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Online Course: Circular Thinking - Train-the-Trainer

20/09/2022

CIRCULAR THINKING – TRAIN-THE-TRAINERS, WEDNESDAY

by EIT Climate-KIC

Introduction

This blended course will provide training to develop a circular mindset in the use of Circularity Thinking tools and methodologies necessary to help you develop circular strategies as a facilitator for change. It will give you a clear understanding of what is involved in applying circular approaches in an organisation and will help you develop the skills you need to train others to use these tools, with a special focus on the use of blended approaches.

This Train-the-Trainer programme has been designed to help participants scale up your strategic approach to the circular economy. During the course you will learn how to use practical tools such as the Circularity Compass, Value Hill and Circularity Grid that you can use in training activities as well as supporting others to create circular solutions. You will learn how to create circular economy strategies and hear about how others have implemented circular strategies.

If you have citizenship and live in one of the RIS countries, please use this link HERE to access a discounted registration fee.

Eligible RIS countries are Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).

Circularity Thinking approach

Circularity Thinking training requires reframing a problem (‘problem space’) to see what the challenge is. The process maps the current system to understand the context of the problems. The process then moves to a ‘solution space’ where practitioners identify circular strategies that can support change. Since multiple strategies are possible, the process identifies strategies that connect and support the goals and consider the role of different stakeholders in delivering the new action plan.

The ability to map resource flows, to find structural waste, organise circular strategies coherently, and analyse these strategies from a systems perspective creates an excellent foundation for providing circular value and managing a range of relevant factors that influence whether or not a solution is successfully implemented.

Previous training has proved to be very successful: “The course over-delivered, with its hands-on approach on understanding tools like the circularity compass, value hill, strategies scanner etc, backed by relevant case-studies, open-minded experienced tutors, clearly explained online learning management system and the pool of professional colleagues that stretched my outlooks.” Jovin Hurry, May 2021.

Gain approved trainer status

We are building a community of accredited users of Circularity Thinking who have completed training and demonstrated their competency. Accredited users will be able to train others as well as being developing new opportunities to deliver Circularity Thinking in the future. To become accredited, applicants will need to deliver an example of Circularity Thinking and write a brief report on their design and evaluation of the process. This will be discussed in a short interview with an existing approved user.

For participants wishing to apply to be an approved trainer, there is the need to submit a demonstration of application with an additional 100€ cost.

Practical information

  • TYPE: Blended training course with self-study, workshops and offline activities/project components.
  • COST: 425 €. For participants from RIS countries, there is a separate registration page with a fee of 175 €. Please use this link HERE.
  • LANGUAGE: English.
  • PLACES: 10 (Seats will be reserved on a first come first serve basis).
  • TIME TO ALLOW: 25-30 hours (2-3 hours for self-study and for each of the workshop modules + offline activities). The course consists of seven workshops, with dates and indicative topics/timings as indicated below in the schedule scheme.
  • CONTACT INFO: To check eligibility and for further information contact: aleksandra.goldys@climate-kic.org

Is this course right for you?

  • This blended course is intended for practitioners, coaches and trainers who have some experience facilitating systems-related change programmes.
  • It is most fitting for participants seeking to nurture their circular mindset, experiment, learn, and share with others.
  • Detailed knowledge of circular economy strategies is NOT required, although a keen interest is clearly desirable!

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing the Innovation through Circular Economy course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a circular mindset and deep understanding of the Circularity Thinking tools.
  • Put into practice the knowledge gained on designing blended approaches for future use of the Circularity Thinking tools and methodologies.
  • Access and contribute to the Climate-KIC’s circular community of coaches, trainers and practitioners collaborating on circular economy and circularity thinking activities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ideas to complete the competency framework and become an approved trainer of the Circularity Thinking materials.

Learn more and enrol here: https://store.climate-kic.org/product?catalog=CircEcon_TtT_October20223ThLR