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Leadership Learning Circle: a [re] training programme that builds leadership skills and expertise on circular innovation

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"We'd like our students back now, thank you very much"

For current and next generation fashion professionals (AMFI students, AMFI staff and AMFI alumni), who are lacking the latest knowledge on circularity and sustainability, and the skills to put that knowledge into practice,  the Leadership Learning Circle is a training and [re] training programme that builds leadership skills and expertise on circular innovation, via workshops, masterclasses, field trips and real life case studies. 


Neither students, teachers nor present day fashion professionals are equipped to deal with the new fashion reality.  We must all go back to school. 


Instead of siloed efforts to educate and reeducate, we should be conducting this future-proof training at once, with students, staff and fashion professionals around the same table. 


In addition to hard-skills and content knowledge, we also recognised that leadership skills are critically needed to activate this new found expertise in a practical way and incite change within a project, classroom, or brand.
The LLC will therefore combine the two.

The LLC is therefore an intensive 1-year programme in AMFI that jointly {re}trains a collective of students, educators and fashion industry professionals, therefore enabling life-long learning. 


The reality school concept remains core to the programme, as students and staff will be imbedded in the brands that are participating (1 day per week) and the fashion professionals will be embedded in AMFI (1 day per week). In addition, the group will 'learn by doing' through continual experiential field trips and masterclasses. 

 

Key users/beneficiaries:

  • AMFI 3rd year Students

  • AMFI Teachers

  • AMFI Alumni

 

Key partners:

  • Students
  • MNCs
  • SMEs
  • Innovators
  • Knowledge organisations

The impact:

  • Extend the educational institute's impact by offering life long learning programme for fashion professionals 
  • Meaningfully engage its alumni, and retrospectively activate them to be agents of change within their current roles.
  • Continually up-skill its staff, and offer personal development via the programme   

 

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The first phase of this challenge looked at key opportunity areas, barriers to overcome, inspirational case studies, existing research, facts and figures, and other insights around the challenge. The Circle Economy team identified and clustered all submissions into key areas of opportunity that served to inspire and support the development of new solutions at the Beyond Next circularity festival. This is one of the solutions that came out of the event. 

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