Cadence Roundtable

Environmental breakdown: professional peer-support, policy and practice

Start the conversation

  • Do you find it hard to talk about environmental breakdown at work? 
  • Are your colleagues reluctant to engage with it?  
  • Do you struggle to find the words yourself?  

Then join us at the next Cadence Conversation, listed on our Events page. In a Cadence Conversation you will find an informal, honest, confidential and empathetic space where you can meet people who share your concerns about the future.

Many participants joining their first Cadence Conversation feel hemmed in by hierarchy, corporate culture, and their colleagues’ needs for things to turn out OK. Ironically organisations working hardest on decarbonisation can be the most reluctant to face the big-picture risks.  Working in such a setting can feel dishonest, and a betrayal of professional integrity. 

In a Cadence Conversation you will find refreshment, restoration and a renewed sense of professional purpose.  Participants help each other to gain confidence and develop the vocabulary to say what needs to be said. You do not have to be a member of Cadence Roundtable to take part.

We meet in a small group on Zoom for 60 to 90 minutes. Each session involves a short introduction, conversation in a group of four or five, and a brief closing session to share what we’ve learnt. Meeting times vary between daytime and evening so that we can accommodate various time zones and those who cannot join in office hours.

It can feel like a big step simply to turn up at one of the Cadence Conversations listed on our Events page. If it would help, you are most welcome to contact us to fix up a confidential one-to-one conversation with one of the Cadence Roundtable core team.

Finally we know how challenging climate work is to mental health and well-being.  We collaborate with the Climate Psychology Alliance who offer regular Climate Cafés open to the wider public where you can focus in greater depth on your feelings about environmental breakdown.