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Seminars and Events

Seminars and events are normally free for GBN Members to attend. Seminars are held once every month and focus on meeting ISO 14001 requirements and applying Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for sustainable development.


Behavioural Change

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 30 May 2018
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

In this session, we will be looking at how behavioural change can be used to support environmental initiatives. The focus will be on the psychology of changing behaviour, why people change, and teams and organisations. As the whole session is set up to be interactive, there will be no workshop as such, but expect to exchange information, views and tips while you engage in exercises, Q&A sessions and other exciting audience participation. The session is free to GBN members. Non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of 30 +VAT per delegate.

Speaker: Adrian Spurrell, The Red Thread

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Biodiversity

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 20 June 2018
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

This seminar will focus on an area relating to environmental issues.

Speaker: Maria Harbod

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Integrating environment and quality under the new framework standards

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 18 July 2018
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

This session will look at how best to integrate ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 under the new framework standards. It will also touch on how health and safety can be brought under the same management system structure.

Dr Margaret Rooney is an experienced auditor, who previously worked for the UKAS accredited certification body NQA. She has a wealth of expertise in this area.

The seminar will comprise a formal presentation followed by a workshop session, where delegates will be encouraged to share best practice.

The seminar is free to GBN members; others are welcome to attend at a cost of 30 +VAT per delegate.

Speaker: Dr Margaret Rooney, NQA

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Environmental Law Update

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 20 September 2018
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

This seminar will provide a look at basic environmental law that applies to all businesses, and will then introduce any new or future legislation that is likely to impact on companies.

If delegates have a specific area of environmental law they would like our speaker to focus on, please let us know.

The seminar will comprise a formal presentation, followed by a Q&A session and a quiz.

The seminar is free to GBN members; others are welcome to attend at a cost of 30 +VAT

Speaker: Claire Parker, The Environment Agency

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TBC

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 21 November 2018
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

This seminar will look at an element of ISO 14001: 2015 and address the issues of best practice. Full details to be confirmed.

Speaker: Dr Sarah Williams, University of Bedfordshire

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