Leading the Change
Exploring ways to enact organizational change and prepare you for your chosen career
The Leading the Change speaker series connects students with the Nicholas School's broad network of alumni and friends to develop well-rounded graduates equipped to enact needed organizational changes to advance environmental and social pursuits in the world.
Past Event Recordings
Amplifying Environmental Justice
The concept of environmental justice can provide a useful means for communities disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation or lack access to environmental benefits to examine, explain and fight for fair treatment and meaningful involvement in defining and implementing solutions. Join the discussion with environmental professionals as they share the challenges and opportunities they face, both personally and professionally, as they engage on issues of environmental justice.
Panelists: Sherri White-Williamson, Environmental Justice Policy Director, North Carolina Conservation Network; Melanie Allen, Co-Director, Hive Fund; and Yesenia Cuello, Executive Director, NC Field
This event was held on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Managing Your Organization's Footprint
Most of us think about how our personal behaviors can be modified to lighten our impact on the planet. But, we sometimes neglect to fully consider how the organizations we work for play a role in setting environmental leadership behaviors. Join our discussion with leading Nicholas School alumni: Katya Hantel MEM‘12, Senior Director, Sustainability at Conagra Brands; Cam Sholly MEM’10, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park; and Dale Threatt-Taylor MEM’11, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy – South Carolina Chapter.
This event was held Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Community Conversation: Election 2020 – What now?
How does a Presidential transition to a new Administration or to the second term of an existing Administration work? When does the process begin? Who is involved? And, after all that campaigning, how can an Administration be ready to govern on day one?
Join Tim Profeta, Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and ask your questions in this open conversation.
This event was held on November 12, 2020.
Community Conversation: Election 2020 – The Mechanics of an Election
Do you have questions about the upcoming election? How does the political process work? In what ways is 2020 different from prior presidential elections? Join Megan Mullin, Associate Professor of Environmental Politics and ask your questions in this open conversation.
This event was held on October 22, 2020.
Speaker Panel: Journey to Sustainability
A focus on sustainability is critical to all types of organizations—private sector, public sector and non-profit—but incorporating sustainability can be a personal and professional challenge. Join the discussion with leading environmental professionals—Nicholas School alumni serving in each of these sectors—and learn how they shaped their organizations and their careers.
This event was held on September 24, 2020.
About the Series
Leading the Change is a collaborative project of the Leading the Change Faculty and Staff Work Group, the NSOE Career and Professional Development Center, the NSOE Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and the NSOE Board of Visitors – Business and Professional Development Committee.