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  1. EARLY BIRD RATES Available until 21st October Ideas, Inspiration, Tools and Collaboration An in-depth, two day exploration into behaviour change for sustainability in our communities & organisations Please note: Everyone will be actively involved throughout these two days of knowledge sharing and collaboration. Bring your ideas and an open mind WORKSHOPS Separately bookable 1 Behaviour Change Practitioners Clinic 2 How to Build a Community of Change Agents
  2. WHAT TO EXPECT We’ll be hearing ideas and case studies, and then tapping into the collective Professor Garry Egger, wisdom in the room in a highly interactive, carefully facilitated format. Director of the Centre for Health Promotion and Research Developed collaboratively with some of Australia’s most active behaviour Professor of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University and an Advisor to the change practitioners, thinkers and researchers, the congress aims to help World Health Organisation and several Government and corporate bodies, Dr Garry Egger has practitioners make real and substantive progress in their work. worked in public, corporate and clinical health for over 4 decades. His recent interests and publications concern the link between obesity, climate change and economic growth. Garry is We’ll work together to consider: the author of Planet Obesity: How we are eating ourselves and our planet to death The relationship between human health and climate change Ed Gillespie, Co-Founder, Futerra (UK) The potential in bridging the gap Ed has driven the creative direction of Futerra's work in sustainability communication since between sectors and disciplines it’s foundation over 10 years ago. He guards against green-wash while putting some fun and passion into sometimes complex messages. His interesting career history includes working for the Natural History Film Unit, as a marine biologist in Australia, New Caledonia and New ways of thinking about our work, Orkney and on environmental issues for Transport for London. ourselves and each other How we learn, connect, share ideas Tom Crompton, Change Strategist, WWF (UK) and change in a complex environment Tom is WWF-UK’s Change Strategist. His work examines the basis for today’s dominant How we communicate, the language approaches to environmental communications and campaigns, and asks why these are failing to deliver the scale of change that is needed. He has worked and consulted for many we use and the power of story governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations on environmental issues. His most recent report, Common Cause: The Case for Working with Our Cultural Evaluation and how we understand Values, was published by a consortium of NGOs in September 2010. the difference we make Professor Ian Lowe, President of the Australian Conservation Foundation The use of social media and technology as part of our initiatives Currently emeritus professor of science, technology and society at Grif th University, Professor Lowe’s contributions to environmental science have won him a Centenary Medal, the Eureka Prize for promotion of science, the Prime Minister’s Environment Award for Everyone will be asked to bring their ideas and experience to the congress but Outstanding Individual Achievement, the Queensland Premier’s Millennium Award for some of our key presenters include: Excellence in Science, and the University of NSW Alumni Award for achievement in science. Professor Lowe was named Humanist of the Year in 1988 and made an Of cer of the Order of Australia in 2001. For more info on speakers, please visit
  3. FACILITATORS We’ve been working with a group of 30 behaviour change practitioners as part of an Active Learning Program since last year’s congress. Many of these practitioners have played a key part in developing the agenda and will be co-facilitating sessions on the day. These include: Lead Facilitator Geoff Brown, Tangent Consulting Geoff is the lead facilitator of both the 2011 congress and our Active Learning Program'. Since 2004, he has been the director of Tangent Consulting, specialising in group facilitation, facilitation training and in the design of community change programs. 15 years of hands-on experience and a working knowledge of human psychology allows him to bring a healthy dose of reality to any behaviour change initiative. For more on Geoff, please visit Co-Facilitators Rob Curnow, Dr Chris Riedy, Martin Pritchard, Alex Graham, Jim Castles, Shannon Perdotti, Director, Research Director, Institute Project Manager, National Snr Education Of cer, Of ce Project Guy, Manager of Sustainability, Community Change of Sustainable Futures (UTS) Centre for Sustainability of Environment & Heritage Yarra Energy Foundation Port of Melbourne Corp. Matthew Parnell, Janet Phillips, Julie Harris, Charlie Davie, Tania Crosbie, Damian Sweeney Patrick Mc Cormick Director, Climate Communities, Education Program Mgr, Project Manager, Sustainable Director, Project Manager, National Sustainability Of cer Green Synergy Sustainability Victoria Sustainability Victoria Living, Environment Victoria Sustainability at Work Centre for Sustainability La Trobe University
  4. PRACTITIONERS CLINIC & WORKSHOP SEPARATELY BOOKABLE Pre Congress sessions: Wednesday 9th November CLINIC WORKSHOP BEHAVIOUR CHANGE PRACTITIONERS HOW TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF CHANGE AGENTS Wednesday 9th November, 9am-1pm, Sydney Venue TBC Wednesday 9th November, 1.30pm-5.30pm, Sydney Venue TBC This is a tailored session to meet individual participants needs so NUMBERS ARE STRICTLY Do you have a tough problem / change initiative you are working to address? What if you could LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 20. Please book early to avoid disappointment and note that some facilitate the development of not just one but a whole community of change agents? basic, pre course preparation will be required to customise the workshop to your needs. Over the last two years working together with Sustainability Victoria we’ve been doing just that – This workshop will provide ideas and suggestions for creating positive movement and the chance building a community of change agents in the eld of Educating for Sustainability. Based on to explore the mechanisms of your work in a knowledgeable, collaborative environment, lessons we’ve learnt along the way, this workshop will help you to: facilitated closely by a highly experienced psychologist and social researcher. Develop ways for kick-starting and building a Community Neither for absolute beginners, nor for the advanced, this intensive half day workshop has been of Change Agents designed speci cally for practitioners looking for practical help in moving their current behaviour change initiatives forward. Understand how the 7 principles for cultivating communities of practice can inform your own community building efforts Participants must be willing to share the details of their initiatives openly and con dentially with the group including: Build capability and leadership within your change initiative by leveraging Action Learning processes Identfy blockages, frustrations and difficulties Share successes, breakthroughs and achievements This workshop will be experiential and interactive and you can expect to walk away with a host of practical & pragmatic ways for moving your own community building /change initiatives forward. It will take an evidence based approach to in uencing action, highlighting the importance of using a behaviour change and evaluation framework. If you would like to discuss your suitability to this workshop in more detail, please call Anne Cameron on 02 9810 2164. Designed and facilitated by Designed and facilitated by Rob Curnow, Director, Community Change Andrew Rixon, Babel Fish Group & Convenor of The Story Conference Rob Curnow has worked with a range of practitioners on behaviour Founder of the boutique consulting company Babel Fish Group, change programs over the past 15 years from Our Water Our Future Andrew works as a professional facilitator & leadership coach with to Origin Energy Green Energy program and is currently working with international experience working with organisations in Australia, USA, Cultivating Communities and food web programs, City of Yarra on Netherlands and UK. Principled, innovative & resourceful, Andrew Public Place Recycling and Calder Regional Waste Management enjoys living in Melbourne with his wife Sascha & dog George. Group on evaluating the effectiveness of enforcement program. Andrew can be contacted by email at andrew@babel
  5. CONGRESS AGENDA DAY ONE 10.15am health together creates new ideas and possibilities. Facilitated Group Activity: Using complexity “Understanding the relationship between human health, nature 9.00am theory and systems thinking on a practical, and environmental sustainability” Acknowledgement of Country applied level Matt Ebden, Lecturer, School Of Health and Social Development, Clarence Slockee, Aboriginal Education Of cer, Drawing on the collective wisdom and experience in the room, Deakin University Royal Botanic Gardens we will work together with experienced facilitators to consider “The Kooweerup Health Service community garden has seen how these theories can be applied to our work. This will wide reaching impacts environmentally, socially & economically” 9.10am include working with the Cyne n framework. Aileen Thoms, Health Promotion Practitioner, Introduction to 2011 Congress Lead Facilitator: Geoff Brown, Tangent Consulting Kooweerup Regional Health Service Congress process outline Co-Facilitators: “Initiatives that address human health and climate change can Individual and collective goal setting Behaviour Change Active Learning Program members (see pg 2) work together to influence national policy” Geoff Brown, Tangent Consulting Fiona Armstrong, Convener, The Climate and Health Alliance Speaker TBC, Of ce of Environment & Heritage 11.15am Morning Tea 9.40am 11.35am 2.00pm Social media at the congress: Keynote Address: Bringing the climate change Facilitated Group Activity: How can we bring Experiential learning in practice conversation into our kitchens and dinning rooms interdisciplinary collaboration into our work? This congress is a great opportunity for us to experiment and Is obesity the canary in the coalmine of our consumption Exploring and integrating the existing knowledge in the room, play with social media in a supportive, collaborative environ- driven economy? across disciplines, ment. Whether a complete novice or a compulsive blogger, Jess Exploring the relationship between climate change, eating Using scenarios and group problem solving will show you the tools we will be using over the next two days. behaviours, obesity and the economic system Exploring how we can integrate interdisciplinary approaches into our work Jess Miller, Goody Two Shoes Professor Garry Egger, Director, Centre for Health Promotion and Research, and co-author of "Planet Obesity: How we are eating Lead Facilitator: Geoff Brown, Tangent Consulting NEW MINDSETS AND WAYS OF LOOKING ourselves and the planet to death" (2010) Co-Facilitators: AT OUR WORK Behavior Change Active Learning Program members (see pg 2) 9.50am 12.15pm Lunch How do people learn, connect and share ideas 2.50pm Afternoon Tea CROSS SECTOR LEARNING AND in a complex environment? COLLABORATION 3.10pm Understanding how people connect and form social networks is Working together creates change: one of the biggest challenges in behaviour change. In this 1.15pm session, we consider theories and frameworks around The ‘we are and you are’ approach Exploring ideas & inspiration from the complexity and how our initiatives can be more agile in complex CASE STUDY: Smart City, Solar City Townsville, health sector environments. A whole-of-community partnership in a city's journey to be What can we learn about behaviour change from the work being smart and sustainable. Patricia Rogers, Professor in Public Sector Evaluation, RMIT done in human health promotion? Looking at sustainability and For more info on participants, program updates and related resources, please visit
  6. CONGRESS AGENDA DAY ONE CONTINUED... The UK Centre of Expertise on In uencing Behaviour recom- DAY TWO 10.30am Morning Tea mends the “co-design and partnership delivery (of programs) 9.00am 10.50am involving Government, business, communities, and civil society”. Welcome back and reflections on day one Facilitated Group Activity: Finding and using Using case studies, this session examines the challenges and story in ourselves and others COMMUNICATION: REACHING PAST THE principles of partnering for behaviour change. CONVERTED In this session, we will look at ways to nd and communicate Greg Bruce, Executive Manager, our own stories, help others do the same and pass on these Integrated Sustainability Services, Townsville City Council 9.15am skills to others. Opening Ideas: Stories, sizzle, salience and social Lead Facilitator: Geoff Brown, Tangent Consulting 3.35 pm proof - how great creative communications can Co-Facilitators: effectively activate behaviour change beyond the Behaviour Change Active Learning Program members (see pg 2) Facilitated Group Activity: What collaboration usual suspects already exists between congress delegates and how do we identify the potential for more? A short lm made for the congress by Ed Gillespie, Co-Founder of Futerra Sustainability Communications (UK), 11.45am Using elements of the VicHealth Partnerships Analysis Tool to Connecting the emotional with the intellectual: map out the interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration Followed by top line responses from: Sydney Playback Theatre that already exists in the room; helping the group to identify Dr Tom Crompton, Change Strategist, WWF (UK) via video conference new avenues and approaches to take away. Ben Peackock, Founder, Republic of Everyone This innovative session will take story to another level. Les Robinson, Director, Enabling Change Improvised and interactive theatre form is entertainment and Lead Facilitator: Geoff Brown, Tangent Consulting discovery rolled into one. Playback accesses the stored Co-Facilitators: Followed by Q&A and discussion knowledge and experience within us as a group, knowledge and Behaviour Change Active Learning Program members (see pg 2) experience/stories that might otherwise be passed over in the 10.00am rush to move forward. Playback acknowledges the past and the The Power of Story present, and in doing so creates a springboard to the future. 4.30pm The dynamic combination of theatre and storytelling will build Behaviour Change for Sustainability Active Using the inherent power of story to bring initiatives to life is a connections and fresh perspective needed to advance our work Learning Program Overview connecting force to be reckoned with. Here we look at how to in behaviour change. gain a deeper understanding of the organisation or community What have we been exploring in our Active Learning Program? you are working in, through compelling real life examples. What have we achieved? 12.45pm Lunch What have been the challenges and what have we learnt CASE STUDIES include: along the way? Leveraging Stories to make issues real: The EPA Neighbour- EVALUATION AND MEASURING SUCCESS Richard Milroy, Director, 3 Pillars Network hood Noise Stories Project Using story for cultural diagnosis and change: Exploring and 1.45pm 4.50pm enabling flexible working options within a large Australian How do we develop, adapt and use creative corporate evaluation tools? Closing day one What’s with the Story Zeitgeist? Reflecting on 3 years of Wrap up and self-evaluation running The Story Conference in Melbourne. Measuring impact in complex and unpredictable environments is notoriously dif cult and often consumes a high level of 5.00pm Drinks and socialising Andrew Rixon, Director, Babel Fish Group resources. For more info on participants, program updates and related resources, please visit
  7. CONGRESS AGENDA DAY TWO CONTINUED... What tools and methods are already available in sustainability and other fields of behaviour change? OFFICIAL CONGRESS DINNER How we can use resources prudently to evaluate the Thursday 10th Nov, 6.30pm - 9.30pm effectiveness of our work? A whistle-stop tour of leading evaluation resources and tools THE COMMONS profiled at two recent conferences – the World Social Marketing Local Eating House Conference (Dublin) and the Australasian Evaluation Society 32 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney Conference (Sydney). CASE STUDY: Evaluation of a behaviour change for sustainabil- All congress participants are invited to join us for a convivial and relaxed dinner on the evening of ity program, and how it performed under the ‘stress test’ of real Thursday 10th November. This is a great opportunity to cultivate relationships formed during the world conditions. day and continue interesting conversations in an informal setting. Duncan Rintoul, Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Contribution Research, University of Wollongong $95 per person which includes three courses, some drinks and transport to and from the congress Roberta Ryan, Director of Public Policy, Urbis venue. The congress dinner is a nonpro t event, hosted to build and nurture community between congress delegates and speakers. These presentations will be punctuated by facilitated group activities to help delegates consider how these tools and About the restaurant approaches can be adapted to suit their own evaluation THE COMMONS is a local eating house and bar located in the quiet back streets of Darlinghurst, challenges. Sydney. The menu and ambience is inspired by skilled, traditional cooking that uses regional, Lead Facilitators: Geoff Brown, Roberta Ryan, Duncan Rintoul sesaonal produce and ingredients that “taste of what they are“. Co-Facilitators: Behaviour Change Active Learning Program members (see pg 2) See for more details 2.55pm Afternoon Tea 3.15pm Closing Address Professor Ian Lowe, President of the Australian Conservation Foundation and professor of science, technology and society at Grif th University 3.45pm Social media harvest and congress evaluation 4.15pm Congress CLOSE For more info on participants, program updates and related resources, please visit
  8. REGISTRATION Enquires Group Discounts are available for groups of 3 or more. Please contact Zaf Makdum on 02 9555 4203 for this special rate. Anne Cameron 02 9810 2164 EARLY BIRD RATE Book and pay BEFORE 21st October 2011 Member Rate Non-Member Rate 2 Day Congress $650 $750 Register 2 Day Congress + Building a Community of Change Workshop $890 $990 Zaf Makdum Phone: 02 9555 4203 Fax: 02 9810 6746 Building a Community of Change Workshop ONLY $350 $450 Email: Practitioners Clinic $495 $595 EVENTS, DATES & VENUES: STANDARD RATE Book and pay AFTER 21th October 2011 Behaviour Change for Sustainability 2 Day Congress $750 $850 Date: Thursday 10th- Friday 11th November 2011 Time: 08:30am – 5:00pm 2 Day Congress + Building a Community of Change Workshop $990 $1090 Venue: Australian Technology Park, Bay 4 Atrium, Locomotive Workshop, 2 Locomotive Street, Building a Community of Change Workshop ONLY $450 $550 Eveleigh NSW 2015, Sydney Practitioners Clinic $595 $695 T: + 61 2 9209 4220 Easily accessible by public transport Congress Dinner $95 at rate Clinic Behaviour Change Practitioners All prices include GST. MEMBERSHIP Date: Wednesday 9th November Is free to any individual who attends a 3 Pillars Network event and includes access to members only content, lunches, free webinars and Time: 09:00am – 1pm reduced rates to all 3 Pillars Network events. Venue: Sydney, TBC How do I become a member? Workshop Building a Community of Change Agents You can become a member at the time of registration, please tick the member rate or call Zaf Makdum on 02 9555 4203 for more details. Date: Wednesday 9th November 25% DISCOUNT APPLIES FOR NOT FOR PROFITS, SMALL COMPANIES AND STUDENTS Time: 1.30pm – 5.30pm Venue: Sydney, TBC Please complete Method of Payment Congress Dinner Title Given Names Cheque ( please make cheque payable to 3 Pillars Network Pty Ltd ) Date: Thursday November 10th Surname Book / pay securely online by credit card using PayPal at: Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm Venue: Central Sydney TBC Company Visa MasterCard AMEX (3% surcharge applies) T: + 61 2 9245 2488 Position Name of cardholder Sustainable technology partner Address Card No. CVV No. Presented by: City Postcode Expiry date / Total $ Signature: You will receive an email con rmation & tax receipt once registered Phone Fax The 3 Pillars Network is the leading knowledge network for I am interested in future 3 Pillars Network events sustainable business in Australia. Membership is free for Email any individual who has attended a 3 Pillars event. DO NOT pass my details onto other organisations Visit for more info. Cancellation Policy Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is always welcome at no extra cost. Alternatively, a full Privacy policy 3 Pillars Network reserves the right to change to change refund,minus 50% (incl GST) service charge will be made for cancellations received in writing up to two weeks prior The above information will be recorded in our delegate database. 3 Pillars Network may also share this information the program without notice. to the event. Regrettably, no refund will be given for cancellations received later than two weeks prior to the event. with our event sponsors. Please tick the appropriate box if you do not wish to receive further correspondence