Elisabeth (Lizzie) Crudgington

Lizzie is a creative designer of processes for learning and innovation. As Learning Designer and Group Facilitator for Bright Green Learning, a brand with Atadore SARL (Switzerland) since 2009, Lizzie creates generative thinking and learning environments for client groups.  Her niche is social and environmental resilience – often bringing together the private sector, government and NGOs.

Licensed by TED as an organizer of TEDx events, whilst working for Bright green Learning Lizzie has conceived, curated and hosted four independently organized events in the spirit of TED’s mission: “ideas worth spreading”.  Her events have featured diverse health and environment talks, including disaster risk reduction (Radhika Murti) and payment for ecosystem services (Eva Zabey).

Previously as Learning and Leadership Officer with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) she designed and facilitated effective multi-sectoral group dialogues and processes for learning and planning; provided toolkits and training in approaches to interactive learning and group process facilitation; and managed a stream of 50 skills-building workshops at the 2008 IUCN World Conservation Congress.

Other professional experience includes as an Ecotourism Research Associate for Sakatia Environmental Association, Communication and Learning Project Developer for Sunseed Desert Technology in Almeria, Spain and Adminstrator of the Africa at the Pictures Film Festival, FESPACO London 2000.

Lizzie is certified as a professional facilitator (CPF) by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and certified in teaching adults (Cambridge Certificate).  She co-authors a blog with Gillian Martin Mehers: www.welearnsomething.org