New Course for Sustainable Work
13 Dec 2010
A new 12-month course is being launched in Bristol to help people find fulfilling employment that has a positive impact on the planet
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A new 12-month course is being launched in Bristol to help people find fulfilling employment that has a positive impact on the planet. Sustainability Toolkit is a part-time programme designed for people who have tried the world of work but are looking for something more ‘worthwhile’. It will guide people to find an occupation that feeds their spirit and passion, say the Schumacher Institute.
Designed in collaboration with Open Platform — a mentor-based programme that supports people in transition — the course introduces the concept of systems thinking. Students will consider how the metaphors of complex natural systems can be more useful in understanding the world than the assumptions of the prevailing mechanistic approach. They will then be offered a set of practical steps to apply this knowledge in the transition to sustainable work.
Course leader, Martin Sandbrook, says: “There’s an increasing number of people who want to find more meaningful ways to make a living but feel unsure how they can make the transition to a sustainable career. They might feel alienated by the world of work or feel that they do not fit into corporate cultures. By the end of the toolkit programme, participants will be confident, sought after, taken seriously, clear about where they are heading and how they should get there, and supported by a network.”
The Sustainability Toolkit programme,
which is a post-graduate certificate
level, will be based in central Bristol
and starts in early January 2011
To apply, contact: Martin Sandbrook,
Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, 3rd Floor, Bush House,
72 Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QD
Telephone: +44 (0) 7710 485270
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