The business world is facing monumental challenges – from attracting quality employees and earning customer trust to climate catastrophe and the social license to operate. At Cove Continuity Advisors Inc., we see impact as the key to rising above these challenges and becoming a business leader in the new economy. In our unique training programs, we leverage our deep expertise in this sector to develop and train your Impact Team with the skills they need to see impact in your company, develop impact policies and systems, and bring knowledge of impact business models back to your organization.
We use the B Corp certification assessment – the most rigorous certification for businesses who strive to use their business as a force for good – as our tool of choice for understanding your impact. We also leverage our strong expertise in Design Thinking to enable your team to dream big and unlock powerful insights… then bring these insights to life.
We offer a suite of training programs spanning one day to six months, which can be taken alone or in conjunction with our Impact Advisory services. Please reach out to our Impact Planning team to discover which program is right for you
Radical Impact Training Program
Duration: 1 day
Cost: $800 / participant
Capacity: 5 – 20 participants
Interested in the concept of Impact Business Models but don’t know where to start? Radical Impact is a single-session workshop designed to give your organization an immersive primer into the world of impact. In a business environment facing new and unexpected challenges at unprecedented rates, impact is increasingly seen as a key ingredient for solving business challenges and building resilience.
Using a mix of presentation, design thinking exercises, and hands-on exercises, we unpack key trends in the impact economy, and teach participants how to “see impact” in your organization. Learning outcomes include:
- Develop an introductory understanding of how the business world got where we are, and where it is moving in the future;
- Learn how to create an impact-focused stakeholder map for your organization;
- Understand the impact your organization has on various stakeholders, and the impact that these stakeholders have on your organization;
- Discover strategies to maximize your positive impact on each of these stakeholders;
- Acquire an understanding of the key players in the impact economy, and determine what strategies, policies, and programs they employ to become impact leaders.
This training session is designed for for-profit companies with a limited understanding of the impact economy, who are ready to start considering impact throughout their business operations. For participants with some experience in impact, this training session offers a focused refresher of key trends and insights.
Unifying Purpose Training Program
Duration: 3 days over 3-4 months
Cost: $2000 / participant
Capacity: 5 – 15 participants
Our Unifying Purpose program is designed to develop an Impact Team within your company, training a core group on the insights and understanding you need to unlock impact as a multiplier for deeper meaning, talent attraction, greater resilience, and increased earning potential. It is the perfect fit for organizations who have chosen to embark on the path to become an impact leader in their sector, responding to uncertain business challenges by doing right by your employees, engaging with your community, and considering environmental stewardship as a part of your business mandate.
The Unifying Purpose program heavily leans on Design Thinking tools and methodology, which our team has developed expertise in through the THNK School of Creative Leadership. We teach your Impact Team how to use these tools to ‘see impact’ throughout your company. We learn how to develop a Moonshot goal, then bring that goal back to earth through policy development, measurement, and integration with your organization’s strategic goals. Participants are trained on stakeholder engagement, and a variety of communication strategies to bring their impact learnings back to your organization.
Each session includes a mix of lecture, co-creation, and play – intended to leave the participants with the skills, confidence, and passion to unlock impact and become champions of impact business models within your organization.
Right Way Path Training Program
Duration: 6 days over 3-6 months
Cost: $3000 / participant
Capacity: 5 – 15 participants
The Right Way Path Training program is a perfect fit for organizations who are on the path to B Corporation certification, or who are interested in understanding what powerful insights this unique tool can unlock for their organization.
We create a cohort of key members within your company – from the mailroom to the C-suite – and develop your internal capacity to complete the B Corp certification and join the ranks of global leaders who are redefining success in business and building a more inclusive and sustainable economy … all while empowering your team through knowledge and skills in impact business. Participants are guided through six training sessions: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, Supply Chain, and Communicating Impact. Through this journey we train your organization on:
- Past, Present, and Future of Impact Business;
- Key topics of the next economy: from carbon management, to diversity & inclusion, to sustainable supply chains;
- How to use the B Corp Impact Assessment for insights and impact;
- Impact measurement;
- Policy development;
- Communicating impact;
- And more!
Each session includes a mix of lecture, co-creation, and play – intended to leave the participants with the skills, confidence, and passion to unlock impact and become champions of B Corp insights, theory, and practice within their organization.
We have experience delivering this programming to both single companies and to complex business structures, including subsidiaries, franchises, and investees. Please let us know if you would like to explore this program for a single company or multiple business units.
Right Way Path – Accelerated
Duration: 6 days over 1-2 weeks
Cost: $3000 / participant
Capacity: 10 – 15 participants
All the fun, learning, and impact of the Right Way Path training program, in just one week! This accelerated program is ideal for accelerated strategic development and corporate training retreats within your company.
The Right Way Path Training program is a perfect fit for organizations who are on the path to B Corporation certification, or who are interested in understanding what powerful insights this unique tool can unlock for their organization. Participants are guided through six training sessions: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, Supply Chain, and Communicating Impact. Each session includes a mix of lecture, co-creation, and play – intended to leave the participants with the skills, confidence, and passion to unlock impact and become champions of B Corp insights, theory, and practice within their organization.
For further information on the Right Way Path program, please refer to the non-accelerated program description.
Send us a message to arrange a complimentary meeting to explore how you can increase the positive impact you and your business is having on your workers, community, and natural world. Our Impact Planning division would be delighted to help you in your exploration of this new world.