David Key

Truro, UK - Consultant, transformational change educator

Workshop title: Nature by Design

Living sustainably will emerge naturally if people get the chance to experience themselves as part of the rest of nature. But this is rarely a random process: to ensure that experiences of nature link to sustainable living requires skilful design and facilitation.
This session takes a closer look at the ideas Dave explores in his Keynote address: about how to design and lead outdoor experiences that can compel people to live within nature's limits.
The workshop will take the exploration further and provide an opportunity to scrutinise the design process more deeply. A central part of the workshop will be to give participants a chance to design a programme for their own context, with support from Dave, the rest of the group - and the land.

Personal Bio: 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.

David Key