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Visit the homepage of Evolution University to see how we empower sustainability changemakers to EVOLVE our world through education, imagination, and action.

Virtual Event: Stories for Planet Ocean - The Tides are Changing

Join Evolution University and guests Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol and Save the Manatee Club as we celebrate the UN World Oceans Day 2023 theme Planet Ocean by sparking imagination and action for changing the tides.

Tune in to hear the stories of sea turtles shared by Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol, an all-volunteer organization that makes the world a better place for endangered and threatened marine turtles in Northeast Florida. Then we’ll meet the manatees and discover more about their life journeys from Save the Manatee, a non-profit membership club co-founded by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffet.

In-Person Event: DOS & Friends WOW Swim and Breakfast on the Beach

Celebrate UN World Oceans Week (WOW) with Evolution University & Duval Ocean Swimmers!

Hosted by Joni Roberts and Evolution University, Proud Member of Friends of UN World Oceans Day.

Join DOS to swim, paddle or walk from Jax Beach Pier to One Ocean Resort as we celebrate our beautiful ocean and the connection it brings to our community. Stay for a potluck breakfast on the beach.This is a free event open to everyone. As always, participate at your own ability and risk.

Courses & Books

Course: The EVOLVE Sustainability Framework

The EVOLVE Sustainability Framework™ is for changemakers and organizations of all sizes to get started and go farther with environmental and social impact initiatives. Featuring the Compassion-Centered Stakeholder Approach™. Join the next cohort or inquire about private group trainings.

Course: The Power of Authentic Connection 

We are living through a transformational time when humanity is evolving from hierarchical structures of power over to collaborative cultures of empowerment. To meet this moment, we need to unlearn the ways of the past and develop new ways of relating with ourselves and one another. 

eBook + eJournal: Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations

Now available as an eBook on Evolution University! Access the eBook and interactive journal by Evolution University's founder, Joni Roberts. Featuring a simple, yet powerful practice for bringing MORE connection and authenticity to our relationships. 

Course (free):

Compassion is a mindset and a skillset proven to be essential for creating better relationships and a better world. This course shares insights on how to cultivate greater capacity for compassion and empathy for people and the planet while increasing your ability to connect as leaders, collaborators, and changemakers.

Amazon Author Page
Joni Roberts

Landing page for Joni's books and journals available at Amazon US, UK, and worldwide. 

Speaking Events & Book Signings 

Meet Author and Founder of Evolution University Joni Roberts at events in person and online. Joni shares insights from her books and online courses for compassion and empathy while weaving in the themes of social and environmental sustainability, the UN SDGs, and the EVOLVE Sustainability Framework. 

Event Recordings, Articles & Resources

Webinar: How Education for the SDGs leads to Transformative Learning and University-Wide Innovation

Recording available for Joni's presentation at Kean University's OER Conference 2023. She discusses how the UN SDGs provide a way to build bridges between university programs with shared curricula, learning outcomes, and innovative collaborations. This presentation shows how learning can be transformed and universities can lead with education for sustainability, including options to contribute to and integrate open educational resources.

Webinar: Rethinking Relationships for Sustainability

The aim for this workshop hosted by Unite 2030 and led by Joni Roberts of Evolution University is to help you master the 3 Pillars of Knowledge: 1. Express compassion and empathy, 2. Connect feelings to human needs and drivers of behaviors, 3. Build better relationships by leading, 4. Explore multiple ways to connect with people and the planet. This is what we will be talking about on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 10 AM EST!
Slides are available in the Resource Hub.

Podcast: Unlocking Happiness with Amy Dix

How do we make relationships more meaningful? Is there a right or wrong, or is it the integrity of intent and quality of action? Author, Joni Roberts, talks with Positive Psychology Practitioner, Amy Dix, about redefining compassion, making relationships more meaningful, and truly understanding the language of emotion. Click image above to listen to the recording. Also available on Apple, Spotify, and other podcast providers.

Webinar: Bridging the Curriculum Content Gap for the SDGs with OER

Recording available for Joni's presentation at Kean University's Open Educational Conference 2022 where she discusses the SDGs as the world’s blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all, and how OER can fill the gap in higher education curriculum. Her session includes: evaluating the current state, imagining a new way, innovating with OER, and implementing the changes.

Interview: When You Give You Grow | Pledge 1% 

Pledge 1%'s Women Who Lead series celebrates female leaders who are paving the way for the next generation. While our featured leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and industries, they are united in their efforts to promote equality for all women in the workplace. We’ve asked them to share a bit about their journey to success, as well as lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Top Blogs

Blog: What's Happiness Got To Do With It?

The Dalai Lama shares that the purpose of life is to strive for happiness and that happiness gives us a sense of satisfaction. This leads to questions like what is happiness, and if I am not happy, what does that say about my life? I think the key word here is strive. Another one to add is authentic, after all not every situation calls for happiness. If you've taken the MOREcompassion course, you've explored the teachings of... 

Blog: Is Compassion too Fluffy Bunny for Business?

Spring is here and it’s the season for new beginnings. It’s my favorite time of the year. I love everything that spring represents— new blooms and bright colors after a long winter recess. Spring gives us a chance to recreate what we want in our lives, and in our world. From last spring to this one, our global community has gone through unprecedented change and disruption...

Blog: How 2020 Proved We Can Change the World

5 Key Lessons from 2020: As we near the end of December and the darkest days of the year, light begins to emerge again reminding us that even in the toughest of times, there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. All of us are experiencing the effects of 2020, the ups and the downs in what became a year that profoundly changed the world.

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