The professional development programme equipping future change makers with the skills required to advocate for positive change in their business.
The Advocate programme is designed to equip professionals with the skills and confidence required to shape company cultures, advocate for positive change, and influence decision making.
Successfully piloted in 2022 in partnership with Jacobs, the programme saw 16 professionals collectively contribute over 640 hours of time, commit to 66 personal actions, and identify a critical shift to drive within the business.
Over a 9 month period, the participants took action towards a range of measures, including reviewing internal governance structures and resources, writing thought papers, seeking out sustainability projects, and even upgrading the energy efficiency of their own homes. The programme provided a supportive network and structure for each participant to share the challenges they were faced with when delivering on these actions and gain valuable insights from one another through the process.
Participants in the 2022 Advocate programme took part in the following activities: