Events & Media



"Bren World, Real World:
Lessons Learned from the Group Project Process"

John Jostes: Senior mediator and facilitator; Bren School visiting faculty (Panel Facilitator)
Lisa Campbell:
Data manager, UCSB Operational Effectiveness: Energy management initiative (Panelist)
Casey Garrett:
Web manager, Developing a Water Risk Analysis Framework for Suppliers and Applying it to a Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (Panelist)
Julia Morton:
Financial manager, The Bathtub Ring: Implications of low water levels in Lake Mead on water supply, hydropower, recreation, and the environment (Panelist)
Aliya Rubinstein:
Project manager, Evaluating Management Scenarios to Revitalize the California Commercial Swordfish Fishery (Panelist)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11:30 - 12:30
Bren Hall 1414

“This is going to be a fun and interesting discussion about lessons learned from the Group Project process. With several second-year panelists and moderator John Jostes, you can expect to learn about effective teamwork and how to translate the GP experience into successful career skills."

— Karen Askeland first-year MESM

John Jostes

Lisa Campbell

Casey Garrett

Julia Morton

Aliya Rubinstein

A panel of second-year students representing different projects and holding differing roles, will provide their insights into the world of Group Projects. Each panelist will briefly describe their experiences and share how their Group Project work influenced their academic and professional skills. The panelists will then take questions from the audience.

John Jostes specializes in mediating and facilitating complex, science-intensive disputes involving environmental and public-policy issues. He recently received the 2013 Sharon M. Pickett Award for Environmental Protection through Conflict Resolution from the Association for Conflict Resolution. Jostes has facilitated and mediated numerous local and national dialogues, including those related to homelessness, the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Plan, the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation, and endangered species issues. He has served on the boards of the Community Environmental Council, The Sustainability Project, and the Southern California Mediation Association, and has conducted pioneering research that resulted in mitigation monitoring being incorporated into the California Environmental Quality Act (AB 884). Jostes earned his master’s degree in public administration with a public disputes specialization from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


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