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Garforth to Moderate Session at World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics' World Congress

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

Peter Garforth, Principal, and Rob Kerr, Managing Director of Garforth International are pleased to announce that they will moderate a session at the upcoming World Congress of World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP). The event, to be held in Montreal, Quebec, April 20 to 25 is co-hosted by Colleges and Institutes Canada.

The World Congress is titled "Collective Intelligence". It is the largest event of its kind and brings together postsecondary leaders from around the world to discuss, share, and expand their collective intelligence.

Garforth and Kerr will moderate a session entitled: A Cohort-Based Approach to Net Zero Planning for Campuses and Communities. The session will feature presentations from three of Garfroth International clients from the college sector:

  • Henry Ford College (Dearborn, Michigan)

  • Sheridan College (Oakville and Brampton, Ontario)

  • Humber College (Toronto, Ontario)

Session Description:

Colleges and communities are under growing pressure to reduce carbon emissions to zero in less than 30 years. There is significant need and potential for transforming technical, governance, and policy approaches within these settings, but design and implementation rely on developing capacity and skills. Credible, replicable plans and planning processes are essential to aligning key actors and opening access to necessary capital, yet many need help to accomplish these aims. An initiative among approximately twenty institutions in Ontario and Michigan seeks to address this need with a comprehensive framework and global expertise. This cohort-based approach leverages multiple institutional partners’ resources, knowledge and innovative practices and aims to create consistency in the resulting methods and recommendations. In this session, participants will hear from a subset of these members whose organizations have achieved breakthrough planning and implementation performance, and energy and carbon reductions. They will share insights, approaches and anticipated steps to advance the cohort’s work.

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