Free Short Course for Businesses Sees Wrexham Glyndŵr University Paving the Way for a Sustainable Society

The Enterprise team at Wrexham Glyndŵr University are proud to announce the launch of a new short course, Introduction to Sustainability in Business. This dynamic, eight-week short course is set to start on 17 October 2022, with individuals across Wales and beyond invited to participate.

Led by Chartered FCIPD Carrie Foster, this free course is designed to help businesses put long-term sustainability at the forefront of their thinking.  Implementing long-term goals focused on sustainability is crucial in ensuring the positive economic, environmental and cultural well-being of the nation. Set to attract experienced people in business as well as individuals embarking on their professional career, this short course is not to be missed.

 

Carrie Foster, Course Leader.

Delivered entirely online and free of charge, this course offers a flexible assessment strategy and accessible and wide-ranging teaching and learning strategies have been implemented to stimulate engagement. Participants will grasp opportunities to listen to various guest speakers who specialise in their fields of topic, who will accompany Carrie Foster in delivering this course. Varying from Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales to Sir David Henshaw, Chair of Natural Resources Wales, they will help shape participants’ views on the principal elements of sustainability in business.

Businesses have a responsibility, in line with the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 to face issues surrounding sustainability head on and revolutionise long term plans to secure a sustainable society for everyone. The scheme of work will therefore follow the 7 well-being goals of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

Course leader, Carrie Foster gives a deeper insight to the short course and its aim:

I have encountered many executives and business leaders who believe quite passionately that economic forces should focus on profit and wealth creation, and ‘everything else’ such as poverty, inequality, health, wellbeing, environmental, ethical and sustainability issues will magically solve themselves because of the trickle-down effect.

I don’t believe profit is wrong, or necessarily evil, but there are undeniable issues of proportionality, equality, effort, reward, responsibility and basic human needs that should be considered. 

With climate change firmly on the agenda we can no longer ignore questions about who ends up bearing the consequences of the external costs of our activities.”

Carrie believes that participating in the conversation is the first step:

My interest in contributing to the debate on how to be more sustainable comes from a simple desire to help every individual release their talent potential.  I believe passionately that with the right environment and circumstances, people’s potential can be released not only for the benefit of the individual but for the benefit of the society at large”.

With recent statistics published by The Complete University Guide ranking WGU top for student satisfaction in Wales and England in the 2023 table, join Carrie and secure your place on this highly anticipated short course. This short course is one of many business focused short courses offered at Wrexham Glyndŵr University this academic year. Courses offered at WGU are designed to help businesses and individuals upskill their current skillset and develop new skills. Make sure to browse the variety of short courses available. The deadline for short course applications will be a week prior to the start date of the course. As Carrie says, “you can #bethechange for no other reason than because you are part of the most amazing inventive, innovative and creative species on earth, the human race”.