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Transforming the way leaders and teams learn and work together to impact nature and people

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What is Design?
 

Design is a human-centered approach to solve problems.

What is a Pathway?
 

A pathway is an iterative roadmap to achieve a specific result.

Our Why
 

The best leaders and highest performing teams are life-long learners. With growing threats to our planet, this is the time for environmental and conservation leaders to invest in themselves and their teams; to learn, grow, and evolve.

However, they are working in high-intensity, low-resource, and remote environments to fight against climate change, deforestation, and biodiversity loss caused by human behavior. It is difficult to commit the time, money, emotional bandwidth, and energy into their personal and professional development. Unfortunately, there are limited opportunities for mid- to late-career leaders. They want new skills and support beyond the early-career training they received in project management and fundraising. 

The stakes are too high for organizations to rely on learning through trial and error. They are looking for impactful and affordable learning opportunities to solve real-world complex leadership and conservation challenges today.

We believe design is critical for environmental and conservation leaders because it...

  • Helps us understand what shapes human behavior

  • Strengthens teams to collaborate and get unstuck

  • Unlocks new ways of thinking and doing to see faster results
What We Do 
 

Our work leverages private sector expertise and real-world experience to help leaders and teams uncover blindspots, gain new insights, and achieve breakthroughs.  We offer three learning programs to help organizations of any size anywhere master skills in leadership and Behavior Design:  

TRANSFORM

6 week cohort-based online learning program for leaders to transform their leadership

UPSKILL

2 or 4 hour online workshops for leaders and teams to build leadership skills

ACCELERATE

Custom online workshops or sprints for teams to design solutions to change behavior

Who We Are
 

Our team combines design, conservation, and business expertise from Silicon Valley. We are united by our shared passion to help leaders and teams transform the way they learn and work together.

Hi, my name is Amy! I am a learning experience (LX) designer in conservation.
Amy Clanin
Founder, LX Design
Hi, my name is Pradeep! I am the Head of Experience at RippleWorks.
Pradeep Suthram, MBA
Advisor, Business Design
Hi, my name is Karen! I am the CEO at Island Conservation.
Karen Poiani, Ph.D.
Advisor, Conservation
Hi, my name is Rhett! I am the Founder and CEO at Mongabay.
Rhett Butler
Advisor, Conservation
Our Values
 

Design Pathways’ values serve as a compass for our actions and reflect what matters to us.

OPTIMISM

Face challenges with hopefulness and confidence about the future.

COLLABORATION

Learn together and support each other as an open and caring team.

CREATIVITY

Leverage our originality to design one-of-a-kind learning experiences.

TRANSFORMATION

Empower each other to grow and bring out the best in ourselves to drive greater impact.

CELEBRATION

Laugh, create, and celebrate our wins and failure as our teacher.

Our Mission

We help leaders and teams transform the way they learn and work together to impact nature and people.

Let's Work Together

We customize our learning programs to meet your highest needs and set you up for success.

Support Us

Your generosity will equip organizations with design skills to conserve threatened species and ecosystems.