Change begins with understanding
Our educational programme brings the industry up to speed with sustainability and empowers attendees to make impactful changes within their respective organisations.
Our first course introduces participants to the concept of sustainability. Building on this, we plan to launch more courses to provide the industry with the knowledge required to make the shift towards the neutralisation of our ecological footprint.
Our first sustainability course: Sustainability in Practice
We all know that sustainability is important. Especially in the superyacht industry where, if we’re honest, we are lagging a bit behind. But how can we change this? The first step is to understand the practical changes we can each make in our own workplaces – from measuring our environmental impact to creating a sustainability strategy.
Our sustainability course was developed to do just that. The course is very pragmatic, provides useful tools and tips, and empowers participants to start their own sustainability programmes within their respective companies.
Held in five hours divided over two days, it’s the perfect way to get up to speed with sustainability. And you’ll be in good company. Over eighty industry professionals from leading companies have already taken the course to rave reviews.
The course is run by Centre for Sustainability & Excellence who have trained 90% of Fortune 500 companies. But this isn’t a generic sustainability course. The programme is tailored to the superyacht industry so participants get the most out of it.
What will you learn?
Participants will learn the basics, from understanding sustainability definitions and key concepts to regulatory trends. The course will also cover how to effectively communicate sustainability and avoid greenwashing, both internally and externally. Participants will be taken through how to create a sustainability strategy, measure corporate social impact, and set methods for sustainability reporting. In short, it’s everything you need to know to take sustainability seriously.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at management from companies of all sizes. Past attendees have included managing directors, naval architects, marketing managers and heads of production.
Where and how does it take place?
Until the situation allows, all future courses will take place online via Zoom. The course is held in 5 hours, divided over two consecutive days of 2.5 hours each. To ensure maximum participation, the number of participants is capped at 14. Smaller breakout sessions will be used.
Become an accredited sustainability professional
For participants who want to take the next step, they can complete an examination following the course to recieve an official digital certificate. The examination is an assignment where the participant develops a written sustainability plan that applies the lessons from the course to their own organisation.
How much does it cost?
We want the course to be as accessible as possible for the industry. That’s why we’re offering the course at almost-cost price. The course is offered at just €315. If participants want to become accredited, the optional post-course examination is an additional €380, bring the total to €695 for both the course and the examination.
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The last course of 2020 took place on 19 & 20 November.
Please register your interest to be informed on new dates in 2021.
“I recommend this course to everyone in the yachting industry with serious intentions to get started on the path of neutralising their ecological footprint.”
Maik van Zoggel – Volvo Penta
“Along with the clear vision and tools provided during the course, one will find insights into how to achieve results within their organisation.”
Roger Termorshuizen – Heesen
“The course was very well done. It fully explained the concepts, provided useful tools and helped us to better understand the subject matter.”
Michela Reverberi – Reverberi Design
“The course is business oriented, meaning it is not utopic but gives concrete arguments for a “greener” business development to which managers and shareholders will be agreeable.”
Charlotte Dimet – MB92
“I found the course very informative and insightful. It is an exciting time of change, and we are glad to be on the journey together.”
Alexandra Parkinson – Winch Design
In the media
Who has taken the course?
Dr. Ir. T.M. van Bruinessen
AB Volvo Penta
Maik van Zoggel
Business Development Manager New Technologies & Integration
Amico & Co
Manuel Di Tillio
Technical & Sales Manager
Azure Yacht Design and
Engineer in Technical Department
Marco Tommaso Coiatelli
Pre-Contractual Design and Cost Estimation Manager
Jeroen van der Sande
Feadship – De Vries Makkum
Genesis Technologies Marine
Jetty de Koster
Sales & marketing specialist
Head of Project Development
Marine/Aviation Editor at Robb Report
Diane M. Byrne
Owner and Product Lead
RINA EMEA Commercial Director
Rolls Royce Power System
Senior Project Manager Marine
R&D Project Engineer
Superyacht Service Guide
Swiss Ocean Tech Ltd
Head of Corporate Communications
Technical & Environmental Director
The Superyacht Life Foundation
Professor of Naval Architecture and Director of Research
Studio Manager Interiors
Business Development and Client Relationship Manager