Sustainability Consulting

The Fowler Center provides strategies, tools, and methods to build Sustainable Value in businesses, organizations, and regions. The center facilitates successful change management to assure strategic growth, to provide a shift in thinking and culture, and to address disruptive changes in the environment, such as rising societal expectations and declining resources. The center’s whole-system approach to change ignites breakthrough innovation that generates real business value.

We offer a variety of products and solutions for organizations and communities. For more information, email or call Katherine Gullett, 216.368.2160.

Products and Solutions

Workshops and Seminars

Combining theory, best practices, and practical exercises, these programs offer a general introduction to Sustainable Value as a strategic advantage.

Examples of our work:
The Global Forum for Business As An Agent of World Benefit (2006, 2009, 2014)
United Nations Global Compact US Network Symposia (2007–2012)

Institute In Sustainable Value

A multi-day, multi-company working session that allows each company group to receive a tool-kit of concepts, techniques, and approaches for creating Sustainable Value, and develop concrete solutions and action plans to be implemented in their respective environments.

Whole System Appreciative Inquiry Summits

An intensive change-management methodology that engages the entire system—shareholders, stakeholders, and other potential players—in a strength-based, co-design process for Sustainable Value creation.

An Appreciative Inquiry Summit is a large group planning, designing, or implementation meeting that brings a whole system of 300 to 1,000 or more internal and external stakeholders together in a concentrated way to work on a task of strategic, and especially creative, value. Moreover, it is a meeting where everyone is engaged as designers, across all relevant and resource-rich boundaries, to share leadership and take ownership for making the future of some big league opportunity successful.

— David Cooperrider

Examples of AI Summit Success Stories

These examples are not isolated or atypical triumphs.