Field to Fork Dinner and Book Review
Participants of the PRME Meeting are invited to a attend a “field to table” dinner and book review on October 19th. Guests will enjoy a locally sourced dinner at a beautiful heritage farm and retreat centre, located just outside of Guelph. Following dinner, guests will engage in a broader discussion surrounding the ideal curriculum components that best meet the principles of PRME. This discussion will revolve around a book written by noted management consultant (and host for the dinner), Chris Houston. His book, For Goodness’ Sake: Satisfy the hunger for meaningful business details how businesses are currently undergoing a fundamental shift in its purpose, transitioning from a strictly “for profit” to a “for profit and social purpose” business model. A short and inspiring read, guests are asked to read the book prior to the dinner discussion.
"Concise, compelling, courageous. Chris Houston has produced a 'must read' book in support of what is arguably one of this century's most important and provocative concepts - business as a force for good. As dean of a business school whose vision is to develop leaders for a sustainable world, I am delighted that our students will have the privilege of exploring For Goodness' Sake with Chris Houston this fall." - Julia Christensen Hughes, dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph
About the author, Chris Houston:
Chris Houston is a seasoned consultant who, through his consulting business called The Change Alliance helps his clients bring about fundamental positive change in the organizations they lead. Chris is a ‘natural’ consultant who has a passion for helping leaders and their organizations grow and thrive, even in extremely challenging conditions. His company, Telosity has its roots in Chris’s thoughts and experiences over the course of a business and consulting career that began in the late 1980’s. That career has brought him into the management of both global and national businesses seeking to adapt to disruptive change.