Transitioning to Green Presentations


May 5, 2016

New Jersey Organization Development Learning Community, Annual Sharing Day Conference

Leading for Our Future – People, Profit, Planet – and Purpose…A Real World Perspective

In this increasingly complex and uncertain world, companies must develop leaders who inspire and engage people to run a thriving business sustainably. This interactive session will provide OD and HR professionals, whether internal practitioners or external OD consultants, with a better understanding of the imperative for leaders to mainstream sustainability into their enterprises.

Presenters: Jeana Wirtenberg, President & CEO of Transitioning to Green, Linda Morris Kelley, Principal of Transitioning to Green, Lauren Cranmer, Corporate Sustainability Manager of Becton Dickinson, and Robert Coleman, Sr. Manager, Office of Sustainable Development & Product Stewardship of Church and Dwight

The presentation’s here on slideshare.


Date: November 23, 2015

Event: Sustainability Pathways to Resilient, Profitable Companies

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Location:  Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10013

Role: William G. Russell, presenter


Date: November 18, 2015

Event: SHRM of Central NJ

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Location:  The RU Dining Club on College Ave at the New Brunswick Campus.

Presentation: Building a Culture for Sustainability

Presenter: Jeana Wirtenberg


Date: November 5, 2015

Event: Skytop Strategies Integrated Thinking Symposium

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Developing Core Capacity: Case Stories

Speakers: Jeana Wirtenberg and Bill Russell


Date: October 21, 2015

Commit! Forum

Accelerating HR’s Role in Sustainability: The Next Big Step

While sustainability may start out as grand goals, it lives and dies by the millions of little actions made by everyday employees. HR departments could be your best ally for successfully mainstreaming sustainability into all aspects of your corporate culture. HR influences talent management, culture change, learning and development, shaping values, and rewards and recognition. Beyond that, HR can help create a purpose driven, conscious, connected workforce. HR could help steward a shift toward total employee involvement in sustainability but is all too often left out of the equation altogether, or at best, invited too late to the game.


Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Transitioning to Green

Accelerating HR’s Role in Sustainability: The Next Big Step

Barry Dambach
Senior Director of EHS & Sustainability

Human Resources Critical Role in Sustainability

Laurie Roy
Director, Human Resources, Corporate Resource Units
Alcoa, Inc.

Linking Talent & Engagement Strategy for Sustainable Results

Date: June 3, 2015
Event: Sustainable Brands ’15, San Diego, California
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Role: Jeana Wirtenberg Presented and moderated a panel in the “Workplace of the Future” track on “How to reach new milestones in employee engagement, gamification, educational services and culture shifts.” Panel participants included Cindy Ortega, MGM Resorts International; Luke Filose, Intel; and Jeff Senne, PWC.

Date: May 13-14, 2015
Event: Luxe Pack New York
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Role: Bill Russell Panel Speaker: Working Together To Produce Environmentally Responsible Packaging

Date: May 7, 2015
Event: NJ Organization Development Learning Community Annual Sharing Day
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Role: Jeana Wirtenberg & Elena Feliz presented “Designing a New Landscape for OD: Introducing a New Model for Co-Creating Organizations that Thrive and Flourish

Date: March 23, 2015
Event: NJ Appleseed: Embedding Sustainable Development & Land Use into Public Policy
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Role: Jeana Wirtenberg & Bill Russell Panel Speakers: It’s the Economy Stupid: Private Sector Concerns & How Implementing ‘Green’ Impacts the Bottom Line
Jeana Wirtenberg The Human Side of Sustainability:Putting People and Communities Into the Equation
Bill Russell Sustainable Economy & Development

Date: March 11, 2015
Event: SHRM, Morris County Chapter, Morris County, NJ
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Role: Jeana Wirtenberg presented “Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet, and Profits in a New Green Economy.” Program received 1.5 HRCI Business strategic credits

Date: February 19, 2015
Event: GreenBiz, Scottsdale Arizona
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Role: Jeana Wirtenberg led breakfast Roundtable “Engaging Employees’ Hearts and Minds in Sustainability” and presented workshop on “How to Accelerate HR’s Role in Sustainability: The Next Big Step!


Date: October 27-30, 2014
Event: International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Paris
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Role: Bill Russell Keynote Talk: A Beautiful Sustainable Future & Co-Chair: L’Oreal Sustainability Symposium

Date: October 15-17, 2014
Event: Flourish & Prosper Global Forum for Business as an Agent for World Benefit
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Role: Facilitated three mini design summits:
Jeana Wirtenberg: Led joint Workshop with Jeremy Hunter on “Mindful Management Practices for Human Flourishing” (my slides only are included)
Jeana Wirtenberg co-led Mini design Summit with Chris Laszlo and Bruce Cryer: Conciousness and Connectedness in the Workplace
Bill Russell co-led Mini design Summit with Andrew Winston and Mark McElroy: New Metrics for Sustainability and Flourishing

Past Events

Date: June 16, 2015
Event: Commerce & Industry Association NJ: Manufacturers Roundtable and Sandvik Coromant Tour
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Role: Bill Russell Participant

Date: June 16, 2015
Event: New Jersey Sustainable Business Initiative Meeting
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Role: Paul Miller and Bill Russell Participants

Date: June 15, 2015
Event: Passaic County NJ Economic Development: “Greening Your Company in 2015: Opportunities to Reduce Energy Costs and Maximize Environmental Benefits.”
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Role: Exhibitor, Bill Russell & Paul Miller Attending

Date: June 10, 2015
Event: 2015 Sustainable Jersey Summit
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Role: Paul Miller and Bill Russell Participants