New series of Green Impact support calls and webinars

Friday 16-12-2016 - 13:02

Share good practice, learn new skills and network with peers as part of the national Green Impact movement.

We’ve created the second regular series of free webinars and support calls to ensure we are constantly supporting people delivering our programmes.

Whether it’s by providing learning and development opportunities, fostering a peer-support network, or sharing good practice, we’re delighted to launch a monthly schedule of events you can access from the comfort of your desk. And it’s totally free for Green Impact participants.

Tell me about the webinars

The webinars are a learning and development opportunity designed to give participants insight into current best practice from across Green Impact and the broader sustainability agenda. They’ll be delivered by Green Impact participants, the NUS sustainability team and external guests. As a resource, they’ll be informative and include multiple case studies – and, although there will be opportunities for active participation, they will be less discursive than the support calls.

We’ll be using Skype for Business online meeting software. To fully participate it’s helpful if you have a webcam, microphone and speaker/headphone, although it’s possible to participate with just the speaker/headphone. You can familiarise yourself with this software, and troubleshoot any issues you have using it, before attending a webinar by clicking here.

Webinars will be recorded so if you can’t make them, you’ll be able to watch them at a later date.

Tell me about the support calls

The support calls are very much a networking opportunity for you to share your experiences in an informal way through the year, with others across the country running similar programmes.

This helps develop and nurture the Green Impact community and enables peer-to-peer support, trouble shooting and sharing of good practice and innovation.

Members of the NUS sustainability team will be on hand to facilitate and answer any questions or queries that arise. Their focus is on the functional elements of delivering a Green Impact programme.

For the support calls, we will be using telephone conference call so all you need is a phone line.

Full details, including how to register, are below.

Event type Title Date/Time Suitable for More information Registration link
Webinar Behaviour change and engagement theory 11 January 2017 16:00-17:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union, university, college or off-campus organisation We’ll review the theoretical framework upon which Green Impact and other NUS sustainability programmes are based, giving participants insight into social change theory. Join us
Support call Maintaining momentum 23 January 2017 12:00-13:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union, university, college or off-campus organisation Sharing good practice, collectively trouble-shooting challenges and reviewing NUS’ recommended methodologies for successfully maintaining the momentum of your Green Impact work across the academic year. Join us
Webinar Coaching techniques for supporting students 15th February 2017 16:00-17:00 Anyone working with students on Green Impact in a students’ union, university, college or off-campus organisation We’ll introduce various coaching techniques that can be used with student volunteers, interns and staff to help them thrive in their roles and get the most out of opportunities presented to them. Join us
Support call Recruiting auditors and managing the auditor process 20 Feb 2017 12:00-13:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a university, college or managing student volunteers in a students’ union. In this call, we'll share good practice, collectively trouble-shoot challenges and review NUS’ recommended methodologies for successfully recruiting auditors and managing the auditor process including top tips for supporting student volunteers. Join us
Webinar GISU Webinar: Leadership and Strategy/Knowledge and Understanding 9th March 2017 16:00-17:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union Exploring the toolkit actions on 'Leadership and Strategy' and 'Knowledge and Understanding', as well as reviewing the scoring system and upcoming deadlines. Join Us
Webinar Sustainability and healthcare 15th March 2017 16:00-17:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union, university, college or off-campus organisation We’ll look at NUS' expanding work in the healthcare sector - partnering FE and HE institutions with local hospitals to run Green Impact, delivering national programmes such as a one for GP practices, and linking to the curriculum with medical students. It will also explore the opportunities for aligning the sustainability agenda to the wellbeing agenda. Join us
Support call Planning your awards event 20 March 2017 12:00-13:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a university or off-campus organisation Sharing good practice, collectively trouble-shooting challenges and reviewing NUS’ recommended methodologies for hosting an incredible, impactful awards event. Join us
Webinar GISU Webinar: Partnership and Policy/SU Operations 23rd March 2017 16:00-17:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union Exploring the toolkit actions on 'Partnership and Policy' and 'SU Operations', as well as reviewing the scoring system and upcoming deadlines. Join us
Webinar GISU Webinar: Campaiging and Influencing/Outcomes/Outreach and Collaboration 6th April 2017 16:00-17:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union Exploring the toolkit actions on 'Campaiging and Influencing', 'Outcomes' and 'Outreach and Collaboration', as well as reviewing the scoring system and upcoming deadlines. Join us
Webinar Sustainable catering 12 April 2017 16:00-17:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union, university, college or off-campus organisation Delivered alongside the Soil Association, we’ll be exploring what makes a sustainable catering outlet and how to engage caterers and their customers in sustainability. Join us
Webinar GISU Webinar: Getting to the finish line! 20th April 2017 16:00-17:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union Reviewing upcoming submission deadlines and the audit process. Join us
Support call Communicating your impact 24th April 2017 12:00-13:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students' union, university, college or off-campus organisation Sharing good practice, collectively trouble-shooting challenges and reviewing NUS’ recommended methodologies for successfully monitoring and evaluating the impact of your Green Impact programme and communicating this with key stakeholders. Join us
Webinar You've volunteered for GI, what next? 17 May 2017 16:00-17:00 Any student who's volunteered as part of Green Impact in a students’ union, university, college or off-campus organisation This particular webinar will be specifically for students who've volunteered as part of Green Impact in their students' union, university, college or a local off-campus organisation. We'll look at what you've got out of your volunteering position, careers and employability advice and other opportunities that can help extend your understanding and skillset relating to sustainability. Join us
Support call Aligning Green Impact with other sustainability projects 22nd May 2017 12:00-13:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union, university, college or off-campus organisation Sharing good practice, collectively trouble-shooting challenges and reviewing NUS’ recommended methodologies for successfully integrating and aligning your Green Impact work with other sustainability initiatives. Join us
Webinar Building successful community partnerships 14th June 2017 16:00-17:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a students’ union, university, college or off-campus organisation We’ll explore different ways of creating community partnerships through Green Impact that help further your sustainability work as well as fostering relationships of mutual benefit that help other agendas. Join us
Support call Developing excellent toolkits 19th June 2017 12:00-13:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a university or off-campus organisation Sharing good practice, collectively trouble-shooting challenges and reviewing NUS’ recommended methodologies for developing excellent toolkits. Join us
Support call Managing excellence projects 24 July 2017 12:00-13:00 Anyone leading on Green Impact in a university or off-campus organisation Sharing good practice, collectively trouble-shooting challenges and reviewing NUS’ recommended methodologies for developing and managing 'excellence' projects to keep your high-achieving teams engaged. Join us


If you have any particular questions please contact Jo Kemp, Green Impact Programme Manager, on jo.kemp@nus.org.uk.

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