Level 1 Sustainability Course: Foundations in Sustainability-Inspired Strategy

A Transformative Approach to Innovation, Strategy, and Results for the Aerospace Sector

The Natural Step Canada’s Level 1 Sustainability Course: Foundations in Sustainability-Inspired Strategy is an opportunity to apply the core concepts of sustainability. In this compelling 1-day workshop you will work through a hands-on case study using The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, giving you the knowledge and tools to better understand strategy and take a systemic approach to planning and managing sustainability initiatives. After this workshop, you will be better equipped to take a sustainability leadership role in your organization to capture value, enable innovation, and drive strategy.

This course is taught by engaging facilitators who have worked with businesses and communities—large and small—across Canada and around the world. It draws upon The Natural Step’s 20 years of practical sustainability experience researching, developing, and refining our approach with countless global clients and partners.


Level 1 Sustainability Course Schedule

Stay tuned for upcoming locations and course dates.


Should you take this course?

The Level 1 Sustainability Course: Foundations in Sustainability-Inspired Strategy is designed for any professional whose goal is to lead or influence sustainability-related change processes, whether in a sustainability role or not. The only pre-requisite is an appetite for the skills and tools to more effectively communicate, plan, influence, and manage sustainability initiatives. As a graduate, you will be able to explain and begin to apply The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development to enable your business, community, or organization to take a leadership role in sustainability.


Do you want to organize your own training for a group in your community?

The Natural Step Canada is now delivering our Level 1 course in partnership with community groups across Canada. If you're interested in finding out how to bring a Level 1 course to your community please contact tseed(at)naturalstep.ca.


What will you get?

  • A customized, 1-day workshop (including lunch and refreshments)
  • A comprehensive workbook to use during the workshop and keep for your reference
  • A 1-year license for our award-winning Sustainability 101 eLearning course
  • A certificate of completion from The Natural Step Canada


What will you learn?

You will gain a solid foundation in sustainability concepts and strategy, share your experiences and challenges, and engage with sustainability practitioners from a variety of sectors.

Before the workshop, you will complete our 1-hour Sustainability 101 eLearning course on your own time as an introduction to the core concepts of The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. All participants will arrive at the workshop with a shared language and understanding of sustainability basics, which will enhance our interaction and discussion to make the most of our time together.

Throughout the day, you will interact closely with your peers, discussing and presenting your ideas and challenges back to the group. There will also be ample opportunities to network before and after the course, during breaks, and over the lunch hour.


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Other questions?

Please contact info(at)naturalstep.ca.


Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. The amount paid, minus a 20% processing fee, will be refunded for all cancellations received 30 days prior to the course start date. A refund of 50% of the price paid will be issued for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the course start date. However, no refund will be issued for cancellations received within 7 days of the course start date. Note that we are not issuing credit notes at this time but that you may substitute another person if you are unable to attend.

Please note that we reserve the right to cancel the course within seven days of the course start date. If the course is cancelled we will provide a full refund however, we are not responsible for travel and accommodation costs.

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