Application Deadline Sept. 16th for The Natural Step's Sustainability Champions Program for Emerging Leaders (Ottawa, ON)
End: Sept 25 2011 - 5:00 pm
Between the ages of 18 and 25?
Passionate about the fate of our planet and its people?
Ready to do more to champion sustainability in your community?
Then you are an Emerging Leader, and invited to apply to be a part of the first ever cohort of the Sustainability Champions Program!
This innovative program is designed to provide tools, coaching, and support to participants as they lead change toward sustainability in their networks and communities. Grounded in The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, participants are provided with a two day in-person workshop, as well as ongoing coaching and mentoring as they champion sustainability.
Our goal is to unleash the power of young sustainability leaders to catalyze change toward sustainability. Through this program you will improve your confidence in being a sustainability champion in your community.
You will choose a sustainability related project to engage your local community. You will be provided with ongoing support and resources through the Emerging Leaders Exchange and follow-up calls to help you plan and execute your project. It’s time for you to discover your inner champion! We’re here to support you along the way.
Bring your own project or create one during the training! Proposed projects so far are:
WE CANADA: Engage your local community in discussions about issues affecting all of us, in preparation for the upcoming Rio+20 Earth Summit.
The Otesha Project: Engage people you know by organizing or performing an Otesha play in your community. It's the funnest way to learn about how our individual choices affect the environment and people around the world.
This program is being offered by The Natural Step Canada in partnership with We Canada Initiative. The program runs from September to December 2011, and includes a two day in-person workshop in Ottawa on September 24 and 25. For complete details please read this brochure and APPLY ONLINE HERE. The deadline for applications is September 16.
This program is generously funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The total cost to participants is $50 and bursaries are available based on need. To ensure a quality learning environment, participation is limited to 30 spaces. So don’t delay--kick your love for our world into participatory action!
This course is offered in English and can be applied in the language of your choice.
Âgé entre 18 et 25 ans?
Préoccupé par l’avenir de la Terre et ses habitants?
Prêt à en faire davantage pour défendre la durabilité dans votre communauté?
Si oui, vous êtes un leader potentiel et nous vous invitons à postuler pour faire partie de la première cohorte du programme des champions de la durabilité! Ce programme est offert par The Natural Step en partenariat avec l’initiative Oui Canada. Le programme se déroulera de septembre à décembre 2011, et inclut un atelier de deux jours qui aura lieu en personne à Ottawa les 24 et 25 septembre. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter cette page et appliquer maintenant (en anglais).
Ce programme est généreusement financé par la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario. Le coût pour les participants est de 50 $ et des bourses sont disponibles, si nécessaire. La date limite pour postuler est le 16 septembre. Afin d’assurer un environnement chaleureux et favorable à l’apprentissage, le nombre de places sera limité à 30 participants. Ne tardez pas, transformez votre passion pour la Terre en une participation active!
L’atelier et le coaching seront en anglais. Les participants peuvent appliquer leur apprentissage et s’engager avec la communauté dans la langue de leur choix.
About the Sustainability Champions Program
The goal of the Sustainability Champions Program is to unleash the power of young sustainability leaders to catalyze change toward sustainability. The program is designed to provide tools, coaching and support to participants as they lead change toward sustainability in their networks and communities.
Grounded in The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, participants are provided with a two day in-person workshop, as well as ongoing coaching and mentoring as they champion sustainability. Opportunities for participants to assess their sustainability leadership skills are included.
The Champions program can be tailored to support existing or planned sustainability initiatives. For example, as youth support to a regional sustainability planning initiative, or in support of existing student sustainability advocacy work. For more information, contact Karen Miller at kmiller(at)naturalstep.ca and to apply please fill out the Sustainable Champions webform.
About The Natural Step Canada
The Natural Step Canada is a dynamic non-profit organization with over a decade of experience helping organizations and individuals understand and make meaningful progress toward sustainability.
WE ENVISION... a sustainable world in which individuals, communities, and businesses thrive within nature's limits.
WE STRIVE... to inspire, educate, and connect Canadian leaders to accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable world.