Metabolic Masterclasses For a Circular Economy: Expanded Program

Published on the 30th of January 2018

Since launching last summer, Metabolic Masterclasses have been helping individuals and organizations to understand and act on the most fundamental principles of sustainability. Due to demand, we have now expanded the program of classes, and will be hosting them in both Amsterdam and Rotterdam due to a new collaboration with Blue City.

Metabolic Masterclasses provide essential knowledge and tools for the circular economy. Led by our consultants and executive team, the half-day Masterclasses combine both theory and practical elements. Backed up by live case studies, they give hands-on experience and ensure you can begin applying the concepts immediately.

The expanded program of Masterclasses – developed around Metabolic’s own extensive experience – are aligned to some of the most impactful areas of the economy. They cover understanding Systems Thinking, getting to grips with the Circular Economy, tackling the food system, building circular cities and crafting impactful communications.

Masterclasses have been held at Metabolic Lab, our showcase of applied sustainability at De Ceuvel in Amsterdam. Now, they will also be available to book at Blue City in Rotterdam. Blue City is a playground and incubator for pioneers in the circular economy, aligned with Metabolic’s ambition for the ideas of a sustainable economy to be widely shared so that more people are empowered to achieve them. Anyone interested in the classes now has two cities to choose from when making a booking. And tours of both De Ceuvel and Blue City can be added on to bookings.

Most Masterclasses are hosted in English, but select topics can be delivered in Dutch. Discounts are also available to non-profits and to self-organizing groups of individuals. In addition to the advertised program of classes, Metabolic also creates tailored learning experiences for and with our partners and clients.

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View the Masterclass brochure here.

Masterclasses available:

Applying the Circular Economy

Led by Metabolic Founder and CEO Eva Gladek

Over the last few years, the term “circular economy” has gained immense popularity among both businesses and governments. But what is the real value it can provide and which pathways towards it hold the most promise? Learn the details of a true circular economy, and its opportunities.

Understanding Systems Thinking

Led by Metabolic Consultants Erin Kennedy and Oscar Sabag

Creating positive change in the world around us can be difficult. Systems thinking helps us better understand the underlying causes of complex challenges, and ultimately, overcome them. Understand how systems function and where to intervene to make the largest difference.

Designing the Circular Cities of the Future

Led by Metabolic Consultants Gerard Roemers and Nadina Galle

While cities occupy only 3% of the Earth’s surface area, they house more than half of the world’s population. They are also the major engine for economic growth and can therefore lead the way towards a circular economy. Learn the skills and theory on how to design, develop, and implement the circular cities of the future.

Building Sustainable Food Systems

Led by Metabolic Consultants Oscar Sabag and Thomas Mason

Unsustainable agricultural practices and their impact on the environment are one of the primary global drivers of climate change, biodiversity loss, and future food insecurity. This Masterclass takes you on a journey through the food system to learn how systems thinking can guide us to an alternative and resilient approach.

Communicating Your Purpose and Making an Impact

Led by Metabolic Director of Communications Adam Stones

What does it take to build a brand, to grow your influence, and change attitudes? Metabolic wants to help others to communicate more effectively so that more people can deliver positive results for the planet. Find out how powerful communications can help build your organization and scale up your impact.

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