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Testimonies from participants | Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Program, Houston, September 2018
Participant Testimony | Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Program, Toronto, April 2019
“I greatly appreciated the ability to discuss topics through examples. My expectations for this training program were met completely. I have gained new skills and knowledge”.
Rae Reeshemah Howard – Mission Leader
“The training brought the topic of agricultural sustainability to life in FFA. The enthusiasm gained by our employees about sustainability is just one of the many benefits we achieved through the training“.
Mark Poeschl – Chief Executive Officer at National FFA Organization
“I really enjoyed the holistic view of corporate CSR during the training program. I was very satisfied with the opportunity for interaction and participation”.
Holly Beale – PM, Environmental Sustainability
“Very well built training. The thought balance between depth and breadth of topics worked well”
NELSON MUMMA JR
“The skills I’ve learned will help me improve my performance on the job. I was completely satisfied with the opportunity for interaction and participation as well as the case studies presented and the course material. I greatly appreciated the practical, real world examples, case studies and the opportunity to interact with different size companies from all over the world – gained perspective. My expectations for this training program were met completely”.
“The training provided tools to quantify the issues related to sustainability and how to effectively form those into a business case”.
“I feel I have learned about the foundations, reporting in a structured way. It was great to hear about CSE’s research and findings in first hand”.
“I was completely satisfied with the opportunity for interaction, participation and networking through well-structured discussion forums. I really appreciated the science based sustainability approach and the real world business cases and overall CSE methodology”.
“Effective learning experience that reflected the business case of sustainability. I really appreciated the detailed information on how to perform a sustainability assessment and the respective examples for practical application”.
“I really enjoyed the breakout sessions that practically apply sustainability concepts. I appreciated the competence-based learning experience and critical engagement with a range of strategies and tools, through sector based case studies for practical action”.
“The instructors are very knowledgeable and understand the direction of the industry”.
“The content of the training was very interesting. The discussion and diversity among participants was thrilling”
Denise Edmond, Commercial Operations Integration Lead, Latin America, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
“The training was comprehensive, addressed critical areas and a process to develop strategy. My understanding of this area and vocabulary has definitely expanded”.
“The diverse group of organizations helped gain insight to other industries”.
“The opportunity to interact with a highly educated group of people, prepared to participate and share their knowledge and experience, from diverse companies”.
“It was great how relevant the instructors made it to our organizations. We were constantly learning how to implement the strategies and ideas back at our companies. Super relevant!”
“ Consolidated overview of all the concepts, ratings, reporting and standards”.
“By bringing together professionals from various industries, attendees are able to develop greater/wider understanding of sustainability and its applications”.
“It was a very interactive group from a variety of industries which allowed for diverse viewpoints”.
SHERI L. BLYSTONE
“The structure of content was great. I loved the practical examples and case studies. I really enjoyed the interactive nature of the course. Excellent performance of the instructors. Great materials and resources. Overall excellent and useful course”.
“Controversial issues were explored and challenging case studies were presented”.
“Excellent training program addressed to Sustainability Professionals who want to excel in their field. I mostly enjoyed sector based case studies, the ability to learn from peers as well as the instructors”.
“The training program provided clear direction into where we can lean in on our CSR strategy and areas to improve our report for next year including stakeholder mapping and engagement and also incorporating / referencing GRI standards”.
“I was completely satisfied with the case studies presented, the course material and the trainer’s overall performance. The Online digital format worked better than expectations, and it was easy to communicate with everyone”.
“I appreciated the pace of the course and really enjoyed the simulation. I am excited to share learning from this course with my colleagues and network”.
“Taking into account the course learnings, it is much easier to consider and set up the key priorities for the next steps in sustainability. It was an excellent training program to educate future Sustainability Leaders”.
“This program has been very informative to me because my company recently appointed a Sustainability VP- meaning that it appreciates how crucial it is to adapt to sustainability practices. And with the knowledge acquired here I will be better placed in contributing quota to successful adoption of stronger sustainable practices”.
“The biggest takeaway for me is that I am looking forward to applying the 5 stages of sustainability assessments to drive continuous improvement of our sustainability strategy and integration into business planning. And also gaining the perspective of other sustainability practitioners across different industries!”.
“My key learnings were: best practices for stakeholder engagement on materiality, supply chain sustainability as more than just a Code of Conduct, and being clear and measurable with all your targets goes a long way for credibility. Thanks for a great course!”
“The case studies and the interaction with other members of the group. Applying theory to “real” business and organizations.”
“Being exposed to different industries, from all over the globe. Also, the case studies were my favorite to review”.
Anna Orzel – Senior Product Manager at UNFCU
“Very knowledgeable presenters who provided information in a clear manner, as well as through diverse mediums and group activities“.
Elisabeth Philippe, Senior Manager Community and Media Relations Marketing, United Nations Federal Credit Union
“Extending the network and getting in contact with other “sustainability ambassadors” added value to the training program”.
BJOERN VAN LAAK
“I am very satisfied with very open communication and friendly approach”.
“This is an excellent training program! It met my expectations completely. I greatly appreciated the certified training material and I enjoyed three days of intense and highly interactive online group program and networking opportunities through well-structured discussion forums”.
“I feel I have gained new skills and knowledge. I found myself engaged in learning new practical fundamental tools to elevate our organization’s sustainability performance. I highly appreciated the interaction with and contribution of the participants”.
“I really enjoyed the opportunity for deep discussion on a range of sustainability topics with sustainability professionals from other industries. Excellent trainer’s overall performance. Totally satisfied with the explanations of the program’s concepts”.
“Broad range of sectors by participants led to a solid and varied discussion showing of best practices.”
Alistair Cameron – Senior VP QHSE at Altus Intervention
“The interactive nature of the course, the detailed knowledge of the trainer and the use of practical examples to share and enhance knowledge”.
“The trainers were highly qualified. They included interesting case studies as examples. The course was very well structured and the course material was also very helpful. The only thing we missed was the face-to-face communication!”
Aspasia Oikonomou – HR and Communications at Pelopac
“The trainer is very knowledgeable; the participants had different backgrounds which made the discussion very interesting. Good mix of theory and practical input.”
Wiebke Moehwald – Human Resources HR Controlling & Analytics HR Sustainability Reporting & Workforce Analytics at Lanxess
“The strategic approach was helpful and the course slides excellent.”
Colette Coogan – Sustainability Manager at AIB
“Compact two training that covered very relevant and current topics with a practical and pragmatic approach. Good discussion and learning experiences from other participants.”
Jacqueline Wellhaeusser – Sustainability Manager, Europe at LEITZ ACCO Brands GmbH & Co KG
“The training was very interactive and had some good tools that could be immediately applied in my organisation. Also, diverse group of people were providing interesting insights.”
VICTORIA KATE BURROWS
“Very well structured, thoroughly and clearly covers all CSR matters. Learned about the importance of materiality assessment, impact assessment and stakeholder engagement”.
I gained a better understanding of the overall topic of Sustainability and CSR. I really enjoyed the trainer’s effective communication skills and the opportunity for interaction through well-structured discussion forums .
Vittorio Blasi– Senior Project Manager Marine at MTU Rolls Royce Power System AG
“I learned a lot and discovered new terms. I also appreciated the case studies”.
“Overall, the training is up to date and covers all the current trends and developments in sustainability”.
“Engagement and Real life examples of applications.”
Muhannad Aljuma – Academy Manager at Be ah Academy
“The training is very insightive and up to date. I gained heavy and rich knowledge on CSR”.
“I feel confident to begin implementation now, through the practicality of the information and the examples provided, the well structured training, and the clean, accessible and useful content.”
“The case studies were very helpful as they gave us clear ideas of what we have to understand and take forward”.
“The opportunity to interact with people from other cultures and backgrounds. The case studies were very insightful and practical”.