Is Your Training Policy Eco-Friendly?

Climate change is an issue no one can ignore. Some of the best scientists in the world have put climate change front and centre in our minds.

But what are we doing about it?

Have the recent announcements from government and business leaders in support of climate action spurred your organisation to put environment and climate at the top of your strategic agenda?

If so, you’re probably seeing some change momentum in major areas such as the supply chain, transportation and energy, but, in reality, how far has the environment agenda cascaded into the organisation? What can you do on a more micro level?

Before the pandemic struck, were you still delivering the majority of your training face-to-face? Did you consider:

  • What are the environmental costs of transport to training venues, near or far? Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, congestion…
  • What about the environmental costs of the venue itself? Heating, air-conditioning, even catering…
  • A physical learning environment often also relies on physical learning materials, what about the environmental costs of that?

Did you consider how these costs multiplied for global training programmes when hundreds of managers flew out to a fixed location? The truth is, taking just one return flight generates more CO2 than citizens of some countries produce in a year so the flights alone will skyrocket the environmental impact of your training programme.

So, what can you do when the pandemic is over to contribute to your organisation’s environment agenda? Will you pick up where you left off or will you look at alternative ways to deliver training programmes that still pack a punch but don’t have such drastic consequences on the environment.

What’s even better than a world-class workshop-based programme?

Notion’s award-winning STAR® Manager programme offers the very latest in behavioural change technology and has the capability to do just that. STAR® Manager is a 100% virtual, fully blended management development programme that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, any place by cohorts of one manager up to thousands of managers.

The blend is so sophisticated that it prompted LEO’s Director of Learning and Strategic Design, Andrew Joly, to announce that “[STAR® Manager] is leading the learning revolution.”

He said, “it’s not very often you get the chance to genuinely take something with such incredible value in a non-digital context and then step up to the plate and deliver something that is not just equal to but better than a live learning programme.”

You’d be right to think that e-learning doesn’t match up to live workshops, but we’re not talking about e-learning…we’re talking about STAR® Manager… a fully blended programme of 18 different activities including live Tutor support that is delivered via virtual technology and has a zero carbon footprint.

If you’re still not convinced that virtual learning exists as a credible alternative to world-class workshop based live programmes then contact us to learn more about STAR® Manager and how it could support your management development programmes.

BEIS and the London School of Economics have independently evaluated the STAR® programme to deliver 74x learner ROI across 62 organisations in 14 sectors, and is statistically proven to change management behaviour and upskill management competencies. STAR® has also won a range of awards for innovation and process design.

Leading academics, government agencies, global banks, retailers and manufacturers are already using it. Don’t get left behind. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

What actions are you willing to take to make your training programmes more eco-friendly?

Click here for more information about how STAR® Manager can help you develop your managers without the environmental costs of live programmes or call us for an informal chat on +44(0)1926 889 885.

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