Early Bird Deadline Ends Today! Sustainability For Leaders Course – Level 1: Foundations (Edmonton, AB)

Sep 19, 2011 3:30 PM ET

Early Bird Deadline Ends Today! Sustainability For Leaders Course – Level 1: Fo…

Start: Oct 13 2011 - 8:30 am

End: Oct 14 2011 - 5:00 pm

The Natural Step Canada’s Sustainability for Leaders Course - Level 1: Foundations is a unique program which brings together core concepts of sustainability taught by inspirational speakers and draws upon 20 years of practical experience.

Prospective Participants

This course is designed for existing and emerging sustainability practitioners who want to gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to take a strategic, systems approach to communicating, planning, and managing sustainability initiatives. Graduates are able to explain and begin to apply The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development to help their business, community, or organization take a leadership role in sustainability. There are no course pre-requisites.

Key Dates

Course Fee

  • Early Bird: $650 CDN + tax

  • Regular: $750 CDN + tax

  • Members of The Natural Step Exchange and partners: $600 CDN + tax

  • A group discount of 10% off is available for organizations that register 3 or more participants (discount will be applied automatically when you register online)


Enterprise Square, 103 Street Meeting Room, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB (Map)

Course Benefits

  • A customized, 2-day workshop facilitated by our experienced sustainability advisors (including lunch, snacks, refreshments, and all course materials)

  • A 1-year license for our award-winning Sustainability 101 eLearning course

  • Membership in The Natural Step Exchange, our exclusive network of sustainability professionals from across Canada

Course Structure

  • 2 days of face-to-face learning (sample agenda)

  • 1-hour eLearning module

The Natural Step Canada’s Sustainability Learning Programs are designed using a dialogue education approach to learning design and facilitation. You will actively engage in hands-on, participatory learning tasks that will help you dive into the content, apply it to real situations, and prepare to transfer what you learn to your business, community, or organization.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current sustainability opportunities and risks facing businesses, communities, and organizations

  • Listen to stories and case studies from leaders in organizations moving toward sustainability

  • Apply the key steps of The Natural Step’s ABCD methodology for sustainability planning, using a case study

  • Present the core concepts of The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development in a short presentation and receive feedback from peers

  • Strategize how to effectively promote sustainability in your business, community, or organization

  • Reflect on how The Framework can help you take a leadership role in sustainability

What comes next?


Please contact Erika Aruja at earuja(at)naturalstep.ca or 613.748.3001 x236. 


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About The Natural Step Canada

The Natural Step Canada is a dynamic non-profit organization with over a decade of experience helping organizations and individuals understand and make meaningful progress toward sustainability.

WE ENVISION... a sustainable world in which individuals, communities, and businesses thrive within nature's limits.

WE STRIVE... to inspire, educate, and connect Canadian leaders to accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable world.

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