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As part of our dynamic Ki Futures program, we are thrilled to offer you our Ki Trainings! The Trainings are open to all, even if you are not a Ki Futures participant (psst… Ki Futures participants get to join all the trainings for free and can even find recordings on the Ki Port!) But if you are looking to test out what Ki Futures has to offer – a great way is to join one of our Trainings.

The Ki Trainings Core Program consists of 2-hour sessions correlating with the themes of the Ki Books. These trainings outline the theory behind the Ki Book and then delve into practical applications – putting theory into practice and outline how we can apply these concepts into our daily work.

In addition to our Core Training Program, Ki Culture is thrilled to offer Specialty Training courses throughout the year which deep dive into specific topics and concepts. Our Speciality Training courses are taught by experts in their field and different topics are offered throughout the year. If you miss one, don’t worry – the recordings are available through Ki Futures on our Ki Port. Check out and register for upcoming Trainings below!

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Sustainability in Conversation

July 28, 2021 @ 18:00 - 20:00 UTC+2

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Sustainability… the “S” word. Sometimes when you talk about sustainability, people’s eyes glaze over and they disconnect. Many believe that the “S” word has been overused and it no longer holds much meaning. Others can get defensive or negative when we broach the topic. So how can we get people to care? How do we get our colleagues on board?How do we discuss sustainability projects with our upper management? How do we effectively communicate our message? 

The “Sustainability in Conversation” training brings the Ki Toolkit Guide to life and addresses the psychological implications of sustainability and how we can create positive messaging and create meaningful dialogue. We will discuss strategies for engaging in conversations about sustainability and the importance of building awareness and the ripple effect to create cultures of sustainability in our workplaces and practice addressing different scenarios.

Please note that this event takes place at 18:00-20:00 CEST / 12:00-14:00 EDT on 28 July 2021.

Caitlin Southwick (MSc, PD) is the Founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture and Sustainability in Conservation. She is a trained art conservator and has worked in the conservation field and in museums around the world, including the Vatican Museums, The Getty Conservation Institute, and Easter Island. She is the Secretary of the Working Group on Sustainability for the International Council of Museums (ICOM).




July 28, 2021
18:00 - 20:00 UTC+2


Ki Culture
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Core Trainings

Introduction to Sustainability for Culture

Sustainability is a word that we hear a lot of these days. But what exactly does it mean? And how does it apply to the cultural sector?
This session will introduce participants to the concept of sustainability and take a deeper look into how sustainability applies to culture and how culture can promote sustainability. We will cover the United Nations SDGs and the three pillars of sustainability – society, environment and economy. The session will give participants a clearer understanding of what sustainability is and how they can be champions for sustainability in their institutions and communities.

Waste & Materials

This training will begin with an introduction to the Waste & Materials Ki Book, outlining the various actions and how to use the Ki Book. We will then delve further into the concepts behind waste and materials to give participants a better understanding of how to approach issues of waste and materials. Participants will learn the theory behind circular economy, life cycle assessments and waste protocols and develop critical thinking skills which translate into practical applications in the workplace.

Social Sustainability

Sustainability is all about people. And social sustainability outlines various facets which contribute to a better society – human rights, social justice, equality, diversity, accessibility. This training will begin with an introduction to the concept of social sustainability and the Social Sustainability Ki Book, outlining the various actions and how to use the Ki Book. The course will give an overview of what social sustainability means and how it applies to cultural institutions. We will delve into detailed discussions about inclusion and diversity in the field, decolonization and repatriation.


This training will begin with an introduction to the Energy Ki Book, outlining the various actions and how to use the Ki Book. We will explore the concepts behind carbon and how they relate to energy – delving into how to approach energy savings and what it means to go “net zero”. This course will prepare participants to have discussions at their institutions about how energy savings can translate to financial savings, what carbon reduction means and how to approach energy reduction processes in order to support targets from the Paris Agreement.