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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Organizational Change Management for Sustainability: The Harvard Case Study

It takes much more than the appropriate technology to create a sustainable green environment and organizational culture. Learn about the challenges of such a transformation at the Technology and Society Forum presentation by Leith Sharp on Wednesday, March 25 from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT’s Campus Center Ballroom.

Using Harvard University as a case study, Sharp will provide an overview of effective strategies for navigating the related financial, political, technical and human-resource barriers that often act to slow down progress as we strive to integrate sustainability into the life of the campus community.

Sharp, who has nearly 20 years of experience in greening educational institutions, has also worked with universities for well over a decade to achieve organizational change in pursuit of environmental sustainability. In 1995, she established one of the world's first green campus programs at the University of New South Wales, Australia. In 1999, Harvard recruited Leith to be the founding director of the university’s Green Campus Initiative (recently renamed the Office for Sustainability). By 2007 Harvard had the largest green campus organization in the world and was a recognized global leader in campus sustainability.

Sharp has been a consultant to over 100 organizations and teaches organizational change and green building design at Harvard. She has received numerous awards for her work, including a Churchill Fellowship and being named Young Australian of the Year, NSW Environment Category.

Co-sponsors: NJIT Technology and Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, Murray Center for Women in Technology, Sigma Xi.

For more information or to arrange for parking, contact Jay Kappraff, kappraff@adm.njit.edu or 973-596-3490.

NJIT welcomes attendees from Essex County College, Rutgers-Newark, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Visit the NJIT Technology and Society Forum on the Web.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.