Where Sustainability Experts Grow
 

Commonground

Where Sustainability Experts Grow

June 26 - 28, 2019 in Chicago

 
 
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CommonGround chicago is a 3-day INvitation Only event that brings together 60 sustainability leaders, change agents, and professionals who represent a cross-section of organizations.

 
 

Program

Three energized days filled with building professional relationships, engaging speakers, and understanding transformative frameworks. Below is a broad overview of each day's activities, all included with registration.

Wednesday, June 26 (9am - 7pm)

  • High-Impact Sustainability Leadership Concepts – Core (optional for alumni)

  • Learning Lab & Peer-to-Peer Coaching

  • Being a Change-maker: Organizational Culture vs Strategy

  • Keynote: Adversaries as Allies: Sustainability Through Unlikely Partnerships - Bob Langert, Greenbiz & McDonald's (retired)

  • State of Sustainability Leadership Panel

  • Reception (Included) - DIRTT, 325 N Wells St

Thursday, June 27 (9am - 8pm)

  • High-Impact Sustainability Leadership Concepts – Advanced

  • Learning Lab & Peer-to-Peer Coaching

  • Walks & Talks

  • Participant Showcase

  • Dinner (Included)

Friday, June 28 (9am - 3pm)

  • Ask a Senior Leader Breakout Session & Panel

  • Learning Lab & Peer-to-Peer Coaching

  • Report Outs & Wrap Up

 

SELECT PAST PARTICIPANTS

Since CommonGround launched in 2015, over 75 organizations have participated across the corporate, higher education, government and nonprofit sectors. Here are some of them:


Why attend?

ADVANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP

Bring purpose and agility to your organization, using sustainability to drive innovation, engagement & performance.

CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION

A mix of participation from corporate, higher education, government and nonprofits.

BEST-IN-CLASS INSTRUCTION

Harvard executive eduction lead faculty paired with top business executives and practitioners.

BE INSPIRED AND RENEWED

Go forward in your profession with new energy, vision, and confidence.

60 PARTICIPANTS

Attendance is limited to experienced sustainability leaders for an intimate workshop environment.

LASTING CONNECTIONS

Purpose-driven leaders striving to contribute meaningfully to our greatest 21st-century challenges.


faculty and advisors

Engage with professional thought leaders in sustainability on a personal level.

 

 

Speakers

 

 

Advisory board

 

Venues 

We get around!

Three days, three gorgeous locations in downtown Chicago.

 
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Register

Why tiered pricing? Our alumni have told us they value the cross-sector experience at CommonGround and the only way we can provide that is to use a tiered pricing model.

For questions: susan.pearson@merrittconnect.com

 
 

 

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$995

Corporate Participant

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$795

Higher Education Participant

$295

Government or Nonprofit Participant

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what past participants are saying about commonground

…the best event I’ve ever been to.
…enlivening and thought-provoking experience.
A wonderful experience. It was truly incomparable.
A truly inspiring few days with amazing people and remarkable venues.
Thank you for all your leadership creating the opportunity to learn with and from such a powerful group of change agents.
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Testimonials

CommonGround Chicago is a safe place to discuss systemic challenges, learn trusted strategies for solving problems, and develop a shared language for transformative action. I highly recommend participating in CommonGround for anyone that wants to craft a new vision for your organization.
— Jeremy Manion, CommonGround Chicago 15 and 16, Office Depot

You come away with a kit bag of fresh ideas and new contacts to help you tackle real world problems and opportunities you face every day at your organization. The value returned is high compared to the time spent and the low cost of the conference.
— Duane Carter, Director of Sustainability and Building Performance, Solomon Cordwell Buenz
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