COMMUNITY | Provided By Cheryl Dahle
Building A Resilient Ojai with Transition Design
The City of Ojai is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University and Flip Labs to embark on a Transition Design Journey to shape the future of the city and region. Our goal is to work together to support a community led vision of what’s possible. Using time-tested methods for collaboration, we’ll help the commuity devise new and creative solutions to chronic problems, from water scarcity to affordable housing.
Want to better understand how it works and how to get involved? Join us for this event! City Council member Randy Haney and Flip Labs CEO and CMU adjunct professor Cheryl Dahle will host an evening of discussion, refreshments and inspiration.
The event will include time to socialize, a brief presentation, and then opportunities to ask questions and get to know each other. There will be light food and beverages from 5:30 to 6:00; a short presentation and Q&A from 6:00 to 7:00; and then networking and discussion from 7:00 to 7:30. All are welome at this free event, but the venue is limited to 30 people, so you must register to attend. Please be aware that this event will be held outside, so be sure to dress comfortably for the heat!
If this day or venue doesn’t work for you, check out the earlier event at Topa Mountain Winery on Tuesday, July 31.
More About the Organizer of Ojai & Transition Design
Flip Labs CEO Cheryl Dahle has more than 15 years experience in complex problem mapping, strategy development, and intervention design for systems change, in topic areas ranging from human trafficking to global fisheries. Flip Labs is a transition design firm she founded to work in partnership with social sector organizations to drive systems change. She has lectured at the Said Business School at Oxford University and is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Practice at Carnegie Mellon University’s Design School.
Previoiusly, Dahle founded and led Future of Fish, a non-profit initiative to end global overfishing, for seven years. That project was one of two national finalists in the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, which honors brilliant systems thinking initiatives.
Prior to founding Future of Fish and Flip Labs, Dahle was a director at Ashoka, where she distilled knowledge from the organization’s network of 2,500 fellows to provide strategic insight to foundations and corporations.
Dahle spent more than a decade writing about social entrepreneurship and business for publications including Fast Company, The New York Times and CIO. Dahle also founded and led Fast Company magazine’s Social Capitalist project, an award for top social entrepreneurs.
For her work with Future of Fish, Dahle was named a national “Eco-Innovator” by USA Today in 2013. She is the board chair of Criterion Institute and a board member for Development in Gardening.