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Programmes Summary

Summary of recent open programmes and courses at ESA.

Busy business executives and entrepreneurs with targets to meet and deadlines to hit, understand the rarity of valuable, precious spaces for stepping back from the whirlwind of ‘doing business’ and spending considered, structured and necessary time for developing yourself and your focus.

ESA is purpose built for practical and meaningful immersive learning experiences. This means courses designed with sustainable business and sustainable leadership in mind. You will experience value-added outcomes for you and your organisation, delivered in an energising, reflective and inspirational setting that will stimulate all of your senses and expand your mind. ESA programmes and events promise to inspire, inform and challenge you, whilst delighting you with the beautiful Cretan countryside.

Contact us to enquire about any of our events or about designing your own ‘bespoke’ programme or hiring beautiful ESA in Crete for your own event.

Sustainability Activators and Changemakers Skills Development Workshop
15th – 16th September 2022

At ESA Crete we have been leading practice and learning on sustainability for 10 years. To celebrate this achievement, we are launching a NEW PROGRAMME! We are inviting international sustainability enthusiasts to join us for FREE to experience our pilot programme and to help us refine our content and delivery.
This action learning, peer group exchange, 2-day skills development workshop has been designed for both ‘aspirational’ sustainability Activators and also accomplished, experienced Changemakers looking for new ideas, with a top up of resilience and nourishment.

To help us refine this pilot programme, we are inviting you to join us for FREE. All that we ask is that you give us your feedback about any final adjustments that you would like to see in the end product.

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Host your event at ESA     

Powered only by Cretan sunshine, ESA is a beautiful building rooted in the earth amongst ancient rocks and olive trees, surrounded by nature. Its construction is a leading example of sustainability in practice. ESA is an experiential and creative place where people feel enlivened, uplifted and creative. Great living and great learning happen at ESA. A perfect setting for:

Leading sustainable enterprise

Our passion is contributing towards co-created sustainable enterprise for positive impact on communities and the natural environment on a global scale. Leadership and entrepreneur issues of adaptation, resilience, authenticity, sustainable-self, values connected sense-making and the continued emancipation of women (WISE) to take up more leadership roles in the world are at the core of the ESA sustainability experience.

Make sense of sustainability

Crete is the sustainable destination of the past and of the future.

Home of the Minoans, one of the earliest civilisations on earth, nestled between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Crete is rich with mythology, gastronomy, music, art and agriculture. You can have your own authentic experience of a sustainable lifestyle and feel first-hand the strong connection between nature and community.