Apply now for the Business Night School

Three-hour long Learning Opportunities will equip non-business delegates to the IUCN World Conservation Congress with knowledge and skills to work with business on contributing to ecosystem management solutions. Each evening (6-8 October), four sessions will run in parallel on (1) business basics, (2) partnerships, (3) communication and (4) tools, using case examples from a wide variety of sectors including energy, agri-business, advertising and communication technology.

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The Business Night School consists of a series of three-hour long evening Learning Opportunities that will equip non-business Congress delegates with knowledge and skills to work with business on contributing to ecosystem management solutions. These Learning Opportunities are offered by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Each evening (7-10 pm from 6-8 October 2008), four sessions will run in parallel addressing the following thematic areas: (1) business basics, (2) partnerships, (3) communication and (4) tools. Each evening the thematic area will include core curriculum followed by a different WBCSD company case study taking examples from the following sectors: cement, infrastructure, energy, mining, agri-business, forestry, and advertising and communication technology.

The Business Night School will be led by trainers and facilitators who will provide a proactive learning environment alongside WBCSD member company experts. Participants will be invited to test their knowledge, build upon personal experiences and explore future actions.

Pre and post reading will be made available to all participants along with workshop materials. Participation certificates will be provided at the end of each session and an opportunity for networking over cocktails starts from 10:00 pm.

Places are strictly limited – with only 20 to 30 participants per workshop. Attendance is therefore limited to a maximum of one Learning Opportunity per delegate.

To participate in the Business Night School, you must apply using the online Learning Opportunity application system now. 

For more information on the Learning Opportunities and the application procedure, please follow this link: http://cms.iucn.org/news_events/events/congress/forum/learning_opportunity/index.cfm.

Work area: 
Environmental Law
Business
WBCSD
Economics
Ecosystems
Ecosystems
Energy
Forests
Gender
Global Policy
Members
Protected Areas
Social Policy
Species
Water
Species
Protected Areas
Ecosystems
Social Policy
Environmental Law
Environmental Law
Members
Members
Business
WBCSD
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Asia
South America
Mesoamerica
North America
Europe
Europe
Mediterranean
East and Southern Africa
West and Central Africa
West Asia
Oceania
Bangladesh
Botswana
China
Lao PDR
Mozambique
Nepal
Pakistan
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
South-Eastern Europe 
Southern Caucasus
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Thailand
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