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The Role of Arts in Sustainability Leadership
August 1, 2014 — CLiGS

What do a scientist, a policy analyst, and a park ranger have in common? Each of them needs to cross boundaries and connect in meaningful ways with others. That common need is the basis for a new approach to leadership communication training being used in the Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program at Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) in Arlington, Virginia. The interdisciplinary program, which lasts 14 months, places a high degree of emphasis on… Read More
Marine Biodiversity: What Should We Look at Next?
Marine Biodiversity: What Should We Look at Next?
July 24, 2014 — Iris Picat

The Online Masters of Natural Resources (MNR) is a distance learning program taught by a diverse group of sustainability professionals, which encourages students to think of global issues in an interconnected way. With an interdisciplinary conservation background, Dr. Megan Draheim is one such professional who, along with teaching an array of MNR classes, also recently authored an article on the importance of marine biodiversity conservation. The article, published in the journal Conservation Biology this past spring, stresses that our understanding… Read More
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Architects Explore Sustainable Housing Development in China
July 9, 2014 — CLiGS

This year the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) continued to build upon its experience in China, expanding the reach of its China-related programs, by developing and leading a study tour for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the U.S.’s leading professional association for architects. The group of 19 professional architects, all members of AIA’s Housing Knowledge Community and representing a wide range of both private architecture practices and academic institutions, traveled to China’s Yunnan Province in May, (more…) Read More
The Art of Yes: Improvisation for Sustainability Leaders
July 1, 2014 — Patricia Raun

Each of us needs to cross boundaries of all kinds and connect in meaningful ways with others. That common need is the basis for the approach to leadership communication that I bring to the Executive Master in Natural Resources (XMNR) program at Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) in Arlington, Virginia. (more…) Read More