Except offers a variety of sustainability workshops, and can develop custom workshops for any occasion.
We approach the workshops from our own experience in working with and implementing sustainability, and offer the tools and insights we use on a daily basis to achieve innovative results.
As sustainability becomes more and more of a priority for investors, shareholders, and the general public, both companies and government offices find themselves struggling at times to incorporate this complex subject into their everyday operations and long term strategy.
Except’s Integrated Sustainability Workshops get to the core of the sustainability discussion: what’s all this about?, what’s true and what isnt’?, how do we and our work relate to this?, and how do we properly integrate sustainability in our planning and everyday practice rather than just following the next 'green’ trend?
Some of the many possible focal areas for our workshops include: sustainable design, corporate social responsibility stragies, eco-labels and certifications, policy trends, and the practical implementation of sustainability.
At the end of every workshop, we strive to leave you with a grasp of the fundamental knowledge and tools required to make sense of sustainability on your own, fully prepared for whatever changes in green trends may be coming down the pipeline.
Most fundamentally, these workshops provide a quick and thorough way to get everyone in your organization up to speed on the latest science and policy surrounding this growing and complex field.
We offer two standard workshops:
One-day introduction workshop
This workshop discusses the basics of sustainability, both on the theoretical level, and in our every day lives. It gives insight into what sustainability is, and how it can be approached. Lectures are mixed with exercises and discussion, and a lot of examples and material.
This workshop is available for groups of max. 12 people.
Two day advanced workshop
This workshop goes deeper into major sustainability issues, methods and approaches on the first day, and offers a full day with exercises applied to a real world example from daily practice. It’s lead by two experts from Except with a wide variety of exercises and examples.
We often develop customs workshops for clients, tailored to their specific needs and audience. We work with you to create an interactive program that suits your office’s specific needs, key areas of interest, and target audience (from senior management to general staff). Contact us for more information.
Our workshops are led by two experts from our team who arrive on site with presentation and activity materials, including a comprehensive folder with tools and reference materials. The session can be programmed to last rom half a day through three full days, and is available to groups of 10 – 25 people.
All workshops can be given in English or Dutch.
Please contact us for detailed inquiries concerning the program, pricing, availability and setup. A lead time of three months is required for the development of a custom program.
SWIG is a social cardgame with a sustainable wastewater processing theme. Players get to know each other, learn from each other, and discover as a group to invest in the opportunities that make wastewater processing more sustainable.
We developed the game mechanics in close collaboration with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) as part of their Wastewater Chain Roadmap (Routekaart Afvalwaterketen). The game is played with much enthousiasm in DNV's workshops today.