Programmes Archive 2015
Summary of previous programmes and courses run at ESA
Women Innovators in Social Enterprise Programme
(2013 – 2016)
WiSE is an EU funded programme for 3 years, to train and support women to set up business in Greece, Spain and Croatia.
WiSE consortium includes leading academic institutions ESADE University Barcelona and St Gallen University Switzerland, with European Sustainability Academy (ESA) Crete representing Greece.
The WiSE programme will produce a unique business management and leadership training programme which combines online learning, face to face workshops in Spain Croatia and at ESA Crete, and peer group support network.
3rd Women Empowerment (WE) Summit
25th - 26th September 2015
THIS YEAR'S WOMEN EMPOWERMENT summit celebrates the successful conclusion of the WISE (Women Innovators in Sustainable Enterprise) EU funded pilot programme (2013 - 2015) and the START of WISE 2 – 2016 in Greece!
Join us at ESA in Crete for 2 empowering days, including experiential learning workshops with international expert teachers and guest speakers.
The themes of these workshops will follow the WISE sessions on the practical and necessary topic of:
- Connecting to your purpose – Muzvare Princess Betty Makoni
- Resilience for Entrepreneurs – Jenny Andersson
- Life is a pitch – Ramona da Gama
Attendance to 'Dragons Den' enterprise pitching event with BBC TV celebrity and Entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh.
Culminating with ESA's annual fine dining and Women Empowerment awards gala experience, asn WISE Garduation ceremony with ESA visiting African Princess Musvare Betty Makoni, in the most magical Cretan setting.
Saturday offers an optional visit to 3 innovative and elegant Cretan sustainable enterprises.
1st May 2015 - 31st December 2016
You are invited to be part of a ground-breaking short, intensive learning retreat for senior managers who are passionate about becoming Tomorrow’s Leaders.
New leaders for a sustainable future are people who can use emotional intelligence skills to identify creative, sustainable solutions to business challenges.
They will know how to access the full potential of their inherent creative powers to inspire others to greater achievements.They will be people who truly understand themselves and in turn understand others better.
Sustainable leadership means intuitively understanding what ‘sustainability’ really means, and how and why it is synonymous with real profitability.
This learning retreat is organised by David Dowse, Mike Ponding and Kelvin Heard and hosted by Sharon Jackson at The European Sustainability Academy (ESA).
To ensure a high level of experiential and individual learning for every participant, numbers are limited to not more than 25 per retreat.
WISE Face to Face Workshop
12th – 13th March 2015
After two days full of experiential learning, knowledge sharing, passion, friendship, and networking, WISE Greece, face to face workshop came to an end. Hosted at European Sustainability Academy (ESA) in Crete the WISE experience concluded with a very fruitful end on Friday March 13th.. By the end of the workshop, what was left were smiling faces among participants, mentors, teachers and guests. Several participants said they did not want to leave, others said that the experience had been ‘life changing’.