Business Models: Strategies from Ecology and Evolution:

Business strategy and the scientific disciplines of ecology and evolution share a similar vocabulary: cooperation, competition, resources, and ecosystems.  Companies and business theorists alike increasingly appreciate how natural systems provide powerful models for design, operations, and strategy.  This course pushes beyond the pioneering works of Paul Hawkin (“The Ecology of Commerce”), Amory and Hunter Lovins (“Natural Capitalism”), Janine Benyus (“Biomimicry”) and others to further our understanding of what businesses can learn from the fields of ecology and evolution.

Education Models For Creating Sustainable Communities

The Centre for Responsible Education provides unique programs designed to help build a sustainable society.Julie Boyd and Associates have provided community building and community advocacy services for more than 30 years. From building extended families to building sustainable communities, and becoming literate around the environment and natural systems, we take a ’whole systems’ view to ensuring that humans do not turn themselves into an endangered species by destroying local or global macrosystems. We understand the complexities of changing systems including bureaucracies (government, educational, professional) and are highly experienced at lobbying for and achieving attitudinal, behavioural and legislative change.
Our work is based on a synthesis of the following RESEARCH BASES and FIELDS of interest
Systems, chaos, network, complexity and self-organization theories.
Leadership Theories
Leadership and School Change
Resilience and Wellness Research
Brain based Learning
Community, Citizenship, Ethics Building
Ecolearning/Natural Systems
Multiple Intelligences
Sensory Learning
Learning Spaces
Learning Environments Physical, Virtual, Social, Intellectual
Indigenous Pedagogy
Pedagogy across the World
Gender Education
Adult Learning and Professional Development
Effective Teaching and Learning Practices Multi-age learning
Human Psychology
Physical development
Play based development
Holistic Education
Transitions (eg. primary to secondary, school to work)
Multi-literacies including
– Literacy/written – oracy/spoken
– numeracy/mathematical- cultural
– Global – Social
– Technological – Financial
– Ecological – Transcultural
Multi-technologies/ Responsible Use of Technology
Evidence Based Learning
Accelerated Learning
School-community partnerships
Futures Trends – Societal, Economc, Educational

Julie Boyd and Associates have also provided educational consultancy services across Australia and internationally for more than 20 years.RECENT COMMISSIONS include:* Australian Businesswonen’s Network- Mentor Network

*Commissioned paper – Melbourne- large Private School – CLINICAL TO COLLABORATIVE- Re-planning Student Service Delivery.

* Arts Victoria/DEECD Partnerships

* Educational Design for 24 new school campuses in Australia

* Commissioned paper: COACHING IN CONTEXT Teacher Coaching and Professional Development

LEADERSHIP COACHES* Educational MASTERPLANNING for amalgamating schools* UNIVERSITY Masters Degree Program Design and Delivery* Principal and teacher leadership programs* Educational futures advisoryWe note that our frameworks, programs and resources have been rebranded by numerous organisations over the past two decades.


Julie Boyd and Associates is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Marine Environment Field Study and Resource Centre in Hastings Point


Services include:

* Programs designed for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Students

* Programs for Families and Community groups

* Teacher Professional Education Professional, yet different, Conference Organization and Presentation

A key element of building Sustainable Communities is becoming literate around the environment and living systems.
In the same way that multi-literacies contribute to the ability of students to respond to learning opportunities, literacy around the environment provides people with the opportunity to respond to issues around the environment which will enable communities to flourish.Educators are not just responsible for improving literacy and numeracy abilities in students, they are responsible for building citizens who will contribute to a sustainable world.
ECOLEARNINGassists teachers to achieve this through- an understanding of an ECOLOGY OF INDIGENOUS LEARNINGand how this impacts on Non-Indigenous students- a comprehension of the ELEMENTS OF NATURAL SYSTEMSand how they relate to Educational Systems- a curriculum which SPIRALSthrough the schooling of students which builds capacity and enables them to make response-able contributions to a sustainable society.- LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS which model the elements of natural systems and provide the optimum opportunities for students to engage in WHOLE-SELF LEARNING

– an understanding of rigorous pedagogical principlesOur work is a synthesis of the following research bases and areas of interest