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WTR in the Corridors of Power: Examples from the Welsh Government

Apr 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Facilitated by Karen Scott and Diana Reynolds

In 2015, Wales was the first administration in the world to put the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into legislation with its Well-Being of Future Generations Act.

During this webinar WTR Facilitator, Karen Scott, and Sustainable Development Change Manager, Diana Reynolds, will share their experience of working together to bring WTR into the Welsh government. They’ll illustrate the methods they used and insights they gained in their experience of applying WTR within a 10-year behaviour change programme for the civil service, while engaging participants to envision how they may bring the WTR into the public and private institutions in their own areas of the world.

Although this webinar will focus on the experience of bringing WTR into the Welsh Government our hope is that it will inspire participants to carry the Work to their local, regional state or national governments, health boards, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, NGOs, corporations or any other institutions.

This is a great webinar for people who are interested in bringing the Work to one of these areas and for people who work in one of these areas and are interested in the Work That Reconnects.

Karen Scott is a WTR facilitator living in west Wales, her ancestral land and the place where she most feels at home. She trained to facilitate the Work That Reconnects with Chris Johnstone and Jenny McKewn 2012-2013 and also with Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone in the summer of 2013.

Since spring 2019, when she left her fulltime paid work in community development, Karen has run her own practice, Being in Nature, regularly offering online spirals for activists and others.

The pilot project that took WTR into Welsh Government was inspired by Karen hearing Joanna Macy tell the Shambhala Warrior prophecy. Karen is also a doting grandmother to twin toddlers, a keen grower and explorer of the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast and countryside.

For further information, please visit her facilitator profile here: https://workthatreconnects.org/user/karenann/

Diana Reynolds is currently Sustainable Development Change Manager for Welsh Government, where she is a leadership coach and manages a long-term behaviour change programme. The programme supports the behavioural and cultural change of the civil servants in the Welsh Government and also contributes to the delivery of wider cultural change as part of public service reform in Wales. For more details (and free materials) see: https://academiwales.gov.wales/pages/quick-tips-awgrymiadau-cyflym

Diana has been a civil servant in the Welsh Assembly Government since December 2000. She received national and international acclaim for her work on Cymru Ar-lein and Llywio’r Llygoden and for her work as head of Nature Conservation and Biodiversity Policy. She was programme manager for the Natural Environment Framework when she led development of the Welsh Government’s radical Green Paper: Sustaining a Living Wales

Amongst other qualifications, Diana has two degrees in mathematics and one in strategic management.  She enjoys relaxing with family and friends, sleeping, walking, reading, painting, drawing and running slowly.

A portion of the donations for this event will go to the main facilitator to honor her work and contribute to her livelihood. Donations also cover the tools, resources and staff hours each event requires. Whatever is donated above and beyond these expenses will go to the general operating fund of the Work That Reconnects Network so it can continue to provide support, networking and programing for our global WTR community.

The suggested requested donation for this webinar is between $25-$35USD

However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please donate generously within your means but feel free to join us even if you can’t contribute financially.


The whole group portions of this webinar will be recorded. Activities and sharing that occurs within breakout rooms will not be recorded. The recording will be available about 48 hours after the live webinar and will be sent by email to all those who are registered.


Apr 27, 2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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