Sustainability for SMEs
The IKC3 ‘Sustainability for SMEs’ programme aims to support and empower small to medium enterprise and a range of organisations in a practical, actionable wayto take control of their sustainability planning and monitoring needs. Comprisedof six interactive sessions over 12 weeks, the programme will guide participants inthe creation of their Sustainability Plan and a clear Roadmap to Sustainability tailored to the specific needs of each organisation. The sessions are structured toguide and create incremental but meaningful changes into any business ororganisation and to develop a Sustainability Plan for all stakeholders & clients.
Key to this is an assessment of current operations, defining and setting clearactionable objectives and tools to engage with staff and stakeholders to identifyareas for improvement, developing strategies, monitoring progress, and laying thefoundation for an effective and practical sustainability journey roadmap. Globallyand nationally, SMEs play a vital role in driving economic growth and innovation. Implementing a sustainability plan can help these small to medium enterprises tobecome more resilient, uncover cost efficiencies, preempt upcoming rules andregulations, improve brand reputation, and gain a competitive edge.
How will the course benefit my career/organisation?
Sustainability skills are high in demand across as sectors and organisations. It isimperative to have a structured sustainability plan that meets existing andupcoming legislation, reporting and policy change. This course will support yourcareer prospects through the addition of valuable skills and knowledge thatbenefit your place of work, your business or organisation with clear actionablesustainability targets, monitoring tools and strategy for growth and development.
What to expect.......
- Develop your sustainability plan in 6 sessions over a 12 week period
- Resource Management & Policy – Influencing and Competing Factors for SMEs
- Inspiration from real world SMEs in climate transition action, reporting and monitoring
- Sustainability Roadmap – Design and strategic pillars for successful implementation
- Green Team – Building the team and developinginternal leadership skills & project ownership
- Communicating Sustainability Credentials –Internal, external stakeholders, suppliers &customers
This programme is designed for those who have reached NFQ level 7 degree in business, HR, sales, management, engineering, food & beverage sector, marketing or any relevant degree area. The University’s policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) also applies.
AWARD TYPE: Continuing Professional Development
DURATION: 1 semester, part-time, online, evening sessions once a fortnight for 12 weeks commencing 13th February 2024.
COST: This course is fully funded by the IKC3 Project with zero cost to participants.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
29th January 2024
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lifelong Learning Office
Phone: +353 (0)66 719 1701