Circular Economy Masterclass 

Course Overview 

This Masterclass has been jointly developed with the University of Exeter (a Pioneer university in the Ellen MacArthur Foundations's network) and supported by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. It is designed to enable professionals in the water sector to understand, implement and derive organisational value from the circular economy principles.

As a senior leader in the water and environment sector, you are required to respond to the challenges that arise and create opportunities during your organisation’s journey to a Circular Economy. The Masterclass moves beyond theories to help you understand and apply value creation, capture and scaling. It will develop your professional practitioner skills to deal with the implementation gap.

The move towards a circular business model from a water industry perspective

Linear models for water management are economically and environmentally unsustainable in the face of climate change and population growth.

The consensus holds that we already have the technology to transition to a circular economy. If this is the case, why have we not applied circular approaches at scale in the UK?

We all have our different reasons and motivations for being interested in the circular economy. The shift from a linear to a circular economy can take many forms and pathways, and raise many challenges and barriers.The Masterclass was developed to contribute to addressing the 'implementation gap" in translating the principles of the circular economy into everyday practice.

Throughout the Masterclass we provide examples of how some companies and managers have successfully implemented circular economy strategies and new value propositions in different contexts. We will also explore the relationship between the circular economy and sustainable water management.

Masterclass content:

Week 0 – Orientation week

Week 1 – Value wastage

Week 2 – Value creation

Week 3 – Value capture

Week 4 – Value distribution

Week 5 – Value measurement

Week 6 – Dealing with increasing complexity

The next Masterclass commences in September 2020.

Key Learning Outcomes 

The Masterclass will:

    Allow participants to converse with global Circular Economy experts

    Link core knowledge, examples, tools and discussion to the key challenges and requirements within your organisation

    Turn theory into practice, enabling you to implement specific actions to take the circular economy forward in your daily business

    Help you to manage key stages in the circular value journey

    Create the confidence required to generate circular economy innovation within your organisation

    Show you how to make the case for change

    Link you to a community of circular economy professionals.

Course Duration 

This masterclass is a 7/8 week course with interactive weekly hour-long webinars, taking place 4-5pm.

Commitment to all or most of the weekly webinars is necessary for maximum benefit of the masterclass.

The next Masterclass commences in September 2020.

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Delegates may pay a £500 + VAT deposit before commencement.

Full fee: £1,750 (+VAT). Discounts are available for CIWEM Business Partners and corporate group bookings. Click here for payment terms and conditions.

This online course is being delivered by the University of Exeter, therefore, during the enrolment process you will directed to complete a University of Exeter registration form which will send your registration details direct to the University. The data collected on the University of Exeter registration form will not be shared with CIWEM. For details on how the University will use your data please refer to their Privacy Policy.

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