The Movement’s learning network
The Learning, Exchange and Action (LEA) Programme is intended for Green Offices and Sustainability Hubs that are already established. It offers you an oportunity to exchange ideas and materials amongst each other and to benefit from our expertise through webinars, templates, guides and toolkits.
- Save time, energy and money, by learning from the experiences of others
- Share experiences, knowledge and ideas in an international network
- Enhance your team spirit, by connecting with like-minded students from across Europe
- Increase the legitimacy and visibility of your efforts
The academy gives GO employees and volunteers all the skills they need to be successful in their work. The programme consists of 7 webinars and is held every semester. It is primarily aimed at new employees, but may also be useful for those already in the GO since a couple of months – or even longer.
Working at a GO can be an amazing experience in itself. However, we would hate for the journey to end there. The last webinar of each on-boarding academy is also aimed at GO employees that are leaving the GO soon or left recently. It provides you with insights on how you can make the most of your post-GO career and life and continue to be a changemaker, as well as on how you can stay in touch with your GO, rootAbility and other alumni. We will send out another invite to also encourage those not usually participating in the on-boarding academy to join.
Twice a year we offer an expert webinar. The webinar is more given by an expert on a given topic within the Green Office Movement or externally. It is more advanced than the on-boarding academy and should be suitable for every GO employee, including long-term staff coordinators or student managers.
All webinars take place at 12:30 and last 45-60 min. We alternate weekdays to accommodate as many people as possible.
Action learning groups
Action learning groups provide specific platforms for people working on similar issues (for example internal coordination or engagement and communication). They are led by former or current GO employees who have experience in the specific area. These groups are a great forum to discuss your projects and get feedback, discuss common issues and solutions and see if there is any room for cooperation or joint action. The action learning groups determine their own schedule, but typically meet regularly online and at least once in person at the European Green Office Summit. It helps if you attend regularly, but there is no membership or attendance requirements, just join a session and see if it’s useful for you!
At the Resource Hub, you can gain access to a well organised collection of more than 180 documents including templates, best practice examples from other Green Offices and guides. It also includes rootAbility’s assessment toolkit “UniSAF” and will soon feature our toolkits on sustainability in the curriculum and on volunteering. More toolkits will be developed in the future and of course also other documents will be continuously added.
Green Office Movement and rootAbility support Slack channel
The Green Office Movement Slack channel is THE place to ask questions or ask for advice among your colleagues from other GOs and from us. We respond to every question, but of course everyone is welcome to pitch in as well. For GOs already using slack or considering using it for their internal communication, it is also really easy to jump between these channels.
Good to know
The services included in the programme are reviewed each year and co-created together with you for the coming year. In this way, we make sure that the programme meets your needs.
You can take part in the programme through an annual subscription. Given the diversity among GOs, you determine the contribution of your GO to the programme yourself. As a guideline, we encourage you to contribute at least 1% of your overall budget (as a department of your department’s budget). A discount applies to Dutch GOs who are already a member of Studenten voor Morgen.
To subscribe or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.