David Key, Truro, United Kingdom

Consultant, transformational change educator

Dave is a consultant and educator specialising in the design and facilitation of transformational change programmes. His purpose is to help create deep and enduring organisational and social change towards a sustainable future.
Dave's background is in psychology, ecology and outdoor education. His special interest is in the ways experiences of nature can be powerfully transformative toward pro-environmental behaviour.
Over the last 20 years Dave has worked with a diversity of organisations and individuals. He has also taught, supervised and researched extensively in the academic sector and is a published author.
Dave holds an MSc (Dist.) in Human Ecology, is a Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. He sits on the editorial boards of several international journals. He is also an internationally qualified outdoor leader.
Dave is a joint New Zealand and British citizen currently based in the UK. He is moving back to New Zealand with his family and dog in 2018.

Keynote Presentation : An exploration of how to design and lead outdoor experiences that can change lives and compel people to live within nature's limits.
Dave will draw on over 20 years of professional practice and research to describe the five core design elements that he works with. He will explore the ways they interact to create transformative outdoor experiences through practical examples of his approach in action.
The presentation will touch on psychology, philosophy, ecology and education theory and practice. Some of the dangers and shadows that sometimes emerge when facilitating experiences that deliberately aim to change people will also be explored.


David Key