How We Work
Our approach to customising programmes builds upon the University of Cambridge model of dialogue and debate; we work in partnership with clients to ensure that they get the programme they want.
Specifically, our process includes:
- Creating background, pre-seminar reading materials to ensure that delegates have insight into the key data and issues of sustainability and prosperity growth in the new century;
- Pre-programme preparation: we engage delegates before the programme to take stock of their current thinking on sustainability challenges and their actions, while enabling the design team to understand individual perspectives;
- Recruiting authoritative speakers on topics relevant to our client’s operating context and designing interactive discussions so that delegates make these issues relevant to their roles;
- Customising facilitated learning by expert Faculty from CPSL’s core team. These sessions are designed to allow participants to explore the themes and topics in depth, and provide an opportunity to make content relevant to their business roles, thus improving the conditions to implement sustainability solutions; and
- Identifying relevant corporate case studies which highlight challenges and success stories for taking action on sustainability and leading to sustainable development.
Our programmes combine plenary presentations, workshop sessions, facilitated engagement between delegates, and interactive discussion. The nature of each learning intervention is uniquely tailored to suit our clients’ needs.
The design and delivery of our programmes draws on the insight and expertise of leading scholars within the University of Cambridge and other institutions, senior corporate executives, sustainability thought leaders and practitioners.
Each seminar equips delegates with an understanding of:
- The latest scientific evidence: we provide rigorous data and insight into key social, economic and environmental trends;
- Identification of strategic priorities: delegates are challenged to examine the ways in which the changing context will affect their organisation’s long-term success and to identify how these insights should shape organisational strategy;
- Constructive spaces for meaningful decision-making: our Faculty facilitate small syndicate groups that allow delegates to test ideas, receive mentoring and find ways to integrate sustainability in a way that is relevant to their roles and to their commercial objectives; and
- Insight into leading sustainability practices: delegates will hear inspiring cases from international leaders – individuals who are at the forefront of organisational change, innovative practice and strategic thinking.