Sample Programs & Services


Examples of SLI Programs and Services


Leadership and
Organizational Consulting

The Sustainability Leadership Institute (SLI) collaborates with leaders in client organizations to plan strategic direction, resolve immediate and long-term challenges, facilitate change initiatives, build work team collaboration capabilities, while also providing learning-while-doing experiences that build generative leadership capacity at every level of an organization. A few examples:

Strategic Planning

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Green Omaha Coalition
Midwest Childcare Association
Omaha Children’s Museum
Omaha Public Power District
Omaha Symphony Orchestra
Sustainability Leadership Institute
United Arts Omaha

Organization-wide Change Initiatives

Omaha Public Power District
Cooper Nuclear Station, NE Public Power District

Organizational Assessment

Commonwealth Edison
Florida Power & Light
Omaha Public Power District
Ontario Power Generation (Canada)

Work Team Collaboration & Leadership Development

Entergy Nuclear Northeast
Nebraska Public Power District
Omaha Public Power District
Omaha Symphony Orchestra

Workshops and Classroom Teaching

Omaha Public Power District internal workshops
Contracted corporation workshops

  • Leadership Development Workshops
  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • Professional Skills-building (multiple topics)

University of Nebraska, Omaha classes

  • Leadership for Sustainability
  • Organizational Communication
  • Leadership and Power

Benedictine University, Chicago classes

  • Leadership for Sustainability
  • Process Consultation

Grant-funded workshops in partnership with Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities

  • Nebraska Sustainability Leadership

Workshops in 22 locations across the State of Nebraska

Presentations and Dialogues

SLI is often called upon for delivering public presentations, facilitating human activities, and hosting dialogues for exploration and learning. Examples:

United Nations World Environment Day Citizens' Roundtable

Panel host, Omaha, NE

Awakening the Dreamer; Changing the Dream Symposia

Public symposia facilitator, sponsored by Pachamama Alliance, San Francisco, CA

What is Sustainability? Why should We Care?

Keynote address: Sustainability Today Conference, Dana College, Blair, NE

Conversations Conferences: Nebraska Environment and Sustainability

Host facilitator: four conferences across the State of Nebraska in partnership with Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities

Sustainability Exploration Dialogues

SLI-sponsored quarterly community exploration and learning dialogues conducted for a three-year period. Participants identified topics of interest and shared their knowledge and expertise as they learned from one another, while simultaneously practicing their generative communication skills.

Customized Facilitation and Delivery

SLI prides itself on customized programs and services, developed specifically for your organization and the unique challenges and opportunities it encounters. Our work is grounded in cutting-edge research and application of participative, generative leadership practices with a primary focus on generative communication—processes of thinking together, co-creating understanding of the particular situation, and generating solutions that work for shared benefit.

Interested in collaborating with SLI? Let us know!