EIT Climate-Kic

Innovation through Circular Economy - Train-the-trainer

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Price: €300.00

This blended course will provide training in the use of circularity thinking tools and methodologies to help you develop circular strategies as a facilitator for change. It will give you a clear understanding of what is involved in applying circular approaches in an organisation and will help you develop the skills you need to train others to use these tools, with a special focus on the use of blended approaches.

Gain approved trainer status

The course also covers the competencies needed for trainers to apply to be part of the approved pool of facilitators for future delivery of circularity thinking tools. A final assessed submission will be required to gain this status.



type: Blended training course with self-study, workshops and offline activities/project components

cost: 300 €

Language: English

places: 25 (Seats will be reserved on a first come first serve basis)

time to allow: 25-30 hours (2-3 hours for self-study and for each of the workshop modules + offline activities). The course consists of seven workshops, with dates and indicative topics/timings as indicated below in the schedule scheme.

contact info:To check eligibility and for further information contact: richard.bubb@community.climate-kic.org

Is this course right for you?

  • This blended course is intended for practitioners, coaches and trainers who have some experience facilitating systems-related change programmes.
  • It is most fitting for participants seeking to nurture their circular mindset, experiment, learn, and share with others.
  • Detailed knowledge of circular economy strategies is NOT required, although a keen interest is clearly desirable!

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing the Innovation through Circular Economy course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the circularity thinking tools utilised through the Circular Learning Site (CLS).
  • Put into practice the knowledge gained on designing blended approaches for future use of the circularity thinking tools and methodologies.
  • Access and contribute to the Circular Community of coaches, trainers and practitioners collaborating on circular economy and circularity thinking activities
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ideas to complete the competency framework and become an approved trainer of the CLS materials.


How is the course structured?

Worshop 1
 Jan 12, Tue
 15:00 - 17:45 CET

Map the current System

Workshop 2
 Jan 14, Thur
 15:00 - 17:45 CET

Hunt the waste

Workshop 3
 Jan 19, Tue
 15:00 - 17:45 CET

Identify circular strategies

Workshop 4
 Jan 26, Tue
 15:00 - 17:45 CET

Organise suitable circular strategies

Workshop 5
 Feb 2, Tue
 15:00 - 17:45 CET

Re-assess the proposed new system

Workshop 6
 Feb 09 , Tue
 15:00 - 17:45 CET

Develop an action plan

Workshop 7
 Feb 16, Tue
 15:00 - 16:30 CET

Finalising a blended approach.

Who are your coaches?

Susanne Volz


Susanne Volz - Circular economy expert

As a passionate pioneer, Susanne Volz has been driving the implementation of the circular economy. She is working on the transformation of our economic system in European research and pilot projects for the EU and Climate KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Communities). She works as a consultant to transfer knowledge gained into practical methods and helps companies develop circular strategies. Susanne focuses on the innovation of products, supply chains and business models for the circular economy as well as system transformation



Florian Andrews


Florian Andrews – Champion of value conservation by design

After his MBA on Sustainability Management from Leuphana Lueneburg, Florian Andrews founded the consultancy Gruener Hering ('Green Herring‘). He is working for the construction industry, trade and sales and the port industry. Florian was partner in the Loop Ports Project and developed a Train the Trainer program. He is co-founder of the sustainable natives, an international platform for sustainability projects and consultancies.


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