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Helping people have better conversations about climate disruption and how to tackle today’s sustainability challenges

What we offer

We offer flexible, focused facilitation and training to help organisations, groups and individuals:

  • make sense of environmental and climate disruption;
  • explore resulting risks and opportunities; and
  • craft strategies to adapt and thrive in the face of today’s sustainability challenges – collectively and individually.

From awareness-raising to problem solving and idea-generation to strategic planning, our training and workshops are designed to get people involved, engaged, and ready to move forward in a positive direction.

Take a look at our services:

Facilitation | Training | Consulting | Online & Virtual

FACILITATION

We design workshops and facilitate sessions for groups, including:

Climate awareness workshops |Risks and opportunities sessions|Strategic planning sessions | Horizon scanning sessions |Visioning sessions |Brainstorming and “ideation” sessions |Problem-solving workshops |Project kick-offs |Group meetings |Team and management retreats

TRAINING

We training programmes and interactive workshops designed to build skills and knowledge, including:

Carbon Literacy training | Ecological handprint workshops | Facilitation skills training | Communication skills | Intercultural intelligence | Communicating climate challenges | Train the trainer | Online facilitation tools and techniques

Consulting

Sometimes a workshop or training programme is needed. Sometimes what’s needed first is an opportunities to explore ideas so that you can make sure that you are clear about what you want to achieve and the best way to move towards the outcomes you want.

We offer insightful consulting and mentoring, based on years of working with organisations of all shapes and sizes, giving you a sounding board and asking the right questions to offer new perspectives, challenge assumptions and help you move in the right direction.

Virtual and online

We specialise in running workshops and sessions in the virtual and online world, and we have significant experience and expertise in using a range of online tools that are useful because support conversations and group thinking. We never use tools “for the sake of it” or because they are “pretty and cool”: we’ve learned through trial and error that simple is best in almost every situation.

We can use the tools that you use in-house, suggest tools that we’ve tried and tested thoroughly, and can teach you how to use online tools for future meetings, too.

Who we help

We work with organisations, groups and individuals interested in understanding, tackling or communicating today’s environmental, climate-related, and sustainability challenges.

Some of our clients have included community groups, academic and research organisations, local authorities, UN and intergovernmental bodies, not-for-profit organisations, and businesses large and small. We’re currently building relationships with nature, wildlife and environmental organisations, and climate-action groups, so watch this space.

Who we are

We believe that it is possible to use today’s sustainability challenges to ask “What if…” and “Why not?” to envision and create a thriving future for organisations, society, and the natural world.

We offer flexible, focused facilitation, training and consulting, all focused on helping organisations, groups and individuals understand and act in the face of environmental disruption, climate changes, and the social challenges associated with both. We strive to be transparent, open, and direct, and to avoid the stereotypical “consultant blah, blah, blah” at all costs.

We’re intentionally small as this allows us to choose projects where we know we’ll make a difference, and gives us the ability to be fast, flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients. We draw on additional support from other professional facilitators, trainers, sustainability consultants, communication specialists and climate experts in Europe and internationally, if the nature and scale of the project requires a bigger team.

Meet our team

Suzanne Whitby

Facilitator, trainer, communication specialist

Dr. Martin Graus

Climate science advisor, consultant

Think a conversation might be helpful?

Call us on +43 660 378 2939 (Austria) or +44 20 8123 0802 (UK), send us a note at hello@whitbys.org, or book a Zoom call directly into our calendar.

If you like, you can also send us a message using our contact form.