Maintaining its commitment to its clients and community, Énergir has developed a training course for Quebec entrepreneurship development in order to support small businesses and non-profit organizations affected by the pandemic.
This year, the University of Sherbrooke’s Centre for Continuing Education, in collaboration with the Laurent Beaudoin Centre of the School of Management, the University Training Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities have been mandated for the development of a 20-hour training course.
Learning to manage change
A first cohort of 40 people from different regions of Quebec benefited from this seven-week training course thanks to Énergir’s financial support. To participate, interested persons had to hold a decision-making position in an organization with its main business office in Quebec, have been affected by the pandemic crisis and demonstrate their drive and willingness to develop their skills in responsible management and change management.
Accelerating the transition
“We believe that the post-COVID economic recovery will come from SMEs and organizations,” said Renault-François Lortie, Vice-President, Customers and Gas Supply at Énergir. “It is therefore with the idea of supporting leaders in Quebec businesses and organizations that we have created, in collaboration with the University of Sherbrooke, this training journey to think differently in a world in transition.”
Towards a Lower Carbon Economy
As part of a transition trajectory, Énergir wants to be part of the solution and play an active role in accelerating Quebec’s transition to a lower carbon economy. “We know that economic recovery will depend on this transition, ensuring that no one is left behind, says Lortie. And with the enthusiasm of the participants in the training workshops, there is reason to be optimistic about the future!”