Overview

This Workshop is for leaders who want to develop a sustainability program for their small business and expand their sustainability skills in a meaningful way. In this program, you will learn about the basic concepts of sustainability and how they apply to businesses.

This dynamic program will provide you with the tools to develop a practical, simple, and customized sustainability program. The small class size will support network development and provide opportunities for one-on-one support.

You will leave with a self-developed sustainability plan that you can share widely and adapt on your own.

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Starting January 10, 2023 | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Closed

Module 1: Sustainability 101
January 10, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 2: Understanding Your Current Sustainability State
February 8, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 3: Managing Your Business Sustainably for Success
March 8, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 4: Gathering External Stakeholder Information
April 11, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 5: Gathering Internal Stakeholder Information
May 9, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 6: Creating Your Sustainability Vision
June 13, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 7: Building Your Sustainability Road Map
August 8, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 8: Reporting Your Sustainability Program
September 12, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 9: Participant Sustainability Program Presentations
October 10, 2023 (3 hours)

Starting January 11, 2023  |  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Closed

Module 1: Sustainability 101
January 11, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 2: Understanding Your Current Sustainability State
February 9, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 3: Managing Your Business Sustainably for Success
March 9, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 4: Gathering External Stakeholder Information
April 12, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 5: Gathering Internal Stakeholder Information
May 10, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 6: Creating Your Sustainability Vision
June 14, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 7: Building Your Sustainability Road Map
August 9, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 8: Reporting Your Sustainability Program
September 13, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 9: Participant Sustainability Program Presentations
October 11, 2023 (3 hours)

Starting February 21, 2023  |  St. Albert, Alberta

Module 1: Sustainability 101
February 21, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 2: Understanding Your Current Sustainability State
March 14, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 3: Managing Your Business Sustainably for Success
April 18, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 4: Gathering External Stakeholder Information
May 16, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 5: Gathering Internal Stakeholder Information
June 20, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 6: Creating Your Sustainability Vision
August 15, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 7: Building Your Sustainability Road Map
September 19, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 8: Reporting Your Sustainability Program
October 17, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 9: Participant Sustainability Program Presentations
November 21, 2023 (3 hours)

Starting February 22, 2023  |  Calgary, Alberta

Module 1: Sustainability 101
February 22, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 2: Understanding Your Current Sustainability State
March 15, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 3: Managing Your Business Sustainably for Success
April 19, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 4: Gathering External Stakeholder Information
May 17, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 5: Gathering Internal Stakeholder Information
June 21, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 6: Creating Your Sustainability Vision
August 16, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 7: Building Your Sustainability Road Map
September 20, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 8: Reporting Your Sustainability Program
October 18, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 9: Participant Sustainability Program Presentations
November 22, 2023 (3 hours)

Starting February 23, 2023  |  Calgary, Alberta

Module 1: Sustainability 101
February 23, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 2: Understanding Your Current Sustainability State
March 16, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 3: Managing Your Business Sustainably for Success
April 20, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 4: Gathering External Stakeholder Information
May 18, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 5: Gathering Internal Stakeholder Information
June 22, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 6: Creating Your Sustainability Vision
August 17, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 7: Building Your Sustainability Road Map
September 21, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 8: Reporting Your Sustainability Program
October 19, 2023 (3 hours)

Module 9: Participant Sustainability Program Presentations
November 23, 2023 (3 hours)

For additional dates, location, and further event details, contact the Trace Workshop Team

Workshop duration
One 3-hour module each month for 9 months

Program Format
In-person

Class size
12 or fewer participants

Effort
Approximately 3 to 6 hours per week

Instructor Name
Jacqueline Gorman, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Partner and Sustainability Excellence Associate

 

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For more information please contact:
Jacqueline Gorman, M.Sc., Sustainability Excellence Associate
Trace Associates Inc. | 1.877.418.7223

Investment

$4,995 CAD +tax per individual

Course Outline

Objective
To provide knowledge and tools to develop a practical, simple, and customized sustainability program for small businesses. All modules are presented in-person. Participants’ learning will be assessed as complete or incomplete based on a sustainability presentation provided by each student at the conclusion of the program. The credential received at the conclusion of the training is a Sustainability Workshop Certificate of Completion.

This 3-hour introductory module will review sustainability history, definitions, and frameworks. It will answer the questions:

  • Why is sustainability important to your business?
  • How can you calculate the return on investment?
  • How can you gain buy in from the leadership team or employees?

This 3-hour module will allow learners to assess and document their current sustainability state.  Content will include:

  • Defining baseline and gap assessments
  • Gathering relevant business data
  • Documenting baseline results

Special Topic: Greenhouse Gas Reporting

This 3-hour module will allow learners to assess their current management practices as they pertain to sustainability. Content will include:

  • What is Governance?
    • Best Practices
    • Ethics and Corruption
    • Climate Adaptation (Flood and Fire Risk)
  • Special Topic: Emergency Risk Management

This 3-hour module will allow learners to determine who matters to their business and create a plan to understand their priorities. Content will include:

  • What and who is a stakeholder?
  • Gathering External Stakeholder Information
    • Topics Important to International Reporting Agencies
    • Publicly Available Information Regarding Clients and Suppliers
    • External Stakeholder Surveys
  • Documenting and Interpreting Stakeholder Assessment Results

Special Topic: Indigenous Inclusion

This 3-hour module will allow learners to assess the priorities of the people in their business. Content will include:

  • Employee Surveys
  • Leadership Surveys
  • Interpreting Survey Results
  • Social Support for Employees and the Community
    • Assessing employee support
    • Assessing community needs and skills-based volunteering
  • Special Topic: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This 3-hour module will allow learners to develop a sustainability vision for their business. Content will generally include:

  • Vision Setting Methods
  • Alignment with Business Vision
  • Change Management
  • Special Topic: Embedding Sustainability

This 3-hour module will guide learners to develop a road map to document the path to achieving their vision. Content will include:

  • Understanding the Need for Change
  • Enlisting the Support of Change Agents
  • Creating a Road Map
    • Identifying priorities
    • Back casting from future envisioned state
    • Documenting goals and timelines
  • Special Topic: The Circular Economy

This 3-hour module will review current standards for sustainability reporting. Content will include:

  • International reporting frameworks
  • North American reporting frameworks
  • Reporting material content
  • Special Topic: 3rd Party Certification and Rating Systems

This 3-hour module will allow learners to present their sustainability programs to their cohort. Content will include:

  • Individual Presentations
  • Presentation of Awards and Certificates of Completion

Who should enroll?

This program has no formal prerequisites, but applicants should hold a senior role within their business, have access to business records, and have the ability to influence change within their organization.

Common businesses that would benefit from this program:

  • Businesses serving publicly traded corporations
  • Businesses serving crown corporations
  • Professional service companies such as legal, accounting, and engineering firms
  • Private healthcare businesses such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, and dentists

Other Training Provided by Trace Associates

Emergency Management and Incident Command Training
Emergency Management and Incident Command Training
Bruno C-8 (1) (1)

Bruno Cornejo, AMBCI has been developing and facilitating emergency management and incident command training for over 20 years and has been providing training through Trace since January 2020.

For more information please contact:
Bruno Cornejo, AMBCI
Senior Technical Advisor
1.877.418.7223

Indigenous Reconciliation <br />and Learning
Indigenous Reconciliation
and Learning
Brad Spence-7 (1)

Brad Spence, Principal Indigenous Advisor at Trace has been providing Indigenous inclusion and education for over 18 years for local and national audiences.

For more information please contact:
Brad Spence
Principal Indigenous Advisor
1.877.418.7223

Group Training Requests

If you wish to book training for your group regarding sustainability, emergency management, Indigenous reconciliation and inclusion, or any of Trace’s other areas of specialization, please connect with us.

For more information please contact: Jacqueline Gorman, M.Sc., P.Geo., S.E.A. | 1.877.418.7223

what our clients are saying

Jacqueline Gorman did an excellent job of facilitating the development of a sustainability management program at itracks. She was instrumental in implementing sustainability education and collaborating to support the development of sustainability initiatives. I highly recommend Jacqueline’s services based on her highly respected ability to adapt best practices to our company scenarios.

Garnette Weber, CEO
itracks