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“How to Be an Agent of Change” Training

Wednesday, October 16 2013, 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM


Fall offering is six Wednesdays in October, November and early December.


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“How to Be an Agent of Change” Training


Fall offering:

Six Wednesdays: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, break, December 11

6:00 to 7:45 p.m. in Downtown Portland

(Wednesdays don’t work for you? Contact us to hear about additional course offerings.)


There is no charge for the class, but advance registration is required. For information or to reserve your space, contact Emily Klavins at 503-227-2315 or Learn more about the Center:


Join the growing network of over 850 Portlanders who have completed the How to Be an Agent of Change training, which was developed by veteran change agents Jeanne and Dick Roy.* This sustainable leadership training imparts a proven framework for advancing sustainability or ecological awareness in a chosen “circle of influence” (workplace, neighborhood, school, etc.). Recent project examples: a parent forming a nature club at his child’s school; a NE resident starting a kitchen share space in her neighborhood; an employee organizing a non-curbside recycling system at her office; a nonprofit volunteer making the annual fundraising event zero waste.


During the training, you select your circle and vision for change, and the facilitators give you tested tools and strategies to be successful. Participants collaborate and consult with one another during steps of early implementation. In addition to creating a complete plan for action, core skills gained include how to: 1) be more effective in recruiting others to your cause, 2) set and reach your goals, and 3) maintain project momentum.


After completing the training, trained “Agents” become part of the Agent of Change Network, which offers ongoing project support through events, additional trainings, and networking opportunities, all at no cost.


*Jeanne and Dick Roy, Co-Directors of the Center for Earth Leadership, are co-founders of the Center, the Northwest Earth Institute, and the Oregon Natural Step Network, three Portland-based nonprofits promoting sustainable practices and ecological awareness.

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