Spotlight Session

All spotlight sessions are included in registration and are part of a program of 400+ presentations, panels, roundtables, and workshops offered at the conference.

Translating Systems Theory Into Practice at The Nature Conservancy

SATURDAY, 7 NOVEMBER, 13:15 to 14:30 EST

Systems Leadership is a core competency of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), one of the largest environmental conservation organizations in the world. In this panel conversation you will learn: why TNC is committed to developing its capacity in leading systems change; what basic systems principles and tools they are learning to apply; how they have applied these principles and tools to two projects – one internal and the other external; what returns they are seeing on their investment; and tips for developing systems leadership capacity in your own organization.

David Peter Stroh

Session Chair
David Peter Stroh is a Principal with Bridgeway Partners, the author of the book Systems Thinking for Social Change, and was one of the founding partners of Innovation Associates, the consulting firm whose work formed the basis for fellow co-founder Peter Senge’s management classic The Fifth Discipline. The focus of his consulting is on enabling leaders to apply systems thinking to achieve breakthroughs around chronic, complex problems and to develop strategies which improve system-wide performance over time.

Grazielle Dib

Grazielle Dib is The Nature Conservancy's Marketing Manager in Brazil. She is responsible for TNC’s brand awareness and the establishment of marketing partnerships in the Brazilian market. For the past two years, she has been part of the TNC team leading the systemic change in Brazil’s most Iconic landscapes. Grazielle is originally from Brasília and currently lives in São Paulo. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication and Advisement and a master’s in Digital Marketing.

Tito Rinaldo

Tito is a Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy’s Living Our Values team. In this role, Tito helps design and facilitate system sensing workshops to identify internal leverage points for systems change. Tito holds a B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University and a M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University with a focus on environmental conflict resolution.

Mike Tetreault

Mike Tetreault (he/his) has devoted his career to finding and implementing ways for people to live more harmoniously with the natural world. His career has taken him around the globe to work with communities, business leaders, and government officials in this endeavor. In his current role as Chief People Officer at The Nature Conservancy, Mike is responsible for supporting and developing conservation leaders in over 40 countries. Mike lives with his wife, daughter, and dogs in Bath, Maine, where he is an amateur beekeeper.

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