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Certified Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Workshops and Modules


Our Workshops and Modules

Our Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) workshops and modules are offered via two learning options:

GRI training courses and additional GRI modules are delivered in virtual (online/remote) and face to face settings.

1. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Sustainability Reporting Workshop

This workshop can be completed as a standalone workshop, or as part of the GRI Professional Certification Program. Participants earn three (3) points out of a possible five (5) points towards their professional certification. To receive the professional certification all participants must complete the entire learning pathway (the GRI Standards workshop, in addition to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Process module and the Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) module into Sustainability Reporting module, in addition to taking the GRI Certification Exam.

Learning Objectives 

This course will enable you to prepare either a GRI Standards Core option report, or a GRI Standards Comprehensive option report.  ZOOiD and all  training materials are certified by the Global Reporting Initiative.

By the end of the course, participants should feel very confident in how to prepare a best practice Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability report using the GRI Standards. Most importantly, participants will begin to understand the GRI report writer’s adage “It’s not about the report, it’s about the process!”

Take outs of the course include how to:

  • Understand, interpret and implement the GRI Standards
  • Apply the GRI Reporting Principles (Defining report content and Defining report quality
  • Identify, prioritise and communicate with your stakeholders
  • Identify material topics and determine where they occur (internal and/or external boundaries)
  • Linkages with other sustainability reporting frameworks
  • Streamline reporting processes throughout your organisation
  • Communicate your report in innovative ways
  • Prepare you for future reporting cycles through continuous improvement principles.

Who should attend?

Individuals who are new to the Global Reporting Initiative sustainability reporting process, or reporters who may not have attended the course, and need some extra tools and focus to help them along. It can also be of benefit to have more than one person from the same organisation attend the workshop, as sustainability reporting is multi-disciplinary in nature, and it helps to have more than one person with GRI knowledge as support. Our participants come from a broad spectrum of sustainability focused areas of the organisation, including company secretary, HSE, corporate planning, project management, corporate social responsibility, health & wellbeing planning/policy, sustainability, communications, education and marketing, business analysts, community relations, business improvement, HR and more.

Which organisations should attend?

No matter how large or small your organisation is, all organisations should consider preparing a GRI report. GRI reporting allows you to refine your business processes and better communicate your sustainability activities. All sectors benefit from GRI reporting. 

Course format: Face to Face or Virtual Classroom Online Delivery

Our face to face workshop runs for 16 hours and is run for two consecutive days. Our virtual classroom online delivery workshop runs for 16 hours, and is delivered over five sessions.

Other information

  • All face to face workshop participants will receive a hard copy or soft copy of the GRI Standards (as per preference) and supporting training materials
  • For online participants only, a hard copy of the GRI Standards is available for purchase. Supporting training materials are provided
  • All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance directly from the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam

 

2. GRI Sustainability Reporting Process Module

This module can be completed as a standalone workshop, or as part of the GRI Professional Certification Program. Participants earn one (1) point out of a possible five (5) points towards their professional certification.  To receive the professional certification all participants must complete the entire learning pathway (the GRI Standards workshop, in addition to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Process module and the Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module, in addition to taking the GRI Certification Exam.

This course provides a step-by-step approach to common activities when preparing a sustainability report. It is suitable for all types of organisations that are relatively new to sustainability reporting, be they small, medium or large, profit or not-for-profit, public or private, and regardless of sector or region.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Have a good understanding of the most common activities and tasks associated with preparing a Sustainability Report
  • Understand the benefits of sustainability reporting for organisations, and more specifically reporting with the GRI Standards
  • Have learned about other organisations’ experiences, challenges and tips when it comes to preparing a Sustainability Report

The module runs only via virtual classroom online module delivery over 3 1/2 hours in one session.

 

3. Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module

This module can be completed as a standalone workshop, or as part of the GRI Professional Certification Program. Participants earn one (1) point out of a possible five (5) points towards their professional certification.  To receive the professional certification all participants must complete the entire learning pathway (the GRI Standards workshop, in addition to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Process module and the Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module, in addition to taking the GRI Certification Exam.

This course is aimed at sustainability professionals who want to get a better understanding of how the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could be integrated into sustainability reporting practices or are trying to embed the SDGs in sustainability reports.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the business case for engaging with the SDGs
  • Understand the role of sustainability reporting in enabling sustainable development
  • Discover current trends, challenges and opportunities on reporting on the SDGs
  • Learn about tools available to help you measure and report on the contributions to the SDGs
  • Understand how to integrate the SDGs into the reporting process by following three practical steps
  • Get insights through case studies

The module runs face to face for 7 hours and our virtual classroom online module  runs for two 3 1/2 hour  sessions.

 

Costs

GRI Standards Sustainability Reporting Workshop (stand alone) : Face to Face

Organisation TypeStandardEarly Bird*

Business/State Government

$1650 (+GST) $1485 (+GST)    
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1350 (+GST) $1215 (+GST)    

 

GRI Standards Sustainability Reporting Workshop (stand alone): Virtual Classroom 

Organisation TypeStandardEarly Bird*

Business/State Government

$1400 (+GST) $1260 (+GST)    
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1100 (+GST) $990 (+GST)    

GRI Sustainability Reporting Process Module (stand alone): Virtual Classroom*

Organisation Type Standard Early Bird*
Business/State Government $350 (+GST)

$315 (+GST)

Education/Council/Not for Profit $300 (+GST)   $270 (+GST)

 *The GRI Sustainability Reporting Process module is only available via virtual classroom

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Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module (stand alone): Face to Face

 

Organisation Type Standard Early Bird*
Business/State Government $450 (+GST) $405 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $400 (+GST) $360 (+GST)

Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module (stand alone): Virtual Classroom

Organisation Type Standard Early Bird*
Business/State Government $350 (+GST) $315 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $300 (+GST) $270 (+GST)

 

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Professional Certification Program (all of the three above courses as part of the learning pathway) 

Save $300 off the total cost of workshops/modules when you book the entire GRI Professional Certification Program with consecutive booking of workshop/modules..

Face to Face

Organisation Type Standard Early Bird
Business/State Government $2250 (+GST) $1995 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1850 (+GST) $1635 (+GST)

Virtual 

Organisation Type Standard Early Bird
Business/State Government $1800 (+GST) $1590 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1600 (+GST $1410 (+GST)

 

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Upcoming Face to Face Workshops and Modules (2021) 

Location Workshop/Module Date
 Melbourne   GRI Standards Sustainability Reporting workshop October 20th & 21st
Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into  Sustainability Reporting module October 22nd
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Upcoming Virtual Workshops 2021 (Virtual)

 

Workshop/Module

Date

 

GRI Standards Sustainability Reporting workshop   

July 19th to 23rd (19, 20, 21, 22, 23)

 

GRI Sustainability Reporting Process module

July 28th

 

Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into  Sustainability Reporting module

July 29th & 30th

 

GRI Standards Sustainability Reporting workshop    

September 6th to 13th (6, 7, 8, 9, 13)

 

GRI Sustainability Reporting Process module

September 22nd

 

Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into  Sustainability Reporting module

September 23rd & 24th

 

GRI Sustainability Reporting Process module

October 27th

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Mentoring Packages

Why not book in some additional mentoring/coaching time with us when you register for our workshops? Our mentoring and coaching package provides you with additional GRI sustainability reporting consulting support. Mentoring packages are only available for participants of the GRI Standards Sustainability Reporting workshop and the Professional Certification Program.  Consulting may take place via telephone or in person. Additional charges apply for travel costs if required.

Full dayHalf day

Business/State Government

$1200 (+GST) $700 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1000 (+GST) $600 (+GST)
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*Prices are special workshop offer rates and do not reflect ZOOiD's regular consulting rate.