Yesterday I attended an excellent events management course run by Sydney Uni Centre for Continuing Education. I was reminded very quickly when I left that I am very good at designing and delivering events but definitely need a crisis management person on my team
I certainly was impressed by those skills in the other driver in my car accident on my way home. Wow I am sitting there like a stunned mullet, found I couldn’t get out of the car without risking damage to my hamstring and this lady went into overdrive ensuring all of us were safe. Thank you, Superwoman Leanne.
Back to the Events Management course. Since being involved in the Kreative Koalas pilot I have made a number of changes to my waste management habits and am more proactive about encouraging others to join me
Yesterday the course was held in what is probably a four-star hotel close to the uni. The venue was handling our waste with the usual big bin and a plastic liner that we would be lucky (or unlucky for landfill) to fill 10% of.
I very quietly went up to hotel staff person and asked him if we could have another small bin for recyclables. Talked about stunned mullets – he looked at me like I was from Mars
The thing that seemed to concern him the most was what the “recyclables bin” would look like and whether it would need a sign. I said we are only a small group I think you could just make a small announcement and as responsible waste management was part of the course it would be a very good look for the hotel
In the end no bin appeared, and the guy looked very sheepish every time he caught my eye
Having spent quite a bit of my year doing change management courses I ruminated quite a bit on how I could have helped empower him to make that small change and still thinking about it when I am not thinking about my beautiful little car that is no longer driveable and hoping that everyone has a Leanne in their lives