What is the Energy Futures Lab Leadership Bootcamp?

The Energy Futures Lab’s Leadership Bootcamp will give you the tools and connections you need to play a leading role in Alberta’s energy transition.

The EFL Leadership Bootcamp is an intensive learning and leadership development experience to enable and empower innovators and influencers to play a role in the emerging transition in the Albertan energy system. The state-of-the-art tools and techniques are tested and refined in the Energy Futures Lab and we want to share them with you.

Who should apply?

The Bootcamp is open to anyone interested in playing an active and leadership role in Alberta’s energy system and its future.

Complete the brief application form here.

Deadline: November 3rd, 2017
Bootcamp Dates: November 22 – 24, 2017
Location: Centre For Applied Technologies, NAIT, Edmonton
Fee: $1299

What Does it Offer?

Our Leadership Bootcamp is an interactive and intensive three-day in-person workshop which also includes:

  • The Newtonian Shift energy transition simulation where you experience decades of energy transition in one day
  • Set of facilitators’ guides and materials for those wanting to take their lessons back to their organizations
  • An award-winning e-learning course
  • A follow up coaching call
  • All lunches


Bootcamp Agenda & Objectives*

Day 1
  • The Newtonian Shift Energy Transition Simulation
Day 2
  • Energy Narratives
  • Energy Trends Cafe
  • Energy System Mapping
Day 3
  • Backcasting from Success
  • Vision 2050 and Innovation Pathways
  • Stories from the Innovation Edge

*Subject to change

Here is what you’ll experience in a Leadership Bootcamp.

Day 1

  • Gain insights about how you personally react to transition.
  • Experience the challenges and opportunities of an energy stakeholder you’re unfamiliar with.
  • Clarify strengths and gaps in your knowledge of the energy system in times of transition.

Day 2

  • Reflect on the importance of narratives in energy transition.
  • Brainstorm and map narratives held by those in the energy system.
  • Discuss the relevance of a range of energy trends to Alberta’s future.
  • Map a shared understanding of Alberta’s energy system.
  • Identify high-leverage opportunities to intervene in the energy system.
  • Review a framework to incorporate sustainability into strategic planning.

Day 3

  • Brainstorm key characteristics of the gap between success and current reality for Alberta’s energy system.
  • Review an outline of the opportunities and challenges in the upcoming energy transition
  • Explore the relevance of the lab’s signature initiatives.
  • Experience rapid prototyping as a way to experiment and learn in uncertainty.
What are others saying?

Here is what others are saying about their learning experience in the Energy Futures Lab…

quotes We have found that we have been able to leverage this EFL work with external partners, while also sharing the learning internally in a series of workshops that parallel the work of the EFL.”

– Cathy Glover, Suncor Energy Foundation and Community Investment

 

quotesAs a result of my involvement with the EFL, we have adjusted our company strategy to focus on more collaborative responses – we realize that there will not be one single solution for energy transition.”

– Audrey Mascarenhas, CEO, Questor Technologies

 

quotesThe fact that an ambitious, unproven, yet bold idea such as the Energy Futures Lab is flourishing in our province, gives me a sense of pride that we are once again embracing our potential to truly think, and act as global leaders.”

– Sean Collins, Co-Founder and Manager of Fundraising | Student Energy

 

quotesBeing able to see Alberta’s energy future from so many different perspectives and to have my perspective and voice as a First Nations leader welcomed by the group makes me believe that a better energy future really is possible.”

– Desmond Bull, Councillor, Louis Bull Tribe

 

quotesWith collaborative support like this for our entrepreneurs and innovators, I believe that we can see new and effective innovations and technologies. Ideas and technologies that could unlock the next deposit, reduce the impact of tailings, create energy from waste or accomplish something we haven’t even thought of yet. These technologies will help create new jobs and help build our knowledge economy.”

– Honourable Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks

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