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Programmes Archive 2014

Summary of previous programmes and courses run at ESA

Women Innovators in Social Enterprise Programme
(2013 – 2015)

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.

WiSE consortium in Zagreb

 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.


2nd Annual ESA Women Empowerment (WE) Summit
13th - 16th September 2014

You are invited to join a selective and intimate group (20 people) of people just like you, to become clear of your ‘signature characteristics’ and core strengths as an empowered woman.

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You will learn new techniques and be given new tools to help you to harness your talents and personality to drive change in your life at any level you want, be it in business, community or family.

Learning and development methods at ESA are fun, interactive and experiential. This includes co-coaching, story- telling and peer group learning activities.

The high calibre programme learning materials have been developed and delivered in Cambridge University, Cranfield University and in large successful organisations in UK.



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