Master Class Workshop with Dr. Dimity Podger

Offer: Early Ethical Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition

The Conscious Business Learning Lab is delighted to offer the winner of the Early Ethical Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition a place in its 6-month peer learning program. The program is designed for 6-8 early stage purpose-driven entrepreneurs and is valued at approximately $1,000. Our next Sydney cohort commences early 2018.

Workshop: Baking a higher purpose and values into the DNA of your business

Facilitator, Dr Dimity Podger, Founder & Director, Conscious Business Learning Lab

The Ethical Enterprise Conference is a testament to the trend in businesses being designed to deliver a positive social, environmental and economic impact.

Not only can businesses contribute to a fairer, just, and sustainable society, they can also benefit financially from baking a higher purpose into the very heart of the business.

Benefits include attraction and retention of engaged, aligned and talented employees, customer loyalty, focused strategy and collective action across the business, among other performance outcomes.

However, embedding a higher purpose and values into the DNA of a business, is not always easy. Staying on track takes commitment.  Entrepreneurs and business leaders are not always sure where to start, experience challenges along the way, and feel isolated on the journey.

Join us for a hands-on workshop to gain momentum with your ethical business journey

To support you with your journey, the Conscious Business Learning Lab invites you to take part in a hands-on 90-minute workshop where you will:

  • Gain experience using the Conscious Business Alignment Matrix, which helps you learn how to integrate your ethical DNA throughout culture, behaviours, systems, and practices;
  • Develop ideas about how your business can better practice its purpose and values; and
  • Connect with a network of committed, purpose-driven entrepreneurs on the same journey.

How does this workshop support ethical enterprises?

The more aligned your business is with its higher purpose and values, the better able you will be to:

  • create human-centred places to work,
  • generate customer and employee loyalty,
  • build confidence and collective momentum,
  • engage ethically with your suppliers, and ultimately
  • achieve the positive impact you are seeking.

What have past participants of this workshop found valuable?

participant feedback

Who is this workshop for?
  • Early-stage entrepreneurs, in need of frameworks, know-how and a supportive community.
  • Conscious business owners, pushing the boundaries and wanting time to work on their business.
  • Business owners, seeking to make a positive impact with their business and looking for guidance, tools and a community of like-organisations on the same journey.

The session will run with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 participants.

Conscious Business Learning Lab

What is the Conscious Business Learning Lab?

Our purpose is to accompany purpose-driven businesses to gain momentum so they succeed in delivering for the greater good. We incorporate purpose-driven business frameworks in our programs including Conscious Capitalism tenets, B Lab pillars, and UN Global Compact Principles, as well as lessons learned from trail-blazers, leading thinkers and writers.

We launched in February 2017 with pubic discovery workshops and kicked off our 6-month Conscious Business Momentum Lab program in July with a cohort of early stage purpose-driven entrepreneurs. Our next program will commence in early 2018. Register your interest to stay in the loop for updates:

We look forward to accompanying you on your conscious business journey!

How do I register for the workshop?


Who is your facilitator?

Dr Dimity Podger

Dr Dimity Podger, Founder & Director, Conscious Business Learning Lab, powered by Barasa Consulting Group, is delighted to offer this workshop.

Dimity works with small to medium sized enterprises to identify and bring to life their higher purpose and noble values, resulting in higher levels of customer and employee engagement, collaborative cultures, and aligned business systems, strategy, practices, and operations.  In 2011, she launched her consulting business, Barasa Consulting Group, and in February 2017, a public offering, the Conscious Business Learning Lab.

Her work for the past 15 years has involved delivering values-based leadership and culture initiatives, sustainability programs, and learning experiences for not for profits, change makers, social enterprises, small and large businesses, health institutions, financial institutions, government agencies, and educational institutions. Dimity has designed and delivered values-in-action leadership programs, culture assessments, purpose and values discovery workshops, values-strategies and implementation road maps, purpose and values measurement frameworks, and values coaching.  Ultimately she works with clients to deliver great places to work that are great for the world.  She holds a doctorate in Education for Sustainability and is a certified WeValue facilitator.