Elisabeth (Lizzie) Crudgington

A creative designer of processes for learning and innovation with the ambition to inspire and support imaginative and enterprising initiatives for a better world, Lizzie currently wears two professional hats.

The first is as Group Learnscapist for Bright Green Learning, a brand with Atadore SARL (Switzerland), creating unique and generative thinking and learning environments for groups focusing on sustainability – often bringing together the private sector, government and NGOs.

The second is as a Founder of the future Hub Geneva.  Part of the global Hub network (www.the-hub.net), the Hub Geneva will enable connections between social and ecological entrepreneurs and others who share their better world values, hosting community-driven events and offering inspiring, serviced co-working spaces for social innovation.

Additionally Lizzie is licensed by TED as an organizer of TEDx events.  Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently.

Previously Lizzie enjoyed six years with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as their Learning and Leadership Officer, building leadership capacities and skills for sustainability, heightening organizational learning and facilitating powerful multi-sector conversations on innovative sustainability solutions.  Before this, she worked as a Ecotourism Research Associate for Sakatia Environmental Association, Communication and Learning Project Developer for Sunseed Desert Technology in Almeria, Spain and as a Coordinator of the Africa at the Pictures Film Festival, FESPACO London 2000.

Certified as a professional facilitator by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and certified in teaching adults (Cambridge Certificate), Lizzie’s specialty lies in helping individuals and groups think appreciatively and systemically, maximize learning and plan strategically for positive impact.

Lizzie co-authors a blog with Gillian Martin Mehers: www.welearnsomething.org