Leadership

Sustainability for Event Management

Sustainability for Event Management

Sustainability for Event Management

Explore practical actions to align your events with attendee expectations, focusing on sustainable practices that contribute to environmental stewardship and enhance event sustainability.

1

1

hr

hr

Recommended Duration

Self-paced

Self-paced

Online learning

1

Eco-literacy assessment

1

CPD credits

4

Employee surveys

Overview

In this course, participants will learn to effectively implement sustainable event management practices.

They will identify environmental hotspots and risks in event planning, explore opportunities for cost savings and efficiency gains through sustainability initiatives, and develop actionable strategies such as digital-only media, virtual attendance options, and green catering to minimise environmental impact.

By the end of the course, learners will be equipped to integrate sustainability into event operations, engage attendees in eco-friendly practices, and create impactful, environmentally responsible events.

Assessment Criteria

The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes and is graded by percentage. There are 10 multiple choice questions (MCQs) upon completion of four lessons. The certification criteria is 40%, and learners may retake the assessment.

SDG's

Business Value

Sustainable event planning practices can provide a 20-30% decrease in costs and alleviate 60-80% of waste creation.

Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will have a strong understanding of:

The environmental hotspots in event management.

The risks of not practicing sustainability in events management.

How to identify the opportunities associated with making events more sustainable.

Actionable strategies to implement sustainability practices in event management, including digital media use, virtual attendance options, green catering, and zero waste policies.

Shareable certificate

Shareable certificate

Course Breakdown

Course Breakdown

4

sections

1

hr

duration

Environmental Hotspots in Event Management

Environmental Hotspots in Event Management

Environmental Hotspots in Event Management

This section provides an overview of key environmental impacts associated with event management, such as waste generation, energy consumption, and transportation emissions. Participants will conduct a risk profile of unsustainable practices commonly found in events.

Actionable Outcome:

Develop a sustainability checklist identifying environmental hotspots in event management and potential mitigation strategies.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

Risks

Risks

Risks

Participants will explore the risks and negative impacts of not integrating sustainability into event planning and execution. The section will highlight potential reputational damage, regulatory non-compliance, and missed opportunities for cost savings and efficiency gains.

Actionable Outcome:

Create a risk management plan to address sustainability gaps in event management practices and mitigate associated risks.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

Opportunities for Sustainable Event Management

Opportunities for Sustainable Event Management

Opportunities for Sustainable Event Management

This section examines the strategic opportunities associated with making events more sustainable, including cost savings through energy efficiency, enhanced attendee experience with eco-friendly practices, and alignment with corporate sustainability goals.

Actionable Outcome:

Develop a sustainability action plan for an upcoming event, incorporating strategies to leverage opportunities for sustainability improvement.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

Actions to Make Events More Sustainable

Actions to Make Events More Sustainable

Actions to Make Events More Sustainable

Participants will learn practical actions to implement sustainability in event management, including digital-only printed media, offering virtual attendance options, incentivising low-carbon commuting, adopting green catering practices, and implementing zero-waste policies. The section also covers engaging attendees in sustainability initiatives through travel surveys and interactive activities.

Actionable Outcome:

Implement a sustainability initiative from the course into an upcoming event, such as conducting a travel survey to promote low-carbon commuting among attendees.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

What people are saying

What people are saying

What people are saying

Áine Higgins

Head, ESG and Sustainability

"NTR had the pleasure of working with the Vyra Team. The training was engaging, beautifully presented, and prompted participants to consider what they could do to help the biodiversity challenge.  The structure of the training made it easy for all to fit into busy schedules."

Jan 2024

Sean O’Connell

Event Operations Executive

“At the beginning of our sustainability journey, we were looking for assistance in helping us to educate our staff on the various topics in this space. We found Vyra’s online platform and content the perfect tool to achieve this.”

Mar 2023

David Terceño

ESG & Corporate Communications

"Working with Vyra has allowed us to develop high quality biodiversity and sustainability modules that are not only informative but also engaging and easy to complete, allowing our employee to keep their focus in all their essential work."

Jun 2023

Nay Pereira

Sustainability Co-ordinator

"Vyra is an amazing tool that makes sustainability part of our everyday life, combining practical challenges and a great interface with trustworthy information on a wide variety of ESG topics. It really helps us to inspire and empower our team!"

Nov 2022

Nick Tennant

ESG & Commercial Reporting Manager

"If approached by others I would strongly recommend the use of the Vyra training courses."

May 2024

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