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Application to Swedish Institute Management Programme Northern and Eastern Europe 2022
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Application Deadline: Feb. 13, 2022

Location: Armenia +9 more

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Özlem Özden

Job Description

Are you an ambitious and innovative leader who want to learn how to bridge the gap between desire and action on sustainability? Then join the Swedish Institute Management Programme 2022.

The Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) offers you proven tools and knowledge from experts who can help you to put sustainability at the heart of your strategy and take your leadership to the next level. The programme is based on Sweden’s prominent position in innovation and sustainable business – and its connection to the global economy.

A core outcome of the programme is for every participant to develop and implement an action-oriented sustainability challenge. You will formulate it based on the needs of your organisation and its stakeholders.

The online programme runs between May – November 2022. It includes coaching, interactive workshops and lectures, as well as meetings with representatives from companies and organisations in Sweden. SIMP is a challenging and interactive programme that requires your active participation and contribution. It is not a series of one-way lectures.

What will the programme give you?

  • In-depth knowledge and skills about sustainable business practices with a focus on human rights, climate and the environment, decent working conditions and anti-corruption.
  • Capacity and knowledge to lead change and promote sustainable business practices in your own organisation.
  • Insights into business cases for sustainability in Sweden, one of the leading countries in sustainable business practice.
  • Knowledge to let you work with Design Thinking as a method to develop creative and sustainable solutions to complex problems.
  • Customised expert coaching based on your organisation’s and your own personal needs.
  • A unique opportunity of close collaboration and exchange with colleagues at your own level from several other countries, developing strong, long-lasting professional networks.
  • Access to the global Swedish Institute alumni network with leaders who are committed to sustainable business and responsible leadership.
Skills & Requirements

You are welcome to submit your application if:

  • If you are highly motivated to run your business in a sustainable way and promote sustainable business practices in your country; and you also have the mandate to drive strategies throughout your business.
  • You are a citizen and resident of Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden or Ukraine.
  • You are between 25 and 50 years old (born 1971–1996).
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and a track record of making things happen
  • You are willing to support and share your experience and knowledge with other participants.
  • You have a high level proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • You have a post-secondary education.

We are looking for business leaders who are already CEO´s or senior managers of small or medium–sized enterprises, or managers of a significant and distinct department of a large enterprise, who have responsibility for the profits of their business

How to apply

Create your application online following the link provided on this page.

It takes about 60 min or more to finish the application form and there is no session saving possibility. Kindly have your CV, headshot photo and a recommendation letter from the CEO or Management team of your current employer ready for uploading at the end of the application.

Kindly note that CV and photo are mandatory. The recommendation letter is optional, however, will be an added advantage in the evaluation process.
A template for the recommendation letter and desired information to be included in it can be found on the programme webpage: http://www.si.se/simpne.

About the company

The Swedish Institute is a public agency that promotes interest and trust in Sweden around the world. We work in the fields of culture, education, science and business to strengthen international relations and development.

We build lasting relations between Sweden and other countries in order to increase interest in Sweden.

To this end, we share information, develop skills, promote cultural exchange and cooperation and provide funding and grants.

We support and collaborate with businesses, universities, cultural institutions and Swedish embassies around the world.

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