WORKshop: Human-Centered Design 101 – 11 AM Friday, February 8th 2019

WORKshop: Human-Centered Design 101 – 11 AM Friday, February 8th 2019

Join us for this fun and informative 90-minute workshop at WORK! Shira Babow will break down the buzzword “innovation” and use a methodology from Stanford’s D.School to introduce you to Human-Centered Design (HCD). HCD helps us approach our work with two goals: keeping the end-user as the focus and constantly testing our assumptions. Anyone can […]

CRASH COURSE: Business Trademarks: Why They’re Important & How to Protect Them – Fri February 15th 2019

CRASH COURSE: Business Trademarks: Why They’re Important & How to Protect Them – Fri February 15th 2019

Your brand is your business. Your business name, logo, and slogan are some the most valuable assets that your business can own and yet, often, these assets remain unprotected. Registering your trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office “USPTO” is one of the best and most effective steps you can take to ensure […]

CLIMATE CHAT: From International Reports to Local Government Action – Fri February 1st 2019

CLIMATE CHAT: From International Reports to Local Government Action – Fri February 1st 2019

What’s going on out there? Climate Reality Leader Pete Gang will start with a quick overview of the most recent State, National, and International climate reports and what they imply for the immediate future. Then, he’ll dive into Sonoma County’s role in climate action with a quick overview of all we have (and haven’t) been […]

CRASH COURSE: Break Through the Noise: Create Images & Videos That Tell Stories – Fri January 18th 2019

CRASH COURSE: Break Through the Noise: Create Images & Videos That Tell Stories – Fri January 18th 2019

What’s the difference between a good photo and an effective photo? In this interactive presentation, commercial photographer (and excellent teacher) Tyler Chartier will demonstrate ways to use storytelling to drive the creative process of making images and videos that will resonate with potential clients and potential employees. You’ll explore how to build photos that are […]

Study Hall: Make a Plan & Get It Done! Fri May 10th 2019

Study Hall: Make a Plan & Get It Done! Fri May 10th 2019

12:30-1:15 PM – Make a Plan 1:15-5:00 PM – Get it Done! Do you need some help creating a plan and holding yourself accountable? Now’s your chance to use the power of working in community to get it done! Natasha leads the first 30-40 minutes, guiding and recording individual goals, and then we quiet down […]

CRASH COURSE: Strategic Planning Tools & Techniques Every Entrepreneur MUST Know – Fri January 11th 2018

CRASH COURSE: Strategic Planning Tools & Techniques Every Entrepreneur MUST Know – Fri January 11th 2018

The number-one secret all successful entrepreneurs eventually learn is the power of focus. Take this time to examine, cultivate, and sharpen your focus—and set in motion a year in which your business thrives. Ken Burke will take you through his proven strategic planning process that allowed him to grow his company, MarketLive, into a storied […]

CLIMATE CHAT: Smoky Skies and Air Quality Monitoring – FRI December 7th 2018

CLIMATE CHAT: Smoky Skies and Air Quality Monitoring – FRI December 7th 2018

You’ve recently seen it, smelt it, maybe tasted it – the smoke from the Camp Fire. Fortunately, new technology is becoming available to enable anyone to measure air quality at their school, house, neighborhood, inside-outside, virtually anywhere. And when we can measure something we are better positioned to make improvements. Field monitoring expert Tim Dye […]

POSTPONED! CRASH COURSE: B-Corp Certification – Using Business as a Force for Good – Fri November 16th 2018

POSTPONED! CRASH COURSE: B-Corp Certification – Using Business as a Force for Good – Fri November 16th 2018

Our apologies, but the speaker had a sudden death in the family and will not be able to join us today. We wish Heather the best and look forward to having her back in the near future. We will be  Have you noticed the little Certified B Corp logo popping up on some of your […]

Climate Chat: The Revolution will be Decarbonized – Fri November 2nd 2018

Climate Chat: The Revolution will be Decarbonized – Fri November 2nd 2018

California is going through one of its most seismic shifts in building energy policy and design. The move towards full decarbonization of the building stock has started and the policy, technical and financial implications are being developed under our feet. Come hear about the policies, programs and projects leading this revolution, discuss where we are, […]

STUDY HALL: Get It Done! – FRI October 26th 2018

STUDY HALL: Get It Done! – FRI October 26th 2018

Are there things that have been hanging out on your to-do list that you’d love to check off? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to write a blog post or do some bookkeeping, but haven’t had the time to do it. Now’s your chance! Friday afternoon is not usually the most productive time slot, but now […]