Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact

Form part of a Community of Practice!

Are you looking to embrace the paradigm shift for a healthier planet?

Do you want to learn how to integrate the triple bottom line – people, planet, profit – into your core business, or design a new social enterprise based on environmental sustainability and social impact?

Do you wish to form part of a learning group to share experiences, progress and tackle this societal challenge together?

Join DESSI-CoP: our Community of Practice around Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact!

The Community of Practice is limited to 20 participants, selected on a first come, first served basis.

The final deadline to register HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 18h00 on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th.

Priority will be given to learners who can attend all in-person workshops.

What is DESSI-CoP?

In partnership with +Acumen, the world’s school for social change, we are offering a 7-week blended learning course comprising:

  • 5 online modules
  • 7 in-person workshops, designed and facilitated to strengthen the learning experience and apply the concepts in practice, including a Kick-Off Session and a Debrief/Celebration Session

The modules will introduce you to the key mindsets and methods for strategically approaching environmental sustainability and social impact. The Community of Practice (peer learning group) will enable you to solidify acquired knowledge through peer-to-peer exchange. Read the course description here.

When

The CoP has two components: the online modules and the in-person workshops. The online modules are followed autonomously in your own time. The in-person workshops will take place every Monday evening from 18:00 to 20:00 for the duration of the course:

ONLINE COURSE STARTS: Tuesday, October 15th

 

IN-PERSON PEER LEARNING SESSIONS:

 

Monday, October 14

  • Global Kick-Off: Meet your peers!

 

Monday, October 21

  • Workshop Module 1: The link between poverty and the environment

 

Monday, October 28

  • Workshop Module 2: Mapping the socio-ecological system

 

Monday, November 4

  • Workshop Module 3: Circular economy

 

Monday, November 11

  • Workshop Module 4: Behaviour change for environmental conservation

 

Monday, November 18

  • Workshop Module 5: Natural capital and making the business case for environmental conservation

 

Monday, November 25

  • Debriefing and Celebration session!

 

COURSE ENDS: Tuesday, November 26

For whom?

This course is directed at social entrepreneurs, conservation entrepreneurs, corporate intrapreneurs, or any other person wishing to better understand, communicate or incorporate environmental sustainability and social impact to their core activity. It is also an opportunity for career-shifters to redefine their orientation and discern their niche within the increasingly relevant field of sustainability. Most importantly, this course provides a framework for designing your own social or environmental enterprise. So no matter what you’re profile is, if you’re looking to bring sustainable solutions to the world, this course can help you.

Benefits to you

As a result of participating in the DESSI-CoP you will:

  • Design a social enterprise, fictive or real, that responds to a local environmental challenge
  • Equip yourself with the mindset and methods needed to approach environmental sustainability and social impact, applicable to your organisation and personal or professional projects
  • Develop and be part of a community of peers for an enhanced learning experience, building lasting relationships with local changemakers
  • Get access to meeting space and resources to develop your ideas beyond the course
Cost

MEMBERS: Free

 

NON-MEMBERS: 30€ deposit (returned if you finish the course)

 

Becoming a Starter member gives you privileged access to our collaborative workspace, cutting-edge events and a vibrant local & global Impact Hub community. More specifically:

  • A hosted and well-equipped meetup space to make sense of & practice the learning material, and support your journey.
  • A connection to people in our impact ecosystem through our Community App – entrepreneurs, changemakers and regional and international stakeholders – who are working to create a world that works for all.

 

 

The Community of Practice is limited to 20 participants, selected on a first come, first served basis. The final deadline to register is October 7. Priority will be given to learners who can attend all in-person workshops.

IMPORTANT: By completing and submitting this form, you are expressing your interest to be part of DESSI-Cop, our Community of Practice for the course titled Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact, delivered by our partner +Acumen. We will contact you regarding the next steps for enrolment in this course.