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Certified Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Workshops and Modules


Our Workshops and Modules

Our Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified workshops and modules are offered via two learning options:

GRI training courses are delivered in virtual online classroom and face to face settings.

1. Reporting with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards 2021 Workshop

This workshop can be completed as a standalone workshop, or as part of the GRI Professional Certification Program. Participants earn three (3) points out of a possible five (5) points towards their professional certification. To receive the professional certification, participants must complete the entire learning pathway (the GRI Standards 2021 workshop, the Reporting on Human Rights with the GRI Standards 2021 module and the Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) module into Sustainability Reporting module, in addition to taking the GRI Certification Exam. This exam is undertaken directly with the GRI.

Learning Objectives 

This course will enable you to prepare a report that is in accordance with the GRI Standards 2021. ZOOiD and all  training materials are certified by the Global Reporting Initiative.

By the end of the course, participants should feel very confident in how to prepare a best practice Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability report using the GRI Standards. Most importantly, participants will begin to understand the GRI report writer’s adage “It’s not about the report, it’s about the process!”

Take outs of the course include how to:

  • Understand, interpret and implement the GRI Standards
  • Apply the GRI Reporting Principles
  • Identify material topics
  • Identify linkages with other sustainability reporting frameworks
  • Streamline reporting processes throughout your organisation
  • Communicate your report
  • Prepare you for future reporting cycles through continuous improvement principles.

Who should attend?

Individuals who are new to the Global Reporting Initiative sustainability reporting process, or reporters who have completed the GRI Standards 2016 course and feel they need guidance to progress to the 2021 Standards. It can also be of benefit to have more than one person from the same organisation attend the workshop, as sustainability reporting is multi-disciplinary in nature, and it helps to have more than one person with GRI knowledge as support. Our participants come from a broad spectrum of sustainability focused areas of the organisation, including company secretary, HSE, corporate planning, project management, corporate social responsibility, health & wellbeing planning/policy, sustainability, communications, marketing, business analysts, community relations, business improvement, HR and more.

Which organisations should attend?

No matter how large or small your organisation is, all organisations should consider preparing a GRI report. GRI reporting allows you to refine your business processes and better communicate your sustainability activities to a wide range of stakeholders. All sectors benefit from GRI reporting. 

Course format: Face to Face or Virtual Online Classroom Delivery

Our face to face workshop runs for 16 hours and is run for two consecutive days. Our virtual online classroom delivery workshop runs for 16 hours, and is delivered over four sessions.

Other information:

  • All face to face workshop participants will receive a hard copy or soft copy of the GRI Standards (as per preference) and supporting training materials
  • For online participants only, a hard copy of the GRI Standards is available for purchase. Supporting training materials are provided.
  • All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance directly from the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam

2. Reporting on Human Rights with the GRI Standards 2021 Module

This module can be completed as a standalone workshop, or as part of the GRI Professional Certification Program. Participants earn one (1) point out of a possible five (5) points towards their professional certification.  To receive the professional certification, participants must complete the entire learning pathway (the GRI Standards 2021 workshop, the Reporting on Human Rights module and the Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module, in addition to taking the GRI Certification Exam directly with the GRI.

Learning Objectives:

This course provides an in-depth overview and analysis of how to report on human rights with the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • State the relevance of human rights and human rights transparency to business.
  • Describe the key concepts in the GRI Standards as well as the process for identifying impacts and determining material topics related to human rights.
  • Discuss the disclosures in the GRI Standards related to human rights, including the requirements and guidance.
  • Apply the GRI human rights-related disclosures by studying practical case studies.

The module is delivered in 8hours over two 4 hour sessions.

3. Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module

This module can be completed as a standalone workshop, or as part of the GRI Professional Certification Program. Participants earn one (1) point out of a possible five (5) points towards their professional certification.  To receive the professional certification all participants must complete the entire learning pathway (the GRI Standards 2021 workshop, the Reporting on Human Rights with the GRI Standards module and the Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module, in addition to taking the GRI Certification Exam directly with the GRI.

This course is aimed at sustainability professionals who want to get a better understanding of how the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could be integrated into sustainability reporting practices or are trying to embed the SDGs in sustainability reports.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the business case for engaging with the SDGs
  • Understand the role of sustainability reporting in enabling sustainable development
  • Discover current trends, challenges and opportunities on reporting on the SDGs
  • Learn about tools available to help you measure and report on the contributions to the SDGs
  • Understand how to integrate the SDGs into the reporting process by following three practical steps
  • Get insights through case studies

The module runs face to face for 8 hours and our virtual classroom online module runs for two 4 hour  sessions.

4. Transitioning to the GRI Standards 2021 Update module

This course presents the main differences between the GRI Universal Standards that were launched in 2016 and the revised Universal Standards of 2021. It also introduces the new Sector Standards and mentions the adaptations that were made to the Topic Standards. The course was prepared for seasoned sustainability professionals who are familiar with the GRI Standards, and its purpose is to give you a high-level overview of what has changed.

This course is not part of the GRI Professional Certification program, although you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the GRI.

The module runs for 2 hours and is conducted through virtual classroom delivery only.

Costs*: Virtual online classroom delivery

All prices are in Australian Dollars

Reporting with the GRI Standards 2021 Workshop (stand alone)

Organisation Type                                                Standard                 Early Bird*        
Professional Services                       $2000 (+GST) $1800 (+GST)
Business/State Government $1600 (+GST) $1440 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1200 (+GST) $1080 (+GST)

 

 

 

 

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Reporting on Human Rights with the GRI Standards Module (stand alone)

Organisation Type                                       
Standard Early bird*
Professional Services                                                      $1000 (+GST)                 $900(+GST)                
Business/State Government $800   (+GST) $720 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $500   (+GST) $450 (+GST)
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Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module (stand alone)

Organisation Type Standard Early bird*
Professional Services                                                  $1000 (+GST)   $900 (+GST)  
Business/State Government $800   (+GST) $720 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $500 (+GST) $450 (+GST)
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Professional Certification Program (all of the three above courses as part of the learning pathway) 

Save 10% off the total cost of workshops/modules when you book the entire GRI Professional Certification Program with consecutive booking of workshop/modules. The GRI exam is not included in this price.

Organisation Type Standard Early bird*
Professional Services                              $3600 (+GST) $3240 (+GST)
Business/State Government $2880 (+GST) $2592 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1980 (+GST $1782 (+GST)
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*Book and pay for your workshop 30 days prior to the workshop start date to receive a 10% discount.

Transitioning to the GRI Standards 2021 Update module

Organisation Type                                                   Standard price only                    
Professional Services                                                                      $250 (+GST)
Business/State Government $200 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $150 (+GST)
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Costs*: Face to face delivery

All prices are in Australian Dollars

Reporting with the GRI Standards 2021 Workshop (stand alone)

Organisation Type                               

Standard        

Early bird* 
Professional Services $2400 (+GST) $2160 (+GST)                
Business/State Government                                                $2000 (+GST) $1800 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $1600 (+GST) $1440 (+GST)

Reporting on Human Rights with the GRI Standards Module (stand alone)

Organisation Type                                                   Standard                      Early bird*      
Professional Services                                                                    $1200 (+GST) $1080 (+GST)
Business/State Government $1000 (+GST) $900   (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $800   (+GST) $720   (+GST)

 

Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting module (stand alone)

Organisation Type Standard Early bird*
Professional Services                                                        $1200 (+GST)    $1080 (+GST)   
Business/State Government $1000 (+GST) $900   (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $800   (+GST) $720   (+GST)

 

*Book and pay for your workshop 30 days prior to the workshop start date to receive a 10% discount.

Professional Certification Program (all of the three above courses as part of the learning pathway) 

Save 10% off the total cost of workshops/modules when you book the entire GRI Professional Certification Program with consecutive booking of workshop/modules. The GRI exam is not included in this price.

Organisation Type Standard Early Bird
Professional Services                                              $4320 (+GST) $3888 (+GST)
Business/State Government $3600 (+GST) $3240 (+GST)
Education/Council/Not for Profit $2880 (+GST) $2592 (+GST)

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Workshop Schedule 2022: Virtual online classroom delivery

Workshop/Module

Date

Reporting with the GRI Standards 2021 workshop

August 9, 10, 11, 12 inclusive

October 11, 12, 13, 14 inclusive

Reporting on Human Rights with the GRI Standards 2021 module

August 15, 16 inclusive

October 17, 18 inclusive

Integrating the SDGs into Sustainability Reporting module

August 18, 19 inclusive

October 20, 21 inclusive

Transitioning to the GRI Standards 2021 module

July 14; August 17; September 13; October 13 (individual sessions)

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Workshop Schedule 2022: Face to face delivery

Workshop/Module Date Location
Reporting with the GRI Standards 2021 workshop                                     December 5, 6 inclusive                  Sydney                                  
Reporting on Human Rights with the GRI Standards 2021 module December 8 Sydney
Integrating the SDGs into Sustainability Reporting module December 9 Sydney