August 15, 2010
In April 2010 the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson U. partnered with FAST to organize a Forum on Human Values and Sustainability. Along with Eric Howard, Ex. Director of FAST, I headed up the project team that organized and ran the Forum. Partnering with FAST enabled us to engage a greater array of advisors, speakers and participants to the one-day Forum. FAST, and Eric Howard in particular, were wonderful partners who were engaged in every aspect of the Forum. We had bi-weekly meetings over the six month planning period with about half of the 7 person project team calling in on Skype.
The Forum was a great success--an in-depth dialogue across business, academia, government, and non-profits (people and issues). The Forum also prompted the project team to publish an article ("Human Values and Sustainability: Can Green Swim Upstream" in the journal, People and Strategy) and present an All-Academy Workshop on human values at the Academy of Management annual conference in Montreal in August. All of these activities were self funded.
The point is that it was a highly collaborative and productive partnership. FAST not only does good works worldwide but its members live their commitments and values.
In March of 2010 my wife, Rose, and I attended the FAST conference on Sustainability in San Francisco. It was an international gathering of diverse and caring participants. FAST is building a community that will continue to expand in service of worldwide needs.
Dr. Daniel Twomey
Professor of Management
Director for International Partnerships
Institute for Sustainable Enterprise
Fairleigh Dickinson University
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Creating a partnership to promote human values and sustainability through a forum, a conference, a publication, website, and conference workshop.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & Partnered with FAST to organize a Forum.