New England Fall Fellows Retreat

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 1:30pm - Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 1:30pm


New England




Warren Inn and Conference Center, Ashland, MA

Friday, September 14, 2018

  • 1:30 pm:     2018 Fellows arrive and check in.
  • 2 - 3 pm:     Introductions and orientation for new Fellows.
  • 3 - 5 pm:     Introductions, continued:  Flash Talks.
  • 5 - 6 pm:     Free time.
  • 5:30 pm:     Pre-dinner beer, wine, beverages available in the Dining Room.
  • 6-7:30 pm:  Dinner.
  • 7 - 9 pm:     Social time, campfire.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • 7:45-8:45 am:  Breakfast.
  • 8:45 - 5 pm:  TRAINING:  Equity as a 21st Century Leadership Competency.  The Switzer Foundation is working in partnership with Angela Park to offer this one-day intensive leadership workshop for Fellows.  The session is designed to help you understand and embed equity as a foundation of your personal and professional impact as an environmental leader.  We will delve into the history of the environmental field and explore core concepts that connect personal experience to power dynamics to the opportunities and challenges leaders face as they commit to embedding equity in the structures and systems of society.  The session will be a significant opportunity to build community with other Fellows and strengthen your own leadership practice.
  • 5 - 6 pm:  Free time.
  • 6 - 7:30 pm:  Dinner.
  • 7 pm >:  Social time, campfire.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

  • 8 - 9 am:  Breakfast.
  • 9:15 am:  Re-convene, welcome newcomers.
  • 9:15-10:30:  Discussion:  Using Switzer programs to advance career and leadership goals.  We will hear from invited alumni who have used Switzer grant programs and trainings to meet key professional goals.  Fellow speakers will include Lauren Richter, Research Scientist with Silent Spring Institute, and Henry Herndon, Director of Local Energy Solutions with the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association.
  • 10:30-Noon:  KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  David Queeley, Director of Eco-Innovation, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp., Dorchester, MA: "Boston's Eco-Innovation District: Using sustainability to further equity".  Dave Queeley will share his own leadership journey to bring his environmental perspectives into community development work in the Codman Square neighborhood of Boston. The award-winning Eco-Innovation District offers many lessons for sharing the benefits of the green economy, building climate resilience and improving lives of community members.
  • 12-12:30:  Presentation of 2018 Fellowship awards.
  • 12:30 pm:  Group photo!
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm:  Lunch, and depart.

The registration period for the New England Fellows Retreat is now closed, but please contact Laine Kuehn if you are interested in attending.  We will accommodate as many Fellows as possible!



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