Design is a human-centered approach to solve problems.
Transforming the way leaders and teams learn and work together to impact nature and people
A pathway is an iterative roadmap to achieve a specific result.
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
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:
6 week cohort-based online learning program for leaders to transform their leadership
2 and 4 hour online workshops for leaders and teams to build leadership skills
Custom online workshops or sprints for teams to design solutions to change behavior
BJ Fogg, Ph.D.
Founder & Director, Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University
'Over the last 15 years, I've taught at Stanford University and trained industry innovators to use my methods in Behavior Design. I am delighted to see that my work will benefit the environment. I trained Design Pathways' founder Amy Clanin in my methods and I am a champion of this organization.'
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.
Design Pathways’ values serve as a compass for our actions and reflect what matters to us.
Face challenges with hopefulness and confidence about the future
Work together and support each other as an open and caring team
Leverage our originality to design one-of-a-kind learning experiences
Empower each other to learn and bring out the best in ourselves to drive greater impact
Recognize and celebrate our wins and failures as our teacher
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.
Your generosity will equip organizations with design skills to conserve threatened species and ecosystems.