Just a reminder that our two Green Career Workshops will take place tomorrow (Friday, March 22, 2019). There are still some openings available for those who would like to attend. See more below on our workshops and other upcoming events in the area.

On the topic of Green Jobs, there is a position open for a Manager, Green Building Programs, at the Home Innovation Research Labs. Learn more here. Further inquiries can be directed to Ed Hudson, Director, Market Research Division at the Home Innovation Research Labs at:

Green Career 1.0 and 2.0 Workshops


Reports such as “ The 2019 U.S. Energy & Employment Report” and “In Demand: Clean Energy, Sustainability and the New American Workforce” identify important trends and skills for the 21st Century clean energy and sustainability workforce and economy.

In addition, policy proposals such as the New Green Deal, as well as, initiatives in numerous states are spurring low-carbon, smart, and resilient infrastructure developments. 

Leaders in Energy is offering two Green Career Workshops on Friday, March 22, 2019 for those who are seeking to advance their current Green Career or pursue one. These workshops provide key insights on career strengths and preferences and how to tailor them to the growing green economy, e.g., clean energy, sustainability, circular economy, resiliency, and more. They are appropriate for people with diverse skills such as technical, managerial, communications, and policy. 

Green Career Workshop 1.0: What’s Your Green Career Plan? (8:30 am – 12:00 pm)

You will begin to develop a career plan appropriate for your experience and interest including your strengths, skills, and knowledge. It is suitable for those who want to advance their Green Career or those who want to pursue a Green Career.  

Green Career Workshop 2.0: What’s the Best “Fit” for Your Career Path?
 (1:30 – 5:00 pm)

The 2.0 Workshop will build on insights provided in the first workshop and offer experiential activities to develop next steps on your actionable career plan. You will identify your areas of specialization and interests, and hone a strategy to evolve your career on your chosen path. We’ll also cover how to assess potential employers and/or create your own opportunities. 

In each of these workshops, we will focus on what inspires you about the cleantech/green economy, marketplace needs and opportunities, and discuss your core values as they relate to your career. Workshops include experiential activities designed to guide you in developing an actionable career plan. Registration includes a workbook with exercises and resources.  
INSTRUCTOR BETH OFFENBACKER, PHD: Expert in developing and implementing talent management programs for emerging and established professionals. Her experience spans the federal sector, electric power industry, a trade association, and marketing firm. She has extensive experience designing and leading community engagement processes for environmental projects (watersheds, stormwater, and circular economy). Dr. Offenbacker is active in green career trends and recently attended multiple green jobs forums in Europe. She is also a Tree Steward and founder of the Leadership Nature Center in Virginia. Her doctorate is from Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy.

Learn more here on our website. There are also discounts for job seekers and students.
Circular Economy for D.C.

Circular Economy Working Group Meeting
March 27th
(6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Join us at the Mary Graydon Center at American University to take part in this month's circular economy working group! We're looking for fresh ideas and willing advocates to step up to bring circular economy practices to the D.C. area.

RSVP here .
EQ Skills for Green Leaders
Our environmental challenges today are real. We believe everyone has the potential to be a Green Leader – but we can’t do it all alone.

This workshop will provide you with effective leadership and management strategies for working with colleagues, staff members, senior leaders, and volunteers as a current or emerging Green Leader.

At this workshop, you will:

  • Identify strategies for effectively engaging and activating others in support of Green outcomes;
  • Gain management and leadership skills for propelling your Green Career forward;
  • Receive a 50+page personalized report based on a pre-assessment you complete, including strategies, tools, and resources for developing one's technical, relational, and transformative skills for effective leadership; and
  • Network with others working to make a more sustainable world.

Learn more at our workshop web page. Early bird (until March 29th) and jobseeker discounts available.
What's New On the Blog?
Seeking Blog Articles from Our LE Community: Are you working on an important project or issue and/or wish to research a topic involving clean energy and sustainability? Submit your idea and/or proposed article to Miriam Aczel, Leaders in Energy Director of Communications and Blog Editor, at
Events & Other Happenings You Might
Be Interested In
Wednesday, March 27th, Reversing Global Warming-Project Drawdown, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA), 7-9 pm. The Drawdown Project gives us hope! Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist, entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Over the course of 5 years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050. A two-hour workshop will be conducted with material provided by the Pachamama Alliance and includes video clips of Paul Hawken. You are encouraged to register under UUCA Lifelong Learning here.

Saturday, April 6th, Dinner and Documentary to Celebrate Teens who work on the Environment!, Global Co Lab Network, 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Celebrate the Eco Teen Action Network, dine on food and drink in Crystal City, and watch local Arlingtonian Miriam Gennari documentary "Styrofoam Mom" - Youth under 18 free and environmental organizations and teen clubs can showcase their work free as well.  All proceeds benefit local Arlington NGO Global Co Lab Network's partnership with the Smithsonian to build a global and local network of teens on sustainable development!  Register here. Leaders in Energy will be an exhibitor.

Tuesday, April 9 - "The Climate Crisis: Impacts and Solutions," Arlington EcoAction, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Former Arlington County Board Chair and Managing Partner of DMV Strategic Advisors Jay Fisette will present Al Gore's compelling slide deck on the climate crisis and facilitate a panel, including: GMU Prof. Timothy DelSole, Chief Editor of the Journal of Climate; Paul Bledsoe, Progressive Policy Institute and national media contributor on climate policy and politics; Demetra McBride, Arlington Environmental Management Bureau Chief; and Scott Sklar, President of the Stella Group and an expert on clean energy technologies. The panel will cover the challenges we face, progress made, and the path forward. What is the Green New Deal? What is the status of batteries and EVs? And what is Arlington doing to respond to climate change? This event is free and open to the community. Register here

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