Ideas That Excite
We could all do with more oomph in our lives.
When Vivian Partnership Ltd was created we wanted to do something a bit different, a bit more exciting. In particular bring together professionals that don’t normally talk to one another to create new ideas and ways to give sustainability some renewed energy.
Oomph Seminars is one of our creations. It’s very simple. We take a topic or issue and in two hours we give it a good shake up and pull out the really good stuff. In the process we get excited all over again – and give it some oomph. On top of which we try to make them completely free of charge.
They just seem to be getting better and better. The last oomph Seminar ”Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration – how can working together move sustainability on?” at LCB Depot really generated some great ideas. See the blog here.
Our next is back in London, on Thursday 20th June, starting at 12noon. The session is being very kindly hosted by HW Fisher and Company at Acre House on William Road, NW1. The title is “Are You Ready for Mandatory Reporting?”
The introduction of mandatory Carbon reporting is set to be the tip of the iceberg. It is vital that business is ready for the likely requirements and demands of the expansion of reporting.
What are the areas that should be considered and how can you prepare teams and your business for these? We couldn’t be in better place to investigate this than at chartered accountants HW Fisher & Company;who have created an award winning sustainability offering which tackles the complex issues arising form the sustainability agenda.
We will be joined by Jae Mather, Head of Sustainability at HW Fisher & Company, to introduce us to the complexities and opportunities presented by reporting and then Ben will use his deep experience in the likes of GRI and AA1000 to guide the discussion and discover the ideas that excite.
Register here to help put you and your business ahead of the game:
A simple lunch will be provided for attendees and we will aim to be wrapped up by 2.30pm. We will start at 12noon and hope to see you there.
The feedback from our Oomph on ISO14001 was fantastic:
““It was really useful to hear from how other sectors view ISO 14001 and that we share some of the same critiques of the current system. ISO 14001 next generation will hopefully help to address these. I like the Oomph format and will definitely come to other future sessions”
“Thanks again for some morning inspiration yesterday Oomphers! Very much appreciated!”
Here are the summaries from Oomph I, “How can we make our sustainability initiatives more effective?”
and Oomph II, “Has green marketing passed its sell-by date?”
and Oomph III, “Hitting the mainstream”
and Oomph IV “ISO 14001 – more than just a bunch of numbers”
and Oomph V “Global Reporting Initiative – hints, tips and guidance – how to get to A+ in your sustainability report”
What people said after our Oomph Seminars
“Another informative and stimulating event”
“Really enjoyed it – lived up to expectations, great opportunity to engage cross-sector”
“Original approach to sharing issues and generating fresh thinking”
Oomph Seminars’ philosophy
- minimise jargon
- try stuff
- celebrate any attempt
- if you don’t ask you’ll never know
- and above all, excite yourself
It is fantastic to leave a seminar feeling inspired and full of practical ideas. Thursday’s oomph seminar did exactly that, Ben and Dan are naturals at putting an audience at ease which meant real participation from the group. As environmental professionals often form a one person team, it is fantastic to share a room with like minded individuals from local businesses who have faced and tackled similar challenges and can offer insight and advice. Eagerly anticipating the next installment of Oomph!
Nicola Duffy, Environmental Co-ordinator at Highcross, Leicester
Thank you both for inviting us to today’s Oomph seminar. From our point of view, we found the stimulus material and subsequent debate insightful from a sustainability perspective, but also in a wider context applicable to the successful deployment of general business initiatives.
Participant at Oomph Seminar 30 June 2011
Really enjoyed this morning. I have attended very few seminars over the past two years simple because they are all too similar, often the the same speakers and follow the same theme. Today was most importantly enjoyable, interesting and got the brain cells working. I like small groups with variety of people and backgrounds.
Participant at first Oomph Seminar 30 June 2011