Sustainability, Energy and Change

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Dubai - UAE , 20240805 05 - Aug - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241104 04 - Nov - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


Sustainability, energy and change management are critical components of organizational strategy and performance, enabling companies to address environmental challenges, achieve operational excellence, and create long-term value for stakeholders. By embracing sustainability principles, managing energy resources efficiently, and navigating change effectively, organizations can enhance their competitiveness, resilience, and contribution to a sustainable future.

This training course will enable delegates to decide “what change is needed” based on a robust, data-based understanding of their business and how any external change impacts it. This will give delegates a robust understanding of which changes and technologies should be a part of long-term corporate strategy and which are just “green window dressing”. The future will not look like the past; this training course will provide delegates organizations with the capacity to ensure the future includes long-term prosperity and resilience to external changes.


At the end of this “Sustainability, Energy, and Change Program”, delegates will:

  • Understand system dynamics between your organization and the operating environment.
  • Identify and Articulate possible future business risks from “un-sustainability”.
  • Design better strategies using Transition Engineering and Innovation thinking tools.
  • Establish a high degree of confidence in the long-term prosperity of your organization.
  • Make better decisions by “thinking differently”.


This “Sustainability, Energy and Change Program” is useful for various professionals including:

  • Director and CEOs.
  • Risk Managers.
  • Strategic decision makers.
  • Professionals in decision-making and leadership roles.
  • Professionals developing strategy.


This highly practical and results-oriented “Sustainability, Energy and Change Program” training course is based on the adult learning concept. The facilitator will give plenty of input and then help participants to make sense of the themes through discussion and practice. It incorporates short inspiring demonstrations; role play and practice to enhance learning. There will be ample time for Q&A, and discussions with ‘return to work’ action planning. The program will reinforce key concepts within an inspiring and engaging learning environment.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Introduction & System Dynamics

  • KeyTopics:

    • Sustainability: The Capacity for Continuity into the Long-Term Future
    • Safe Operating Spaces and “Unsustainability”
    • The Importance of Energy in Human Systems
    • Historical Background to Current Global Challenges
    • Historical Responses to Unsustainability
    • Overview of Global Problems of Unsustainability

Module 2 -Introduction to Transition Engineering Decision-Making Tools

  • KeyTopics:

    • The Unsustainability Challenges Facing My Organisation
    • Examples and Use of Future Scenarios
    • The Challenge of Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROI)
    • The Problem of Exponential Growth
    • The Relative Usefulness of Existing Future Scenarios
    • Introduction to Transition Engineering and Innovation

Module 3 - Thinking Differently: Designing Change

  • KeyTopics:

    • Thinking Tools that can Help Decision-Making about Strategic Direction
    • Path Break Concepts – envisioning a sustainable future
    • Learn from What Works – Sustainable models for economic activity and capital
    • Achieving Resilience to External Change
    • Path Break Solution for Your Organisation

Module 4 - Designing Strategic Path Break Concepts and Change Plans

  • KeyTopics:

    • Creating a Vision of Future Success
    • Using Back-Casting to See-out How to Get to Where You want to be
    • Developing a Change Programme
    • Identifying Barriers to Change
    • Trigger Events – external and internal events that help avoid undesirable inertia
    • Collaboration with Operational Staff to Implement Change

Module 5 - Implementation & Course Assessment

  • KeyTopics:

    • Creating a Change Programme from a Back-Casting Change Path
    • Managing Core and Non-Core Activities in a Change Programme
    • Use of Standard Management Tools to Implement Path Break Changes
    • The role of Teams in Change – Shared Vision, Trust Structure and Leadership
    • The Importance of Strategic Communications to Maintain Momentum and Ownership

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