Gillian’s expertise is in creating dynamic experiential learning environments, facilitating productive multi-stakeholder dialogue processes, interactive learning design, social media applications for communication and learning, and innovative curriculum and training materials development.
Gillian’s past experience includes Head of Learning and Leadership at The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and serving as the Director of Capacity Development at LEAD International. She recently co-authored The Systems Thinking Playbook for Climate Change. She lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Read Gillian’s blog here.
As a licensed Affiliate of the AtKisson Group, the Office of Sustainability uses the Sustainability Compass and the VISIS Method and Accelerator tools to conduct sustainability education and training, planning and decision-making initiatives with audiences on campus and in communities.
Office Director Mike Kensler and Program Manager Amy Strickland are graduates of the Center for Sustainability Transformation Master Class (a member of AtKisson Group) and are available to assist interested parties in their move toward a more sustainable future. They are based in Auburn, Alabama, USA.
David has represented the United States at UN and World Bank, sponsored meetings on sustainability, spoken at many conferences, and led dozens of workshops on sustainability-related topics. He is an expert speaker, presenter, advisor and facilitator. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Francois Raguenot is a 2010 graduate of the Center for Sustainability Transformation Master Class. In addition to being certified in the application of the VISIS Method and Accelerator tools, he is very experienced with The Natural Step framework and other tools for managing sustainability planning. He is also in charge of the ISO 26000 evaluation of several organizations, in collaboration with AFNOR, the French national standardization body.
JF “Jeff” Fillaut graduated from the Center for Sustainability Transformation Master Class in 2011 and consults on ISO 26000 and other management tools. He also manages Cabinet Espere’s extensive work with social and sustainable entrepreneurship in Senegal (for which Cabinet Espere has received national recognition). The Cabinet Espere office in Senegal also functions as the AtKisson Group’s representative in West Africa.
Jean-François and François also contribute to the development of Internet Tools to facilitate the evaluation of greenhouse gases emissions and social responsibility reporting. Cabinet Espere is based in Vendôme, France and Dakar, Senegal.
Isak Stoddard acts as Programme Director and Educational Coordinator at CEMUS. His professional focus in recent years has been on transdisciplinary Education for Sustainable Development, with an emphasis on experiential, transformative and lifelong learning. However, he has also worked in Asia, North America and Europe on issues related to renewable energy, environmental degradation, children’s rights, human trafficking, and alternative development paths. Isak’s educational background is in engineering physics, systems technology and energy systems. CEMUS is based in Uppsala, Sweden.
Piotr Magnuszewski, co-founder and managing director, is highly experienced as a systems modeller, professional trainer, facilitator, and researcher, and is particularly involved in linking theory with practice, science with policy, and knowledge with action, through diverse systems and knowledge management tools.
Piotr uses his expertise in systems thinking and practice to apply and teach systems tools to diverse groups of scientists, NGOs, businesses, and administrations around the world. He has designed many simulation and role-playing games addressing the issues of sustainable development, and is also the author of many research and educational publications. CRS is based in Krakow, Poland.
Recent work projects include helping 5000 members of Australia’s peak membership body for retail pharmacy, “The Guild,” to engage with sustainability; as well as connecting with rural industries, such as the wine sector, to engage in water adaptation at a regional level in association with climate change adaptation thinking.
Above all, Andy enjoys making sustainability fun and rewarding for clients and communities—helping to make science and policy engaging, and positive change a part of life. Andy lives in Adelaide, Australia.
Co-founder Riichiro Oda has extensive experience at the intersection of business, systems thinking, and sustainability. He is co-author, together with Junko Edahiro, of a new systems thinking guidebook, and he advises http://medimagery.com/buyvalium/ both companies and Japanese government agencies on issues ranging from climate change to corporate social responsibility. With a background in management, Rich combines mastery of sustainability theory and practice with solid experience in business implementation. Change Agent, Inc. is based in Tokyo, Japan.
Alex founded the Bangkok professional chapter of Net Impact, a community of business leaders promoting positive social and environmental change. He also fathered the CSR Committee of the American Chamber in Thailand which oversees an annual Recognition program for Chamber members, whose sustainability strategies excel.
As an independent consultant, Alex introduced dozens of organizations to stakeholder engagement. In 2012 he joined the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration (Chulalongkorn University) to help found their Center for Sustainability Management. Today, he serves as a resource for degree programs while continuing to urge corporates to end the hostilities between business and society. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand.
Kate Oganesyan is an associate professor at the Institute of Chemistry and Problems of Sustainable Development at Mendeleev University, as well as a technical advisor for the ICS Group in Russia.
Kate has spent over 18 years researching ICT impact on the environment, data center design, energy consumption, and efficiency indices. As a professor, Kate lectures in System Dynamics, Computer Modeling, and Geographic Information Systems.
Kate also works as a translator and editor. She’s translated several books for publishing in Russia, including Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows, and Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update by Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, Dennis L. Meadows. She lives in Moscow, Russia.
Ben is the Pro Vice Chancellor for Engagement at Southern Cross University, a Senior Associate of the AtKisson Group, and Director of The Connect Project. He lives in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration is the first internationally accredited business school in Thailand, and is dedicated to grooming future leaders in the area of sustainability management. The Sasin Center for Sustainability Management is a partnership between the Institute and CREATE, a leading Thai NGO and a formal AtKisson Group affiliate.
At Sasin, corporate responsibility is more than a trendy catch-phrase. It is at the very centre of Sasin’s Core Values: “Teamwork and leadership guided by wisdom, integrity and social responsibility.” It is also among our fundamental learning objectives. Sasin is in Bangkok, Thailand.