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PM4SD Trainings & Certifications - August 17-22, 2019 Last Updated on 2019-06-01 20:01:46                  PM4SD (Project Management For Sustainable Development) program that will be offered for the second time in the United States, August 17-18 at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality and August 20-22 at the Spring Hills Suites by Marriott in New Smyrna Beach. This five day program will provide certification in the 2 day Foundation course and certification in the 3 day Practitioner Course. Through dynamic lectures, case studies, and small group interaction, you will be prepared to take your tourism management skills to the next level and enhance your contribution to sustainability. The Foundation Course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to work effectively within a project management team to successfully deliver a sustainable tourism project. The Practioner Course, which requires... More »
Dakota Prayer Ride, Water, Walk, and Run Last Updated on 2018-12-14 16:08:14       Route                                  Details                                                                            When: ​December 10th-26th, 2018 Where:​ Beginning at Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Memorial Park, in Sisseton, SD at 9:30 a.m. W.A.T.E.R We All Take Environmental Responsibility We encourage Water Walkers to participate to heal our 4-direction waterways that affect all people. Continental Divide spreading of contamination of our rivers and lakes. All relatives welcome to help come support or participate. We have a special invite to all youth who want to... More »
Future's Workshop With Joe Tankersley Last Updated on 2018-03-29 15:34:39 Futures Workshop This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the tools of strategic foresight and share methods for using futures thinking as a way to create more robust strategies for sustainable tourism. Strategic foresight traces its origins to the work of systems thinking pioneers like the Rand Corporation in the days following the second world war. The same techniques were further developed by NASA’s Futures Team in the early 70s as a way to help the organization reimagine its future after the end of the Apollo program. Since then futures teams have been created for global businesses, national governments, and nonprofits. As we enter an era of ever-increasing uncertainty and accelerating change, futures teams and foresight thinking become even more important. The unique approach helps to broaden participants’ horizons, overcome hidden biases, and... More »
Villages Nature: Reinventing Sustainable Tourism Last Updated on 2018-03-29 08:35:18   Last October I was privileged along with my colleague Ms. Silvia Barbone, Founder of PM4SD (Project Management For Sustainable Development), and FEST Executive Director (Foundation European Sustainable Tourism) to attend the inauguration of Villages Nature. Silvia and I had visited the site while under construction last May and experiencing the opening of the resort was a unique and unforgettable experience. Following my first visit I wrote an article titled, ‘Villages Nature: A Potential Game Changer for Sustainable Tourism’ where I began to examine how Villages Nature was meeting the challenges defined in the science of the 9 Planetary Boundaries. I was very excited to attend the inauguration. The resort had already received recognition by UNEP as one of the most sustainable tourism resorts in the world so I was curious to learn more.  ... More »
Chief Phil Lane Jr Kicks off UN Lecture Series Last Updated on 2018-03-21 16:31:34 Chief Phil Lane Jr. will kick off the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability Lecture Series Wednesday February 8th 5:00 p.m. at the USF Patel Center. The lecture series is part of a series of events where the USF Patel College Blue Community Consortium will be celebrating the U.N. Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development.   USF Patel College of Global Sustainability  Year of Sustainable Development Lecture Series   Sacred Lands Gathering   Chief Phil Lane teaching circle Saturday February 11, 2017 from 9-4 Prophecies, Unprecedented Global Change and an Emerging Global Civilization We are in the midst of global change unlike what most of us have every experienced. The theme of this timely workshop is global change that leads to a New Global Civilization. Drawing on the best spiritual and prophetic sources from Indigenous Prophecies, the Ancient... More »