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Achieving ‘Green Growth’: Online Strategy Workshop & Business Training Programme

Webinar delivery date: 1 October 2020

Webinar delivery times: 9.00am to 13.15pm

Reviews: 8 October 2020

Total time commitment per delegate: 15 hours

Video Conferencing Platform:  ZOOM


Customers, suppliers, staff and stakeholders (including business owners themselves) are increasingly concerned about the effects that their actions and purchase decisions have on the environment.

The online Eco Strategy programme is built around a live interactive webinar session. The objective is to enable delegates to achieve greener business growth.  Delegates will be expected to complete individual pre and post-webinar tasks and will have the opportunity to review the outcomes on a 1-2-1 basis with a seasoned practitioner.

Whatever your business or size, this workshop is a great introduction to help you plan and implement manageable environmental actions that will add value to the way customers see your business.

This programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), For eligible businesses (Eligibility criteria below) there will be no charge to your business. Places on this course will be limited to a maximum of 15 people, one person per company. With the limit on numbers for this online training event, people registering interest may be contacted to check ERDF eligibility.

Business Training Programme Summary:


Live interactive webinars                                    4.25 hours  (including regular breaks)

  • Individual Task work                                          0 hours
  • Q&Q and Reviews                                               75 hours
  • Templates and worksheets are provided
  • Access to further online Training Material



PART 1: Knowledge Transfer

Preparatory Session (1 hr individual task work)

Preparing a short summary of personal and business environmental goals and aspirations

(templates and worksheets provided).


Eco Strategy Webinar 9.00 am to 13.15pm (4 ¼ hrs direct delivery)

A live webinar session, where interactive questioning is encouraged, comprising three 45 minute elements of knowledge transfer, 10 minute case studies with breaks.



Post session Q&A (3/4 hr direct delivery)

The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session providing delegates further opportunity to ask any outstanding questions.


PART 2: Application and mentoring

Post Session Element 1 (1 hr individual task work)

Review /revise environmental goals


Post Session Element 2 (1 hr individual task work)

Review differences between what your business is currently aiming to achieve and what you would like.


Post Session Element 3 (4 hr individual task work)

Using a three year timeframe what would ‘good’ look like from a Green Growth perspective.


Post Session Element 4 (2 hr individual task work)

Actions needed to achieve three year trajectory.


Post session review    (October 8th – 1 hr direct delivery)

There will be an opportunity for delegates to book a teleconference session with EBS to answer specific questions on post session work. On the day there will be a number (tbc) of time slots to choose from. Depending on the number taking up a time slot the session will comprise a small delegate group and will provide the opportunity for interaction and hearing other people’s questions.


TOTAL TIME    15.00 hours  (9 hrs individual task work; 6 hrs direct delivery)


Who is eligible to attend? 

This workshop is funded by the ERDF. It is open to small and medium sized businesses in Cumbria that meet ERDF eligibility criteria including:

  • Less than 250 FTE employees
  • Turnover less than 50m euros or balance sheet total less than 43m euros.
  • Primary focus is Business to Business (B2B) and may exclude Business to Consumer (B2C) retail activity; check if in doubt.
  • Certain sectors excluded e.g. nuclear and agriculture.

Please contact Glyn Griffiths  glyn.griffiths@cumbria.ac.uk for further information.

For further information and to register – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-eco-strategy-workshop-registration-117374557461

October 1, 2020
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
University of Cumbria

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