnesota  
View Pat's bio

Nicole Rom
Executive Director | Will Steger Foundation  

Dr. Cecilia Martinez
Director of Research Programs | Center for Earth Energy & Democracy  

Chuck Bennett
Vice President, Earth & Community Care |

We invite you to a broad exploration of Ecological Wisdom. We will work with concepts of Ecological Intelligence, permaculture design principles.

We will utilize design principles to inform how we plan, design and innovate for the future.

Ecological Wisdom: means applying ecological understanding to our lives, as well as to the environment. It represents a holistic framework for change: whole humans, whole systems, whole organizations, whole communities.

Older ecological norms have meant cleaning up environmental messes or reducing our damage. Today there are more advanced ideas of community, stewardship, better product design, green chemistry, economics based upon sustainability and not growth. 

Rather than providing the whole story, each Conversation Starter holds a piece of the story, and will bring a conversation of the capacities and conditions that need to be present to move from change to transformation.   

Questions to consider: 
  • How does Ecological Intelligence (Eco-Q) help you move through your life and work?
  • How does testing your assumptions help you expand your capacity for innovation?
  • How would you describe the ecology of your organization or community?
  • What are/could be compelling incentives to create a more respectful and harmonious relationship with all who share the planet?
  • When it comes to consumption, how much is enough and who decides?
  • How do we design for optimizing vs. maximizing?

Outcomes for the day: What will have changed for the participants?

We will have both learning and participatory outcomes.
Participants will practice using tools of transformation.   
Participants will gain added experience in examining situations that will benefit from transformation. 
Participants will commit to a new action that creates personal transformation.

Our goal is that you will leave rejuvenated, inspired, and more hopeful about the future of our planet, as well as filled with insights for your journey. Because knowledge-exchange is key to any shift, we will help you connect the dots to and for your organizations and communities. Please join us. 

Thank you!  
Patricia and Craig Neal

  - TLC Session Schedule -

Registration and breakfast: 7:30-8:00am 

Morning Session:
Lunch: 12:30-1:00pm
Solutions Salon/Cohort Groups: 1:00-3:00pm 

Each TLC includes hearing from the Conversation Starters, large and small group time, harvesting the wisdom of the group, synthesis, deepening best practices, learning loop & giving loop (bringing the learnings and wisdom back to your organization or community)

TLC includes a Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Session Materials, Session Audio, Write-ups and Resources.

For this TLC, the Arboretum is graciously offering free parking.

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Members

                                   Cargill, Inc.    



10th Dot - Barry-Wehmiller Inc. - Best Buy Co., Inc. - Business Coaching International BWBR Architects, Inc. - Creative Health Care Management - CQ Communications - Eat for Equity - Environmental Initiative - Eureka Recycling - The Goodman Group - Great River Energy - Korn/Ferry International - Imago Consulting Menttium Corporation - Minnesota International Center - Scheele Learning Systems -SPARK*Y Youth Action Labs - Stine & Bentz - Students Today Leaders Forever - True North Groups - University of Minnesota,  Institute on Community Integration - University of Minnesota, Densford Center for International Nursing Leadership  - Wells Fargo & Company 


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