Fostering environmental champions: a process to build their capacity to drive change

Taylor, André, Cocklin, Chris, and Brown, Rebekah (2012) Fostering environmental champions: a process to build their capacity to drive change. Journal of Environmental Management, 98. pp. 84-97.

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This paper describes a six-step process to build the leadership capacity of environmental champions. This process was developed during research involving champions in Australian water agencies. The process, like leadership, is sensitive to context. It includes gathering local information on the factors that assist particular types of champion to exert influence, and using this information to build customized capacity building tools, such as leadership development programs. The paper explains each step in the process and provides illustrative examples from research on water agency champions. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed, including the hypothesis that the process should be transferable to other work environments under certain circumstances.

Item ID: 19841
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-8630
Keywords: environmental champions; capacity building; leadership; six-step process to build customized capacity building tools; sustainability
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 00:57
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy @ 20%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory @ 40%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960709 Urban Water Policy @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960605 Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection @ 70%
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