Anjali Roberts

Community Place Development Officer at City of Parramatta & Project Coordinator at BYDS (Bankstown Youth Development Service)2016 Leaders for Sustainability Program - GWS

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'The spiritual dimension – caring for our spirit is sometimes missed in bottom lining of sustainability – reflective leaders play in this dimension also"

What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL? 

What leadership can look like when you slow down and examine why you are doing what you are doing.

Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a ‘change maker’ in your field?

So many moments – possibly from my childhood. But it all came together under the concept of ‘sustainability’ when I attended Eco-Innovate 03 held in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program and the University of New South Wales.

How did CSL play a role in directing your current path or project?

It has made me stop and take time to reflect on my projects at work and how I lead / follow and collaborative in more meaningful ways.

Why leadership for sustainability is important?

The spiritual dimension – caring for our spirit is sometimes missed in bottom lining of sustainability – reflective leaders play in this dimension also.

What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?

I am hoping to write a design guide for professionals in the built environment to engage more with communities to understand needs. It will document the Mashrabiya project which worked with artists and communities in Penrith and Bankstown to design more inclusive sacred spaces.

What are three words you would use to describe the Fellowship Program?

Nurturing, Reflective, Sweet

 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anjaliroberts
Twitter: @anjali_roberts  
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Email: anjaliroberts@gmail.com

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