Finding Joy in Sustainability

May 17, 2019
By CSE

A message from Rosalinda Sanquiche, lead trainer for North America

 

At CSE, we enjoy in expanding sustainability around the world.  We believe that corporations have the most immediate influence.  We focus on practitioners who are intrapreneurs – the ones who have passion.

 

Meeting passion with passion is part of the joy.  We count success by the numbers we reach – certainly.  Even more, we count success by the individuals we serve.

 

Here’s a typical training.

 

We start by getting to know each other.  We learn about participants’ jobs, and we learn about their life – unique experiences which form their drive to better the world.  We’ve had countless new parents with baby pictures and parenthood fatigue around their smiles.  The two days away from their kids is well spent learning to make a better world.

 

We define sustainability specific to each organizations’ need.  We define what is NOT sustainability to help focus resources.  Building the business case justifies time and dollars spent.  Building the purpose case brings the talent, enthusiasm and engagement needed.

 

Engagement – we talk about stakeholder engagement while helping participants build their own, recommitting to bringing their values to their companies.  We laugh and learn from each other’s missteps.

 

As trainers, we get joy from “a ha!” moments – those happy moments when participants realize all they’ve done correctly and those chagrined moments when easy opportunities are pointed out.

 

As trainers, we get joy from Action Plans which are actually implemented.  Participants have a world of solutions.  That we provide the tools to manifest solutions is a boon of our work.

 

Without a real desire to engage with sustainability practitioners where they are in life, without years of experience dealing with dire problems and brilliant solutions, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the award-winning service we bring, joyfully, to every training.

 

Sustainability is about people – our colleagues, friends, most importantly our families.  All our practitioners become part of the CSE family.  We gain great pleasure and fulfillment watching our family grow!

 

On June 6-7, 2019, we will host the CSE Certified Sustainability Practitioner Program (Advanced Edition 2019).  The foundation course offers a pragmatic methodology and tools to implement corporate sustainability.  This is the “how to” course for identifying stakeholders, material issues, goals – the “how to” course to bring your CSR to life.

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