Inner Development Goals: An Interactive Webinar

Many of us are familiar with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This interactive webinar will introduce you to the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) as a critical complement to the SDGs. This research-based framework aims to develop our inner capacity to manage the increasingly complex environment and challenges. After learning about the five frames (below), we will form into breakout groups to explore the skills and qualities supported by the IDGs (e.g. self awareness, sense-making, humility, communication, courage).

  1. Being – Relationship to self
  2. Thinking – Cognitive skills
  3. Relating – Caring for others and the world
  4. Collaborating – Social skills
  5. Acting – Driving change

Speaker: Madeleine Charney
Speaker: Madeleine Charney

Madeleine Charney is a research services librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. She supports students and faculty in the departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning and the Sustainable Food & Farming and Arboriculture & Community Forestry programs as well as sustainability across the curriculum. Along with a library degree, she holds a graduate degree in  sustainable landscape design and planning. Her passion for accompanying people on their learning journeys led Madeleine to become certified as a nature therapy guide (Association of Nature & Forest Therapy), a labyrinth facilitator (Veriditas) and a mindfulness teacher (Koru Mindfulness). Madeleine aims to inspire individual and societal resilience alongside protecting and caring for Earth which sustains all our kin. She is a co-founder of the Sustainability Round Table: Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities (American Library Association) and Blue Marble Librarians (Massachusetts Library System).

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