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 participants 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.

Masterclass content:

Week 0 – Orientation week

Week 1 – Making the value shift

Week 2 – A systems approach to creating value

Week 3 – Developing circular business models

Week 4 – Optimising the value chain

Week 5 – The role of measurements and metrics

Week 6 – Dealing with increasing complexity

Key Learning Outcomes 

The Masterclass will:

  • 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 has a learning time equivalent to approximately 6 hours study per week for 6 weeks. The Masterclass is structured to optimise support from tutors and course colleagues.

Course Fees

The Masterclass fee is £1,750 + UK VAT.

Discounts are available for CIWEM Business Partners and corporate group bookings. Please contact or call +44 (0)20 7831 3110 for further details.


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