ON:SUBJECT works with organizations that are committed to making a dent in the universe. For them, sustainability is the biggest adventure of our time.

Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning (PSP) is a consensus-oriented process that helps an organization, network or community come together in developing a strategic approach for the next few years.

Part of the suite of processes called Technology of Participation, Participatory Strategic Planning consists of four stages:

First, the group determines their vision for the future of the organisation or community.
Second, they describe the obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their vision.
In the third stage they move on […]

Projects: LIFE Climate Action

Projects: LIFE Climate Action

2014-2016 | European Commission

When the EU approved new funding for its LIFE programme for 2014-2020, they included a new sub-programme for climate action, with the aim to

Contribute to the shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy;
Improve the development, implementation and enforcement of EU climate change policy and legislation; and
Support better environmental and climate change governance at all levels.

ON:SUBJECT provides expert evaluations of project proposals submitted under the governance and information strand of […]

Workshop: CEC Members Assembly

Workshop: CEC Members Assembly

2015 | IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

IUCN CEC is a network driving change for sustainability. More than 1,000 members volunteer their professional expertise in learning, knowledge management and strategic communication to achieve IUCN goals.

When the current chair Juliane Zeidler visited the Netherlands, we co-organized a meeting with IUCN and CEC members in the country to exchange ideas on meaningful CEC activities and how members can contribute.

Project: Learning for Change Dialogues

Project: Learning for Change Dialogues

2014-2015 | International Climate Fund / DFID

The UK’s International Climate Fund was set up to help developing countries adapt to climate change, take up low-carbon growth and tackle deforestation.

However, we are not making fast enough progress; there are neither international treaties or binding commitments nor sufficient action on the ground. Estimates say that we need to double our rate of innovation and act in order to meet the challenge.

The Learning for Change […]

Workshop: Strategic Communications for Street Theatre and Minority Rights

Workshop: Strategic Communications for Street Theatre and Minority Rights

2015 | Minority Rights Group

The Drama, Diversity and Development programme uses culture to promote diversity and challenge discrimination against minorities in Southern Mediterranean countries. In 2015, it provides grants to seven street theatre groups to create plays and performances to raise awareness of the role of culture in social cohesion.

In February 2015, Minority Rights Group organized a set of workshops for grantees to gain the competences and skills needed for […]

Workshop: The Art of Marketing Facilitation

Workshop: The Art of Marketing Facilitation

2014 | International Association of Facilitators

This workshop for the IAF Conference “Facilitation Reloaded” in Copenhagen was designed to help facilitators (and other professional change makers) build connection to potential clients in order to do more of their best work – and increase their impact:

What is your niche? Are you finding clients that are making the best use of your superpowers? Is it time to step up your marketing game so that […]

Project: Knowledge Management at NALAS

Project: Knowledge Management at NALAS

2014 | NALAS & GIZ

The Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South-East Europe (NALAS) brings together 16 associations representing roughly 9000 local authorities. Established in 2001, NALAS’ objective is to effectively leverage knowledge and information throughout its network to increase the quality of local governance in South-East Europe and thus contribute to democracy and regional stability.

This work is supported by a number of local Knowledge Management Assistants (KMAs) who […]

Project: Framing Sustainability Standards

Project: Framing Sustainability Standards

2012 | Pacific Institute, ISEAL Alliance and OneWorldStandards

How can we talk about sustainability standards in clear, simple language? In 2009, the Pacific Institute proposed to develop a shared narrative for the sustainability standards community using cognitive linguistics. Over the following three years, sustainability standards developers and experts from research institutes, civil society and intergovernmental organizations provided input into this process. ON:SUBJECT prepared two websites to present the project results.

Project website: […]

MOOC “Leadership for Global Responsibility”

MOOC “Leadership for Global Responsibility”

2013-2014 | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

What kind of leadership is needed to address today’s global challenges? How can leadership development scale? 3.500 learners from 100+ countries joined GIZ’s invitation to embark on a 7-week online leadership journey, exploring the domains of diversity, collaboration, transformation and innovation. ON:SUBJECT supported the project team with technology advice, didactic design and facilitation.

More: www.leadership-mooc.net

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Project: KPMG Sustainability

Project: KPMG Sustainability

2013 | KPMG International

The business world today is more complex, volatile and fast-moving than ever before. As one of the pioneers of sustainability consulting, KPMG needed a website and accompanying communications material that would help them make the case for business action on sustainability and showcase the most relevant intervention points. ON:SUBJECT conducted case interviews around the globe and provided copywriting and project management services.

kpmg.com/sustainability
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