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GSC Navigating Net Zero masterclass taster

When: Monday 9 September | 09:00–12:00

  • Pre-congress
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GSC Navigating Net Zero masterclass taster

Monday 9 September


Session Description:

Have you heard about the Geneva Sustainability Centre’s masterclass and want to know more? Join us for this 3-hour taster to build your understanding of our flagship learning programme activity for healthcare executives.

The standard Navigating Net Zero masterclass is a one-day executive course for healthcare leaders worldwide to address the sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. It gives hospital leaders the key information and tools to assess, plan, and address sustainability – enhancing their leadership competencies. The format and content of masterclasses can be adjusted to suit a country or region’s needs.

Presented by expert faculty from the Geneva Sustainability Centre at the International Hospital Federation, this special taster version of the masterclass will lightly cover most of the standard modules. Participants will get a good sense of how the full masterclass could be of benefit to their healthcare organization, supporting them to train their staff as they transition to net-zero healthcare.

Registration fee: $80

This session will be confirmed in the programme once registrations have closed.

Register for both the World Hospital Congress and the GSC masterclass taster here. If you are already registered for Congress, you can log back into your account and add this activity to your registration or contact the registration team at ihfrio-congress@creacteve.com.br.

Only attending the masterclass taster? You can register here.


Sonia Roschnik

Executive Director, Geneva Sustainability Centre, Switzerland

Sonia provides strategic leadership, holding principal responsibility for the development and implementation of the Geneva Sustainability Centre’s vision, goals and workplan, and management of its operations.

Sonia joined the Centre from Health Care Without Harm, where she was International Climate Policy Director. She currently serves on the Board of the Climate Action Accelerator and is an honorary member of the UK’s Faculty of Public Health. Previously, she was Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit (2018–2020).

Sonia is the author of the global roadmap to decarbonize healthcare (2021) and worked in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UK presidency of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to collate the commitments of 53 countries and 50 health systems globally to a low carbon journey.

Sonia has also worked as an expert advisor to global agencies including the WHO, UN Development Programme, and the World Bank on strategic approaches to sustainability in healthcare. She holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Thinking and is a UK-registered occupational therapist.

Andrew Garman

Senior Leadership Development Advisor, Geneva Sustainability Centre, Professor of health systems management, Rush University in Chicago, USA

Andrew believes our healthcare institutions will play a pivotal role in the future healing of our planet. An industrial psychologist by training and a professor of health systems management at Rush University in Chicago, USA, Andrew is an award-winning author and educator. He has decades of experience facilitating learning programmes for a wide range of leadership and clinical audiences, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, GE Healthcare, Healthcare Financial Management Association, International Hospital Federation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Practice Greenhealth, Ontario Hospital Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Andrew has contributed to over one hundred research articles, book chapters, major reports, and books on a breadth of leadership development and foresight topics. His most recent book, Healing our future: Leadership for a changing health system, emphasizes the catalytic role of healthcare institutions in addressing complex social challenges such as climate change.

Andrew received his bachelor degree in psychology/mathematics emphasis from Penn State, his masters in personnel and human resource development from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and hisdDoctorate in clinical psychology from the College of William & Mary / Virginia Consortium.