Events and Workshops

SLS Affiliated Faculty: As you consider incorporating SLS events into your courses, please see our Save the Date page for a full list of all events and workshops being offered this semester.

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events

Mutual Aid and Sustainable Building Webinar

Thursday, January 14th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Virtual)

Join the NAACP for a webinar focused on sharing physical resources for mutual benefit, repurposing physical spaces, upholding mutual aid principles in relation to land and housing, and much, much more.  Many of you have probably been living and breathing mutual aid in your work for a while now—it has been a staple of social movements for decades and rooted in Black history for generations. Many of you may have been hearing about this concept during the pandemic, as people rise up to meet one another’s basic needs in the absence of sufficient government and institutional support. What is mutual aid? “Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another & changing political conditions not just through symbolic acts or putting pressure on representatives, but by actually building new social relations that are more survivable.”

Thursday, January 21st, 5:30pm - 7:00pm (Virtual)

The virtual event will begin with a viewing of the 19 minute “New Normal” documentary followed by a moderated discussion about how the KendedaBuilding can inform the design, construction, and operation of buildings in the post-COVID world. The distinguished panelists also star in the movie:

  • Kim Cobb, Global Change Program Director & Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech
  • Robin Cornel, Graduate Student, Architecture & Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • Marlon Ellis, Area Six Maintenance Manager, Georgia Tech
  • Matt Kikosicki, Architectural Designer, The Miller Hull Partnership

Thursday, January 28th - Thursday, March 11th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (Virtual)

When the UN conceived of the 17 SDGs, they unwittingly forgot one, essential goal—what we call Goal 0: Sustaining the Human Spirit. We now know that we have all the knowledge and skills necessary to avert a climate disaster, as well as to achieve the many other SDGs. What is missing is our ability to help our communities and wider societies to embrace the changes we need to make to preserve and nurture our planet. To achieve this, we need skills as leaders to help people imagine, embrace, and actualize a new future.

In our work, we see “story” as the hidden language of the imagination. Those who can master both the science and art of story will become the next generation of masterful leaders that the world desperately needs. In this program, we’ll introduce you to the 7 Powers of Story and how to effectively draw upon these powers to become a formidable, persuasive leader who can effectively engage communities to embrace the changes we need to make to create a more sustainable world.

The 7-Part Master Class

Over 7 successive weeks, you will have an opportunity to learn how to expand your Story Intelligence in each 1 ½-hour interactive session. There will be short lectures, engaging exercises, and interactive learning and sharing within smaller groups. The curriculum of this Master Class will be comprised of these 7 Topics:

1. The Power of Story to Transport

2. The Power of Story to Communicate

3. The Power of Story to Enable Learning

4. The Power of Story to Create Meaning

5. The Power of Story to Transform

6. The Power of Story to Unite

7. The Power of Story to Envision Possibilities

Each participant will receive a Custom Workbook especially designed for this program.


January 28, February 4, 11, 18 and 25, and March 4 and 11

All Sessions are Noon to 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (New York City Time) and will be held on Zoom Platform and taught in English

The workshop is FREE for leaders, faculty, and students affiliated with any worldwide RCE.  We ask that you commit to attending all sessions given that they build on the lessons of previous sessions.  There will be recommended activities and homework between sessions. The final deliverable will be a Leadership Vision Covenant that entails how you see yourself as a leader of sustainability and change and sets out your intentions for action in the coming year.  Enrollment is limited to the first 99 registrants. 40 seats will be reserved for participants outside of Atlanta to ensure that we all will have the opportunity to learn from others from around the US and the world. An additional 20 seats will be reserved for students.