FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF AND YOUR BUSINESS

THE BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAM

 

 

The Better Business Acceleration Program is an online executive program designed to accelerate the journey beyond business as usual, to help business leaders surf the waves of the Sustainability Revolution, and build a Better Business and a Better Future. 

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"Like the digital revolution before it, the sustainability revolution promises to change everything. Yet, just as with digital, many companies are moving too slowly, taking an incremental approach to a challenge that demands a radical rethink."
-World Economic Forum 

    

 

IT'S TIME TO GO BEYOND BUSINESS AS USUAL

CEOs AGREE SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY FOR
FUTURE SUCCESS, STILL PROGRESS IS SLOW


 

 

 

THE BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAM

WHAT YOU WILL BRING FROM THE PROGRAM

  • You will understand the Sustainability Revolution, and what is unfolding beyond business as usual.
  • You will realize the vast potential for business in stepping up to the challenge, and why laggards in the long run will lose both relevance and attractiveness to their customers and ecosystems.
  • You will get valuable insights into the leading practices of businesses in the frontlines of the Sustainability Revolution - such as Patagonia,
    Interface, Unilever, IKEA, Orsted, and Oatly.
    • You will have benchmarked your own business towards the sustainability trailblazers; envisioned the desired future state of your business; sketched out your path ahead, and realized how you as a business leader is critical in this important transformation.
      • You will have built a solid base to confidently lead and accelerate this journey going forward. 
      • Program completion is awarded with a Certificate of Better Business Acceleration.

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EXPLORE THE CORRICULUM

SIX MODULES TO ACCELERATE THE SHIFT

Click on the modules below to explore the curriculum and preview a few selected lessons.

MODULE 1
The Sustainability Revolution

In this first module, we will help you wrap your head around the Sustainability Revolution. Planetary boundaries are now being exceeded beyond what is known as safe for life on Earth. What is going on? 
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MODULE 2
The Path Beyond Business As Usual

In this module we will explore the path beyond business as usual. Here, we suggest a clear direction for the future of business, where Better Business is a key evolutionary step on the way forward.
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MODULE 3
Reenvisioning The Future

In this module, we explore the vast potential for Better Business, and why laggards in the long run will lose both relevance and attractiveness. You will also be invited to explore what future you want to be part of co-creating for our own grandchildren.
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MODULE 4
Learning From The Sustainability Trailblazers

The future is not evenly distributed - the pioneers are far ahead already, and the early majority is moving. There is however still time to act. Learning from the trailblazers - like Patagonia, Interface, Unilever, Orsted, IKEA and Oatly - will provide valuable insights into their strategic choices and journeys.
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MODULE 5
Understanding The Strategic Playing Fields

In this module you will learn to recognize the three strategic playing fields and five strategic intents of Better Business. You will also be invited to benchmark your own business towards the trailblazers, and sketch out your path ahead.
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MODULE 6
Realizing That It Starts With You

The focus of this last module is you. Because this is where it starts - with ourselves. We will explore our own comfort zones, beliefs that may hinder us on the way, and, how we might unconsciously sabotage our own good intentions. We will also explore the leadership needed for us to step up to this challenge of our lifetime.
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  • Future-Navigators

    “This program is so well put together, full of super rich content and really enjoyable. I look forward to each Monday for the release of the next module popping into my inbox. This really is a huge lever for business that wants to meet the needs of the future, and what business doesn’t want that?”

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    Partner at Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory. Maritime Director at Ammonia Energy Association.

  • The Better Business Acceleration Program Better Business Acceleration Program Nov-Dec22

    The Better Business Acceleration Program is a 6-weeks online program for business leaders designed to help you surf the waves of the Sustainability Revolution, build a Better Business and a Better Future. It will help you understand the big picture, learn from the sustainability trailblazers in in the frontline, and provide perspectives and tools to help accelerate your company's transformation. Because Better Business is not only urgent, but also a window of immense business opportunity and a potential competitive advantage.  

    “The program is superb, very well thought out, packed with useful content, and full of hope. I am really inspired to dig in deeper and see how I can contribute. It is urgent and we are the ones who create our future, the future of the planet and future generations.”

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    Consultant at QMG. Former Quality & Environment Manager at Oatly

  • Future-Navigators

    “The Better Business Acceleration Program provides valuable insights from trailblazer companies, helps to understand, and realize the vast potential for a business in stepping up to the challenge, and how to develop and implement your own Better Business Strategy going forward.”

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    Managing Director at Eames Wyatt, Executive Search and Board Services


 CHOOSE YOUR OWN PACE

SIX OR TWELVE WEEKS

Choose between six modules in 6 weeks (4 h/week), or in 12 weeks (2 h/week).

Choose your own pace

Next 6-weeks program
February 6 - March 19, 2023
Weekly Discover Calls
4 h/week time commitment

Next 12-weeks program
March 24 - June 16, 2023
Bi-weekly Discovery Calls
2 h/week time commitment

This program is based on six online learning modules. The first three modules will provide you with important insights into the WHY of Better Business, and the last three modules will give you inspiration and tools on HOW to do it. Ultimately helping you sketch out your own action plan - and updating your strategy going forward.

All learning content is available on an easy-to-use online learning platform. You will get access to the Program Dashboard one week before program start for your orientation. 

Each of the six modules are released on a weekly (6-weeks pace) or bi-weekly (12-weeks pace) basis.

You will have access to your Program Dashboard for six months after program start.

Each of the six learning module has:

  • 3-6 lessons with videos, text and supporting links.
  • Question for reflection and commenting to support your learning at the end of each lesson.
  • Quiz for self-test at the end of each module.
  • A workbook exercise tying the content to your company, and setting the stage for your own way forward.
  • Resources for optional deep-dive.

Seven live calls to accelerate and integrate your learning:

  • Live introduction call on Zoom to give you a head start on the program.
  • Module 1, 2 and 4 and 5 ends with a 1 hour live Discovery Call on Zoom with experience exchange with peers to integrate your learnings from the latest modules.
  • Module 3 and 6 ends with 2 h live Workshops on Zoom, where you will explore your own path forward in experience exchange and dialogue with your peers.
Note. A customized program journey can be designed for 25+ participants in the same organization. Contact us to explore customization options >>

MEET YOUR HOST AND GUIDE 

ELISABET LAGERSTEDT
B Leader  |  Author of Better Business Better Future  |
Founder and Director of Future Navigators

Elisabet was early on responsible for one of the pioneering sustainability brands in Sweden. In recent years, she has worked with senior leaders and executives in trailblazing companies such as Oatly and IKEA. Her mission is to inspire business leaders to go beyond business as usual - to build Better Business and a Better Future. 

In this program, Elisabet draws from:

  • 25+ years of corporate business and leadership experience, and consulting practice.
  • Years of research for her books, Better Business Better Future (2022), and Navigera in i framtiden (2018) - with deep insights in global trends, strategy, innovation, and transformation.
  • A rich educational background from leading business schools at Lund University, Harvard, IMD, Oxford, INSEAD, and from Singularity University.
  • A decade of pro-bono work with impact start-ups and entrepreneurs at Lund University.

 THE BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAM

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

This program is designed for business leaders who wish to explore and realize the potential of the Sustainability Revolution; help accelerate and nurture the transformation of their companies; and confidently navigate and accelerate their own journeys. All aiming at building Better Business and a Better Future. 

>> Business leaders, management teams and board members

>> Strategists and Consultants 

>> Entrepreneurs and Innovators

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."
- R. Buckminster Fuller

  

SIGN UP FOR THE BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAM TODAY

CHOOSE TO BE AN ARCHITECT OF THE FUTURE


 

Feb 6 - Mar 19, 2023

€1250
€999

EARLY BIRD

6-weeks program

Weekly modules
and live sessions

4 h/week

Early Bird offer till:
Dec 15, 2022

Last day to register:
Jan 16, 2023

Mar 24 - Jun 16, 2023

$1250
€999

EARLY BIRD

12-weeks program

Bi-weekly modules
and live sessions

2 h/week

Early Bird offer till:
Jan 31, 2023

Last day to register:
Feb 25, 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

This program is designed for business leaders, management teams, board members, strategists and consultants, and entrepreneurs and innovators, who wish to future-proof themselves, and safeguard the relevance and attractiveness of their own organizations, while building Better Business and a Better Future. 

This program will help you as a business leader uplift your skills and expand your perspectives.

It will help you understand the big picture, realize the potential of the Sustainability Revolution, and learn from the sustainability trailblazers in the frontline to accelerate and nurture your own company's transformation towards Better Business and a Better Future.

It will also help you step out of your comfort zone, to more confidently navigate the journey ahead.

This program has 6 online modules, supported by videos, texts, quizzes, and workbook assignments to help you tie the content to your own industry and company context.

The program is available in a 6 weeks and a 12 weeks version, where you have access to the learning platform over a period of 6 months to digest the content in you own pace if you so wish. 

To obtain a Certificate of Better Business Acceleration, you will be however required to have completed the following by the program end date (6 or 12 weeks, depending on your choice).

  • Completion and closing of all lessons.
  • Active participation in discussing your questions for reflection and workbook assignments in the comments section of each lesson and module.
  • Active participation and experience exchange with peers in the two live workshops (Fridays, module 3 and module 6), and an active engagement in at least two of the Discovery Dialogues.

 

An easy-to-use online learning platform will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your program.

You will have access to the platform and its content six months from program start, including: videos, texts, questions for reflections, group comments and discussions, adding private notes, practice quizzes, workbook assignments, and additional web resources for optional deep-dive. 

On the Program Forum, you will also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and teacher during the program.

To support your learning experience, this online program is supported by a live introduction session, live Discovery Dialogues, and two live workshops. All via Zoom.

We recommend you attend the live sessions for the best possible learning experience and value. You will find more information about the dates for the live sessions on your learning platform when the program starts. 

You will not be required to submit assignments for grading. For the best learning experience, you are however encouraged to share your experiences, thoughts and reflections to each lesson on the learning platform.

You will also be asked to share and discuss your experiences and workbook assignments in our closed forum, and in small groups of peers in the live workshops.

Since all live sessions are based on small peer group discussions and experience exchange the program's live sessions will not be recorded.

To obtain a Certificate of Better Business Acceleration, you will be required to have completed the following by the program end date:

  • Completion and closing of all lessons.
  • Active participation in discussing your questions for reflection and workbook assignments in the comments section of each lesson and module.
  • Active participation and experience exchange with peers in the two live workshops (Fridays, module 3 and module 6),  and an active engagement in at least two of the Discovery Dialogues.

Yes, this program can be customized for clients with 25+ participants at a fee. The learning period can for instance be extended to monthly modules over 6 months, and be supported by monthly live sessions and/or workshops with guests rather than the set up offered in this intensive open program. Client specific modules can also be added. Contact us to explore a customized enterprise version at www.future-navigators/contact-us

This program is tailored to the needs of experienced business leaders, and no student discounts are offered.

We however offer a free tuition to five selected and outstanding Master students with a focus and strong interest in building impact business models on the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Lund University.

Purchases are binding and not refunded. You pay for availability, which means that you are debited even if you don’t use the service during the program period you signed up for. You can access the learning platform and program content for three months after program start, which means that you don't have to follow the weekly pace if it doesn't fit your schedule.  See Terms and Conditions >>