Monday, February 11, 2013
Event - The Natural Step Canada's MBA Sustainability Leadership Bootcamp
Purpose: To train, empower, and create a network of 30 MBA students and recent graduates in accelerating Alberta’s shift toward a prosperous and sustainable future through a four-day intensive Bootcamp experience.
Summary: Take your MBA skills to the next level by applying your strategy, project management, sales, marketing, negotiation, and facilitation learning to the sustainability field through a week of applied exercises, simulations, and live case studies. Be inspired by a faculty of national sustainability leaders and authors. Hone your skills through practical real-life cases and presentations of your findings to corporations seeking solutions to complex sustainability challenges. You will be whipped into sustainability shape through an intense four-day Bootcamp, and will continue with coaching in the following three months. After the Bootcamp, you will have access to coaching from our expert advisory team who work with clients such as Nike, Pratt & Whitney Canada, The Co-operators Group, David Suzuki Foundation, and Research in Motion (RIM).
The program includes the following components: • A one-year license to The Natural Step Canada’s Sustainability 101 e-learning course; • A dynamic, interactive, and intensive four-day in-person workshop; and • Two follow-up group coaching webinars for participants as they apply workshop learning to their studies or jobs.
Who Should Apply? • MBA students* or recent graduates who are interested in learning more about sustainability and becoming sustainability change agents. • Early to mid-career professionals who want to develop their skills, gain practical experience communicating sustainability concepts, and become sustainability leaders to effect change in Alberta and throughout Canada. *In some cases, students in related studies may be accepted if space allows.
Cost: The total costs to participants for this four-day session are: • $250 (Student or Unemployed) • $350 (Self-Employed or Non-Profit) • $550 (Corporate / For-Profit) The program includes lunch, coffee/tea, and light snacks each day of the Bootcamp session, as well as one evening networking event. Note that travel and accommodation are not included. A small number of bursaries will be available based on need. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for a bursary.
How to Apply: To ensure an intimate and top-quality learning environment, registration will be limited to 30 participants. Applicants will be selected based on merit.
To apply: 1. Please fill out our online application form, which includes questions about your motivation for participating in the program. To ensure a quality learning environment space is limited. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 20. 2. Send your resume to emergingleaders(at)naturalstep.ca. Please include your first and last name in the subject line of your email as well as the title: 'Edmonton MBA Bootcamp'. Applications will be accepted until the program has been filled.
Past Bootcamp Speakers and Panelists
• Bob Willard, sustainability expert and author of The Sustainability Advantage, The Next Sustainability Wave, and The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook
• Claude Ouimet, Senior VP and General Manager (Canada and Latin America) of InterfaceFLOR
• Mark Anielski, President and CEO of Anielski Management Inc (AMI), author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta in the School of Business
• Nicholas Parker, Founding Managing Partner, Cleantech Global Partners. Chairman, Blue Economy Initiative, Cleantech Group LLC, Corporate Knights Media Ltd, and WaterTAP Corp. For more information and to get involved, please contact emergingleaders(at)naturalstep.ca
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