In launching this collection of stories, our intent is to start a conversation with you, our colleagues who are pursuing sustainability and linking knowledge to action. While excellent articles and books exist on the fundamentals and principles of knowledge to action, the “how to” or the “doing of actionable science” is missing.
Through stories we tell the process of actionable science and help to build a community of practice. Each story draws out and analyzes a specific scenario. The experiences that the authors share, through success and failure, help to demonstrate the skills and leadership qualities needed to link knowledge to action. Their collective expertise is useful to elucidating the challenges of moving into this type of science.
We seek to co-create a curriculum for emerging leaders—both those who will continue within the university as well as those who will be in government, business, and not-for-profit organizations. These stories and the collective leadership framework provide a common language that we hope you will find useful as a way to describe collective leadership.
Join with us to work toward developing more stories, approaches, practices, and tools for doing actionable science.