Deadline: March 19, 2021

Applications for the Swedish Institute Management Programme Northern and Eastern Europe 2021 are now open. The Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Northern and Eastern Europe brings together business leaders who want to succeed in driving change for economically, environmentally and socially sustainable businesses.

SIMP builds on Sweden’s prominent position in innovation and sustainable business and its connection to the global economy. The programme provides methods, concepts and practical applications from leading experts in the key aspects of sustainability. Through this hands-on approach, you will meet several companies from Sweden and the Northern and Eastern Europe region to discuss their sustainability work and explore their challenges. In addition to external experts, SIMP builds on the expertise and extensive experience within the group and creates a strong network between participants, with much time dedicated to peer learning and teambuilding.

Throughout the programme, you will work on a sustainability challenge in your organisation and apply your learnings to continually develop skills for making a positive business impact. You will formulate the challenge based on the needs of your organisation and local circumstances.

Benefits

SIMP will give you:

  • An exclusive suite of workshops, lectures and visits with highly-acclaimed speakers selected specifically for their competence, clarity, and high level of audience engagement.
  • A thorough understanding of the principles of sustainable business with a focus on human rights, climate and the environment, decent working conditions and anti-corruption.
  • A strong set of skills to drive change in your own organisation through responsible leadership.
  • Knowledge to let you work with Design Thinking as a method to develop creative and sustainable solutions to complex problems.
  • A network of leaders who are committed to sustainable business and responsible leadership with whom you will grow and learn from to build lasting business relationships.
  • Insights into business cases for sustainability in Sweden, one of the leading countries in sustainable business practice.
  • And overall, the opportunity to grow and develop in the programme’s focus areas – it is up to you to make the most of the experience and engage to the extent you can.
  • Access to the global Swedish Institute alumni network.

Eligibility

You may apply if:

  • You aspire to make sustainability an integral part of your business strategy.
  • You are in a leading position within trade, industry or the public sector.
  • You have a mandate to influence the strategy for your organisation.
  • You want to share and build on the competences and knowledge you gain from the programme within your organisation.
  • You are willing to support your fellow participants and share your experience and knowledge with them.
  • You are between 25 and 45 years old (born 1976–1996).
  • You have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English.
  • You have a post secondary education.
  • You are a citizen and resident of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden or Ukraine.
  • You are keen to take part in a highly interactive online course and look forward to connecting digitally.

Application

You apply by submitting your CV and motivation letter answering the following questions in maximum one (1) page:  

  • Describe your current position and in what way you can drive decisions and have a mandate to influence the business strategy for your organization. 
  • Describe your interest in sustainability and how you aim to make it an integral part of your business strategy. 
  • Describe how you aim to use competences and knowledge you gain from the programme. 

 The application and CV should be in English.

In this selection process Swedish Institute is collaborating with Jefferson Wells, Manpower Group. You apply through Jefferson Wells home page.

For more information, visit Swedish Institute.

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