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Empowering Green Leadership: The GreenELEMENT Training Activity in Νetherlands

In a world where sustainability is an absolute imperative, businesses require leaders who can guide their enterprises toward more environmentally responsible practices. The GreenELEMENT project is answering this call by developing an innovative Green Business Leadership Key Competencies (GBLC) training program. This program is designed to empower vocational education and training (VET) trainers, ensuring they can support 21st-century business leaders in addressing sustainability challenges within their enterprises. The ultimate objective is to cultivate a “green leadership mindset” that can revolutionize business operations while prioritizing environmental and societal considerations.

Green leadership represents a fundamental shift in the way businesses operate, where decisions are made to benefit the planet, society, and financial performance concurrently. The GreenELEMENT project also acknowledges the vital role of VET trainers in instilling this transformative mindset in the leaders of tomorrow. VET trainers use considerable influence in shaping the competencies and perspectives of future business leaders. This project is committed to empowering them through a tailored training program.

A significant step within the GreenELEMENT project is the upcoming training activity set to take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from April 9th to 11th. This event will bring together a group of  SME leaders, and its goals are clear, to elevate the knowledge, skills, and key competencies of these SME leaders within the dynamic landscape of green business leadership. Participants can anticipate an immersive learning experience designed to sharpen their acumen and foster a deep understanding of sustainable practices in leadership.

Beyond the personal development of the SME leaders, the training activity serves a dual purpose by incorporating a crucial feedback mechanism. As part of the second pilot testing process, leaders actively engage with and provide feedback on the developed course content and methodologies. This iterative approach ensures that the training program is not only effective but also tailored to the specific needs and challenges faced by SMEs in the green business sector. The collaborative nature of this feedback loop enhances the overall quality and relevance of the training, creating a symbiotic relationship between the organizers and the participants. 

The GreenELEMENT project embodies a movement towards a sustainable future. By equipping participants with the skills to nurture green leadership, the project ensures that they can make positive contributions to society, the environment, and the economy. This collaboration is the key to sustainable success in the 21st century.

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