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Embracing the Circular Economy - How Sustainable Business Practices Can Increase Success

Tuesday September 19, 2023 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Workshop Rating: *****

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Skill Development: The Embracing the Circular Economy workshop will teach entrepreneurs sustainable business strategies. Participants learn to reduce waste, increase resource efficiency, and drive innovation for eco-friendly growth.
Networking: The Embracing the Circular Economy workshop connects entrepreneurs, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing. This helps create partnerships for implementing circular solutions across industries.
Practical Application: Hands-on exercises allow entrepreneurs to tackle real-world circularity issues within their businesses. This experience equips them with the tools to incorporate circular principles, promoting a sustainable future. 

General Outline of the Workshop:

This 2-hour workshop provides entrepreneurs with an in-depth understanding of the circular economy, a sustainable business approach that focuses on minimizing waste and maximizing resource efficiency. Participants will explore key concepts, such as product lifecycle management, resource recovery, and closed-loop systems. Through interactive discussions and practical examples, attendees will learn how to integrate circular economy principles into their businesses, driving innovation, reducing environmental impact, and unlocking new market opportunities for long-term success.

Benefits of the Workshop:

This workshop guides entrepreneurs through key concepts like product lifecycle management, resource recovery, and closed-loop systems. Participants engage in interactive discussions and analyze practical examples, learning to integrate circular economy principles into their businesses. The workshop fosters innovation, environmental responsibility, and market opportunities, equipping attendees for sustainable, long-term success. It will introduce the UN’s 17 Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs), and also Environmental Social Goals (ESGs)

Streamlined processes: Implement methodologies like agile, lean, and design thinking to optimize processes, reduce waste, and increase overall efficiency.
Networking opportunities: Engage with like-minded professionals and industry experts, exchanging ideas, best practices, and forming valuable connections for future collaboration.

James Grieve


James Grieve
Catalyst Strategies Consulting
Bio: James is a CMC with a can-do approach to business and a passion for creating memorable, meaningful, and measurable customer experiences. He is passionate about strategy and has a keen understanding of working with for profit, non-profit, and co-operative organizations in a variety of industries, including agriculture, retail, tourism, hospitality, manufacturing, and professional services. He has extensive experience in working with First Nations communities on economic development and empowerment initiatives in a variety of geographical regions and business models, including co-operatives. His boutique consulting firm, Catalyst Strategies Consulting works with clients to analyze their operations, diagnose challenges, uncover blind spots, and mitigate risks to ensure that they can plan effectively, and create processes to reach peak performance, and sustainable profitability. James is also a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), a Certified Sales Professional (CSP), Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), and a Professional Farm Advisor (CAFA), and brings a creative and customer-first approach to working with clients. He also holds an ISO 20700:2017 certification for management consultancy services. James holds an MBA, a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Design and Development, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University, a Graduate Certificate in Circular Economy and Sustainable Strategies from Cambridge University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Winnipeg. He has also completed the Co-operatives Certificate Program offered by Co-operatives First and The University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation Program at First Nations University of Canada, the Indigenous Canada certificate course from the University of Alberta, the Government of Canada’ Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) certificate, and a Diversity and Inclusion Influencer Certificate from Canadian Centre of Diversity and Inclusion.

'Taking Care of Your Bottom Line' Guarantee 

We are confident that our training sessions will provide valuable information for you and your business. If you have attended the live, online training session and are unsatisfied with the content of the workshop, you can request a full refund by emailing greg@cfquesnel.com.

Cancellation Policy 

The cancellation policy for this training session:

  • Full refund 14 days or more before the scheduled training session
  • 50% refund for cancellations 2-13 days before the scheduled training session
  • No refund within one day of the scheduled training session.
  • A 50% refund may be issued for cancellations within one day of the scheduled training session ID due to an unexpected illness. 

However, the training session will be considered attended if the recording and/or documents are downloaded, a refund will not be issued. 

If you would like to cancel your ticket, please visit: My Sign Ups to withdraw from the training session.

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