Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Launching in 2016: Bright Green Learning Academy! Facilitating Collaboration and Creating Change

  • Does your work include convening diverse stakeholder (internal or external) to create shared solutions and results? 
  • Do you want to build more effective, collaborative relationships in your work? 
  • Would you like to strengthen your ability to communicate and work with complexity and uncertainty?
  • Do you need more tools for creating greater impact in your organization and work? 

If you said yes to any of these then read on!

For us, 2015 was a rich year - we've worked close to home and far afield on a broad range of issues including water and oceans, whale conservation, the green economy, youth employment, gender issues and reproductive health, aluminium stewardship and biomaterials, amongst many others. We've been strategic planning, partnership building, developing teams, capturing and sharing learning, and much more. It has been a great pleasure to work with so many committed and talented people all over the world working towards social and environmental sustainability.  Now, as 2015 comes to a close, Lizzie and Gillian are delighted to announce that in 2016 we will launch the Bright Green Learning Academy

The Academy offers programme and project leaders and managers, social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, the opportunity to create a customized learning programme that builds skills to facilitate collaboration and create change.  It comprises a set of 29 structured, face-to-face learning modules (full and half day) that can be combined on a needs-basis.  People can opt to take a few select modules or the whole Academy Certificate Programme, and to complete their learning with the Academy in less than six months, or over the course of twelve (February 2016-February 2017).  There are a number of different learning packages to choose from, with a full programme description and details of the modules on the website.

The Academy draws on Bright Green Learning’s experience offering both open-subscription facilitation training and running substantive, successful, bespoke in-house learning programmes for a number of leading organizations whose staff work internationally to convene diverse actors and foster multi-stakeholder collaboration for environment and social development. See what some past learners have said about the training here, and find out more about the training team.

If you or your team’s work includes convening diverse stakeholders (internal or external) to create shared solutions and results;  building more effective, collaborative relationships in your work;  strengthening abilities to communicate and work with complexity and uncertainty; and/or if there is the need for more tools for creating greater impact in their organization and work, then they might want to take a closer look and consider registering for the modules of greatest value on the Academy website.

We are really excited about this new initiative and hope that you will be too!  And we would be delighted if you would please share this with colleagues and others in your professional networks that would benefit from the learning experiences now on offer.

Please note: Early bird registration (via the website) is open until midnight CET 31st December 2015. Registration for the February and June 2016 course offerings are now open!