A 1-day workshop
Analyze Success to Build Success
– in Auckland and elsewhere or online –
If Strategy is ‘doing the right things’, then implementing your environmental training programs on the different topics identified in the strategy is about ‘doing those things right.’
Do you want to set up an environmental training program but worry about the risks and costs?
Would you like to be sure that training really is the solution to your environmental issues of concern?
Do you feel confident you can sell your environmental training ideas to your senior managers?
Would you like to be able to refer your boss to case studies of real success?
Would you like to be able to use a proven formula to promote the success of your training program?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then this workshop is for you.
In this workshop I help people and organizations in all sectors wanting to enhance existing environmental training programs or set up new ones. You will work with my proven framework and your own knowledge and aspirations to build a truly effective program.
This workshop is based on the Success Framework in my book How to Change the World: a practical guide to successful environmental training. The Success Framework came out of many years’ experience with environmental training programs, where I was able to isolate the factors that made them more likely to succeed.
This highly interactive workshop allows you to populate the seven elements in the Success Framework specifically for:
- your organization
- your local and legal context; and
- your environment and sustainability issues and objectives.
That’s right – the seven elements of the Success Framework are generic to any environmental training topic – yet their detailed content is specific to you.
What’s more, having a generic approach to your training will allow you to benchmark your outcomes with programs in other places, allowing you and your benchmarking partner/s to share your own learnings and learn from each other.
The workshop brought together like-minded people and gave me the support I needed to set clear training objectives for my team.’ Elyse LaFace, Environmental Specialist
If you want to learn the secrets of the most successful environmental training programs to ensure your training has the best chance of succeeding, then this is the workshop for you.
It will enable you build a robust environment and sustainability training program with confidence that you are building on a proven methodology.
Who stands to benefit from this Program Success Workshop?
This workshop is for any organization that wants to enjoy the benefits of the higher staff engagement, productivity and profitability that environmental training will yield. In particular, it works for:
- environment and sustainability program managers who want to:
- work out if training could be a solution for them, and learn how to assess the effectiveness of both their training and their wider environmental management programensure their in-house training programs are aligned with business outcomes as well as regulatory obligations and wider community visions
- businesses and utilities and their professional associations with environmental risks and compliance needs who want to develop workplace-specific environmental training for their members
- government bodies who identify industry training as a solution to:
- sector-specific environmental issues
- the need for a Just Transition for staff and owners of businesses in sustainability sunset sectors into decent work in more socially, culturally and environmentally sustainable economic activities
- sector associations and workplace unions who want to develop workplace-specific environmental training for their members, including creating new vocational qualifications for environmental training
- supply chain managers who see training as a way to foster good environmental practice as part of their organizations’ procurement policies
- tertiary and vocational educators wanting to develop and attend post-graduate courses for students who what to help agencies set up, manage, monitor and evaluate successful environmental training programs
- indigenous peoples, environmental associations and community and not-for-profit bodies who want to develop environmental training programs for their staff and volunteer volunteers in order to achieve their identified cultural, social, environmental and economic outcomes
- professional trainers working with environmental subject matter experts to help them gain a deeper understanding of frameworks for environmental management, monitoring and evaluation.
The content works for environmental training programs at all stages, whether you have:
- a new and untested idea to explore
- a young training program at the pilot or early evaluation stage
- a mature program seeking to assess its effectiveness and apply the learnings to further development, diversification into different topics or even to the development of formal qualifications.
An environment where everyone participates
Clare has an ability to develop strong relationships and create an environment where barriers to participation are broken down and ideas can be shared. Kate Lewis, Canterbury Regional Council
This workshop can take the form of:
- a 1-day public workshop
- a 1-day workshop following by an agreed number of half-day workshops or coaching sessions where you can continue building the contents of your own Success Framework.
Here’s just some of what we’ll do during the Program Workshop…
You will have time to work on your own and in groups to:
- get up to speed with the individual elements of successful environmental training programs – research; laws, policies and objectives; guidelines, compliance and enforcement; the training itself; monitoring, evaluation and program review; resources and endorsement and – most importantly of all – partnership, the magic ingredient that brings all the others to life
- appreciate how these elements interact with and support each other
- tailor the components of each element so they directly relate to your locality and organization
- build a business case for your unique training program
- review case studies of successful environmental training programs
- consider some of the tricky questions you will need to make decisions about
- work with the free Action Planner that accompanies my book to get up to speed with the ADDIE* model used by professional trainers all around the world.
* ADDIE stands for Assess, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate – it’s an iterative life-cycle approach to adult vocational training.
By the end of the day you will have a better grasp of what’s involved in designing, managing and evaluating an effective environmental training program.
Ongoing value from the Program Workshop: how it works:
After attending, you will:
- be more confident to present a business case for your environmental training to your managers
- set up a proven success framework that will support your environmental training
- work with your internal and external stakeholders to enhance its effectiveness
- better understand the resources and support needed to keep a successful training program alive and well
- be aware of the treasure trove of data in your own organization and in the Action Planner that will support your ongoing development as an environmental training program manager measure the outcomes of your training and the wider environmental program of which it is a part
- use best practice training principles to create and deliver relevant, enjoyable and effective training.
I really did enjoy the workshop. It was exactly what I needed to help me achieve my business objectives. Constance Omawumi Kola-Lawal, Nigeria
In addition to the face-to-face workshop time with me and your peers, registering for the Program Workshop also means you become eligible to receive a package of free add-ons.
Add One: Pre-workshop activity
Before the workshop I’ll ask you to collate lists or copies of the information you will need to populate my Success Framework with your data. Still at the scoping stage? Just bring the results of your thinking so far, and see if you can find an example of a similar program that’s already up and running. Don’t worry if you can’t bring much – you’ll still be taking away a lot!
Add Two: Benchmarking
As you start building or adapting your environmental training program, you may want to test and share ideas with others doing the same. So at the end of the workshop you’ll have time to come up with ideas for people and organizations to approach. It doesn’t matter if they are tackling the same environmental issue as you are or a different one, because you can use the elements of the Success Framework to inform your conversations. This is a form of peer mentoring, where experts in various fields who have identified workplace-based training as a solution to different environmental issues can learn from each other’s experience and identify performance benchmarks as they proceed.
Add Three: Post-workshop activity
After the workshop you’ll receive a follow-up activity to help you identify benchmarks that are meaningful to your environmental training program. You will also be prompted to identify and progressively develop your thoughts on “what success looks like” over time.
Add Four: Online interactive webinar/meeting
To help you follow up on your tasks and ideas, three or four weeks after the workshop I’ll host a 1-hour webinar where you can continue building your own Success Framework, revisit the workshop content and your ‘to do’ list, hear from others how they’ve been going and ask questions.
Four add-ons that nearly double this workshop’s wrap-around value for you.
Feedback on Clare’s session was overwhelmingly positive, with people finding it insightful, interesting and immediately applicable to their fields of work. Alison Greenaway, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
What’s more, you could score CPD points or hours!
By attending this workshop you may be able to obtain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or hours from your professional association. Send them the link to this page and ask them to contact me.
The 1-day workshop is 7.5 hours of training activity, excluding time for tea breaks and lunch. Some professional associations equate 1 CPD point for 1 hour of training activity. Your own professional association can tell you how many CPD points or hours this workshop will earn you.
Click here to ask me about how I can tailor the delivery of this Environmental Training Program workshop to meet your needs:
- in-house workshops
- short workshops
- 1:1 or small group mentoring.
And you can also ask me about:
- scheduled dates for my next Success workshop
- group discounts
- workshops in places other than Auckland and New Zealand.