Businesses often overlook one simple fact concerning implementation of sustainability initiatives—it is vital to get your employees engaged. Individual behaviors tend to be based on culture, habit and emotion and often can be disconnected from logic and rational thought. When attempting to promote sustainable behaviors among employees, it is important to give facts and information. However information is not enough to make systematic change within an organization. It is important for organizations to consider all aspects of organizational change strategies including: informing, engaging, motivating and incentivizing.
In this training, participants will learn why it is so important to engage staff with sustainability initiatives. They will gain understanding of the fundamentals of change management and behavior modification. Participants will also learn effective communication strategies and incentives that will increase engagement and participation. Company examples, best practices and research surrounding employee engagement in sustainability will also be reviewed.
Understand the research on why it is necessary and vital to engage employees in sustainability initiatives
Key players to engage in forming 'green teams' and their primary role and responsibilities
Understand the concept of change and transition and its application to new sustainability strategies
Learn strategies on gaining commitment and accountability from staff
Understand basic theories on behavior modification
Learn best practices around sustainability motivated awards and incentives
Gain ideas on volunteering with non-profits to increase understanding of social and environmental issues
Learn the eight keys to effective sustainability communications
Gain tips on training and educating staff on sustainability
Learn about best practices, trends and company examples to engage employees in sustainability
Seminar Length: 2-4 hours
Max Class Size: 30 participants
Materials: 30 page workbook provided
Seminar Location: On-site at company