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The Circular Economy

Acquire the skills you need in order to identify and pursue opportunities in the transition to a Circular Economy.

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START DATE

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

DURATION

12 WEEKS

FORMAT

ONLINE

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH

COST

$1,800 USD

START DATE:

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

DURATION:

12 WEEKS

FORMAT:

ONLINE

LANGUAGE:

ENGLISH

COST:

$1,800 USD

What is the Circular Economy?

The Circular Economy is a new economic paradigm that is regenerative by design.

The Circular Economy seeks long-term economic and ecological effectiveness by designing out pollution and toxicity; keeping materials and products at the highest value possible for the longest time possible; and ensuring that these become nutrients for new cycles of value once they reach their end of life.

Why is the Circular Economy relevant today?

Many countries and regions across the globe, Including the European Union, Canada and China, have approved legislative measures that mandate a transition to the Circular Economy.

In addition, the World Economic Forum, the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme, and other notable organizations are pushing for an accelerated transition to a Circular Economy, while hundreds of the world’s largest global businesses have already pledged to transition to a Circular Economy with horizons as near as 2025.

Why this course?

UC Berkeley Extension’s 12-week online Circular Economy course will allow you to understand how to succeed in the transition to a Circular Economy in a wide variety of business sectors and areas of human activity.

The course takes participants on a learning journey through essential, multidisciplinary Circular Economy concepts, tools, and strategies, which are organized into eight learning modules. Along the way, participants will create, iterate and present a final project in the sector of their choice.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to network, share knowledge and receive the support of peers from around the world.

Learning Objectives

  • Master the key concepts, and the vocabulary of the Circular Economy.
  • Gain a multidisciplinary view of the ecosystem of ideas, legislation and stakeholders at play in the Circular Economy.
  • Grow your capacity for systemic, critical, and circular thinking.
  • Learn to identify, evaluate and pursue Circular Economy opportunities and solutions in your organization, sector or area of focus.
  • Get resources that will enable you to keep learning and gaining practical skills in the Circular Economy after the course.

Student Profile

AVERAGE AGE:
33 years old

AVERAGE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
7 years

NETWORKING OF OUR STUDENTS:
Mexico 32.8%, Peru 23.1%, Chile 9.7% and Spain 5.1%

AVERAGE AGE:
33 years old

AVERAGE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
7 years

NETWORKING OF OUR STUDENTS:
Mexico 32.8%, Peru 23.1%, Chile 9.7% and Spain 5.1%

Our students are success stories

Course Instructor

MANUEL MAQUEDA

Manuel Maqueda is a teacher, an author and an entrepreneur with a passion for helping others make the world a better place.

Maqueda holds a Master’s degree in Economics, and a Law Degree. Prior to teaching Circular Economy, he taught Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the professional certificate of the University of California Berkeley Extension, and at other renowned business schools.

Maqueda is the director of SUPER (Single-Use Plastic Elimination or Reduction), the first tool enabling businesses to measure, reduce and certify their plastic footprint.

Manuel Maqueda is a founding partner of Kumu Thrive, a San Francisco Bay Area consulting and innovation agency focused on the circular economy, and of its sister non-profit organization Kumu.

A pioneer and a leader in stopping plastic pollution, Maqueda is the founder or co-founder of several NGOs and mission-driven initiatives, such as Plastic Pollution Coalition and the award-winning documentary film Albatross.

A notable voice in new economic models and sustainability, Manuel Maqueda regularly advises organizations innovating towards a sustainable, thriving way of life, such as The Long Now Foundation, funded by Jeff Bezos, and dedicated to fostering long-term thinking in the context of the next 10,000 years.

MANUEL MAQUEDA

Manuel Maqueda is a teacher, an author and an entrepreneur with a passion for helping others make the world a better place.

Maqueda holds a Master’s degree in Economics, and a Law Degree. Prior to teaching Circular Economy, he taught Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the International Diploma Program of the University of California Berkeley Extension, and at other renowned business schools.

Maqueda is the director of SUPER (Single-Use Plastic Elimination or Reduction), the first tool enabling businesses to measure, reduce and certify their plastic footprint.

Manuel Maqueda is a founding partner of Kumu Thrive, a San Francisco Bay Area consulting and innovation agency focused on the circular economy, and of its sister non-profit organization Kumu.

A pioneer and a leader in stopping plastic pollution, Maqueda is the founder or co-founder of several NGOs and mission-driven initiatives, such as Plastic Pollution Coalition and the award-winning documentary film Albatross.

A notable voice in new economic models and sustainability, Manuel Maqueda regularly advises organizations innovating towards a sustainable, thriving way of life, such as The Long Now Foundation, funded by Jeff Bezos, and dedicated to fostering long-term thinking in the context of the next 10,000 years.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Enhance your e-learning experience with multimedia content, online exercises, discussion forums and live webinars with the Instructor

INTERACT TO LEARN

Be a part of an international, multidisciplinary community of professionals working together to advance their Circular Economy skills

DATA AND CASE STUDIES

Contextualize theoretical knowledge with compelling, real-life data and case studies

GAIN ACTIONABLE SKILLS

Understand your needs, challenges and opportunities in the transition to a Circular Economy, and discover areas where you can start applying your new skills right away

GET CERTIFIED

Get certified and earn UC Berkeley Continuing Professional Education Credits

LEARN FROM THE BEST

UC Berkeley Extension instructors are leading practitioners in their respective disciplines, closing the circle by grounding theory in practice

Improve your professional skills at one of the best universities in the world

UC BERKELEY EXTENSION

Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Extension offers more than 2,000 courses each year, including online courses, along with more than 30 professional certificates, plus many specialized programs of study.

Free and low-cost public events are also frequently held as part of Extension’s service to the local community.

Investment

$1,800 USD

PAYMENT FORM
Paypal or wire transfer

How to register?

Please complete the online form to register for this course. Once you have registered, you’ll be prompted to formalize the course payment through PayPal. If you prefer to pay by wire transfer, please contact our advisors in advance.

Your enrollment will be confirmed as soon as the course fees are paid in full.

Improve your professional skills at one of the best universities in the world

UC BERKELEY EXTENSION

Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Extension offers more than 2,000 courses each year, including online courses, along with more than 30 professional certificates, plus many specialized programs of study.

Free and low-cost public events are also frequently held as part of Extension’s service to the local community.

Investment

$1,800 USD

PAYMENT FORM
Paypal, Flywire or Transfer

How to register?

Please complete the online form to register for this course. Once you have registered, you’ll be prompted to formalize the course payment through the PayPal or Flywire secure platforms. If you prefer to pay by wire transfer, please contact our advisors in advance.

Your enrollment will be confirmed as soon as the course fees are paid in full.

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