Skills Surgery & Networking

Seminar Zone: People & Property
Time: 09.00-11.00
Speaker: Tim Balcon, Chief Executive, IEMA

Seminar description:
Is your business one of the 87% that is not currently armed with the right environment and sustainability skills to tackle a perfect storm of challenges? If so, your resilience and competitiveness is at risk. Bring your skills challenges to us – the ones that not only limit your ability to survive, but thrive – and we will set you on the right road towards achieving your strategic sustainability goals.

Using IEMA’s new Skills Map as the benchmark, this Surgery session – held by IEMA’s CEO Tim Balcon – will help you to understand the opportunities available to organisations who are equipped with the right skills. Learn how organisations like Skanska and Willmott Dixon are using IEMA’s tools to bridge their skills gaps and enhance their sustainability performance. Take advantage of the chance to discuss your own skills challenges and together we can turn your challenges into opportunities.

Tell us about the kind of skills you already have in the business, and where you feel you need to boost your strength. Do you already have an EMS? If so, what value does it bring? Is it worth going for ISO 14001 certification? How can your EMS – existing or new – help reduce your impact, create revenue, improve your corporate reputation and even help win new business?

Ask us how you can move beyond compliance to adopt and more innovative and strategic approach to managing your impact. We’ll look at the risks of a compliance-led approach to environmental management and review how to unlock the skills potential of your staff to move away from box-ticking environmental management.

Talk to us about how well equipped you feel your organisation is able to deliver on the sustainability areas of your business plan. Is the business nimble enough to respond to a growing list of environment and sustainability threats? Let’s discuss how you can innovate across your supply chain to manage your impact and improve your resilience and we can also explore what core competencies you need to make change happen.

Join the IEMA team after this skills surgery for networking and refreshments.


Speaker biography: Tim Balcon - IEMA
With solid expertise on professional skills and growing organisations, Tim is leading IEMA towards achieving its global ambitions. Tim joined IEMA in 2013 and since then has created a new vision for IEMA (transforming the world to sustainability), reviewed and implemented a new governance structure and led the takeover of the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers (GACSO).

He is an experienced Chief Executive and has led previous organisations from start-up to rapid growth through to high performance in the energy, utility and education sectors. He was previously Chief Executive of Energy and Utility Skills (EU Skills Group) which includes the National Skills Academy for Power. As well as his position as Chief Executive of IEMA, he is also currently a non-executive member of OfQUAL and has held previous appointments including Chief Executive of GWINTO (Gas and Water Industries Training Organisation), non-executive position at Aston University Engineering Academy, and is a past President of the Institute of Water.



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