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Events & Courses

LfS Scotland organises an ongoing programme of events and training course for members and non-members.  You can always find details of these on this page.  Members of LfS Scotland will get email updates about new events and courses as they are announced or follow us on Twitter to be kept up to date.

Event Information:

  • Wed

    A Whole-Hearted Approach to Change

    09:30 - 16:00Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh

    Making durable, long-term change happen through a values-based approach     

    • How does change happen in groups, organisations and societies?
    • What are cultural values and why are they important to making lasting change happen?
    • How can we use our understanding of change & values to address social & environmental issues?


    In this participative workshop you will appreciate how change happens and recognise the importance of values when addressing social and environmental issues.  You will explore the individual, social and material factors that shape our behaviour and look at the different roles individuals and groups can play to create durable, long-term change that addresses problems such as climate change, global poverty, inequality and more.

    The workshop will show how we sometimes inadvertently employ tactics that undermine our efforts, creating a vicious cycle. You will discover alternative approaches you can use instead to create a virtuous cycle that reinforces our collective efforts.

    The Wholehearted Approach to Change draws on Common Cause, the ISM Tool, and diffusion theory

    Lunch & Tea/Coffee: A vegetarian lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

    Cost: £43.50 click here to book

    This workshop is facilitated by Osbert Lancaster and Pam Candea 

    Osbert Lancaster 

    I am an independent consultant, facilitator & educator helping people, organisations and planet flourish by integrating sustainability into organisations’ vision, strategy and practice. My focus is on the social dimensions of change for sustainability, working with culture, values and beliefs, as well as strategies, processes and technical skills.

    My clients include the Scottish Environment Protection Agency; the University of Edinburgh; the Scottish Parliament; the Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges; as well as NGOs and community groups. I am a member of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund grants panel, WWF Scotland’s advisory council and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh where I developed, and now direct, the online postgraduate programme in Global Environment Challenges.

    Director, Changemaking / / 07981 528 991

    Pam Candea

    I grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit made me resilient; and Michigan made me love nature. Michigan is a camping and canoeing paradise, with about 50% forest coverage.

    After a career in IT and Change Management for big corporates, I returned to an early ambition to work for the environment.  My dissertation for an MSc in Environmental Architecture was based on research done with a Carbon Conversations group held at the Scottish Parliament Corporate body, looking at the impact of a values-based change programme on environmental performance, drawing on Common Cause and the related research.  I am a "Common Cause Fellow" actively providing support for people wishing to apply Common Cause values-based cultural change theory to their own practical programmes.

    Managing Director, The Surefoot Effect / / 07970 327975