Dates Times
2 March 2023 10:00 - 16:00
11 May 2023 10:00 - 16:00
£210 +VAT
£335 +VAT

In this non-technical workshop, you'll explore the changing behaviours caused by decarbonisation. Consider what a zero-carbon future may look like, discuss how we get there, and consider what we must consider alongside our customers.


In this workshop, you'll explore:

  • The current context, including the Government's roadmap to net-zero by 2050
  • Visualising change
  • Options for landlords, tenants and communities
  • Putting a value on carbon
  • Action plans for the future.

Grow and refresh your understanding of decarbonisation and share ideas about how best to make the transitions needed.

What will I learn?

At the end of this workshop, you will have:

  • A better understanding of the global and national direction of travel and expectations
  • Explored your involvement in actions to reduce direct and indirect carbon emissions at a personal and organisational level
  • Considered options to educate, influence and support customers, colleagues and suppliers to grow their environmental responsibilities.
Who should attend?

Book your place if you want to grow your understanding of the decarbonisation of social housing in the UK or if you work:

  • alongside tenants, residents and customers
  • neighbourhood services
  • back-office functions 
  • suppliers

It is specifically aimed at “non-technical” professionals who may not be involved in the needs and how to’s related to decarbonisation.

Benefits of attending

Here at CIH, we want to provide everyone in housing with the skills and knowledge needed to keep up with the ever-changing environment. Our online training has been developed by expert professionals on critical topics and allows you to apply the learning to your day job.

Your trainer

Barry Smith is a former chief executive and chair of small-medium housing providers and has previously held the head of housing in local government. He has been working independently since 2004 and delivers a range of CIH Housing Academy programmes on leadership, governance and board member skills. He has previously co-authored four best practice guides to explain and stimulate environmental responsibility in new build and existing stock.

Barry has a reputation for creating the space to reflect on the challenges before us, draw on the inner creativity within housing providers, identify the future direction and build robust strategies in these volatile and uncertain times.

Please note: The content of this course is predominantly England based; however, if you require Scotland, Welsh or Northern Ireland content, we can accommodate this. When booking your place, please let us know in the learning needs box on your booking, and we'll be in touch to discuss.

How to book your place

Click book today at the top to secure your place through our customer portal. If you don't already have an account, you'll be asked to create one, but don't worry; it's easy. Then select the training date you wish to attend and follow the instructions in the portal.

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