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GSC’s SEAL™ Program

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GSC’s SEAL™ (Sustainable Executive and Leadership) Program is an executive leadership training program created by experts in leadership development and sustainability issues for winners of GSC’S 3S Awards and partners of GSC. The SEAL™ Program is an intensive four day “boot camp” in sustainability leadership development. GSC’s S.E.A.L. Program will take place at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York, NY on September 14-17, 2015. Completion of GSC’s SEAL™ Program allows participants to attain 3S Certification – Certification in Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing.

If you would like to participate or for other inquiries, contact Jessica Tomaz


Mission of SEAL

Awards that empower are only effective along with actions that empower. GSC’s SEAL™ (Sustainable Executive and Leadership) Program equips winners of GSC’s 3S Awards in Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing with the training and expertise they need to become leaders in their field. Winners of the 3S Awards have displayed their dedication to sustainability and ethical sourcing issues in the areas of community engagement, employee engagement, women’s empowerment, and impact sourcing. GSC’s SEAL™ Program offers participants an opportunity to partake in a thought-provoking and practical executive leadership training program which will help participants scale up current sustainability initiatives and begin new endeavors.

What participants will take away from GSC’s SEAL™ Program:

Executive skills to further develop sustainability initiatives

Networking opportunities to connect with thought leaders and like-minded professionals

An opportunity to share your business practices and hear about other innovative practices

Visibility for your organization

Program Agenda

GSC’s SEAL™ Program will take place at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York, NY on September 14-17, 2015.

GSC’s SEAL™ Program incorporates topics such as leadership for the future, responsible and sustainable business, and the importance of strategy development. The program agenda consists of lectures, workshops, and break away sessions that will maximize the learning experience. With such well-experienced professionals as speakers and program leaders, the program agenda covers a great array of sustainability topics.

Featured Program Topics:

3 Pillars of Sustainability

Communication and Influencing

Strategy Development

UN Global Sustainable Goals

Accountability and Measurement

(and much more!)

One major part of our program is Treasure Hunt of Sustainable New York City. One day of GSC’S SEAL™ Program is dedicated towards taking a tour of New York City through the lens of sustainability. The Treasure Hunt involves conversations with local leaders and community members and offers a unique glimpse into sustainability-in-action in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Below is a clip about the Treasure Hunt put together by last year’s participants.




GSC’s SEAL™ Program is a platform to both exchange sustainability practices and learn how to implement these practices within your organization. Our speakers and program leaders come from different sides of the sustainability spectrum and are experts in their field. With leading professionals in non-profits, policymaking, consulting, and global sourcing, GSC’s SEAL™ Program provides a well-rounded understanding of sustainability principles and practices.

Program Leaders

Julie Ellis

Julie Ellis

Founder & President

Ellis Coaching and Consulting

♦ Develops organizational change through targeted global leadership education and development

♦ Facilitates interactive team development experiences to focus on-the-job applications

Wanda Lopuch

Wand Lopuch, Ph.D

Chair of the Board

Global Sourcing Council

♦ Successful IT entrepreneur with a unique combination of global business experiences

♦ Experienced global executive with proven results in both for profit and non-profit

Guest Speakers

Patricia Chaves

Patricia Chaves

Senior Sustainable Development Officer

United Nations

♦ She has worked extensively in sustainable development issues at the national, regional and international levels

♦ Ms. Chaves has 20 years of in-depth knowledge and experience in international policy development and policy

Bobby Varasani

Bobby Varanasi


Matryzel Consulting

♦ Bobby Varanasi is one of the acknowledged Top 25 Globalization Leaders in the global sourcing space and the Founder of Matryzel Consulting

♦ Over 16 years of experience in consulting and management across IT, Business Process services and building offshore operations

Louis Coppola

Louis Coppola

Executive VP & Co-Founder

Governance & Accountability Institute

♦ Extensive background in cutting-edge technology to manage the company’s and clients’ technology solutions

♦ Lead advisor and consultant in the planning and reporting process for corporate sustainability and responsibility reporting


Daniela Terminel

Vice President

Endeavor /EMEA Region

♦ Expertise in entrepreneurial operations involved in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Americas

♦ Vast experience with business and leadership programs





If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Wanda Lopuch (