The Hague, Netherlands

Leadership for Sustainable Innovations

when 15 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1750

The world has major sustainability issues (social, ecological and economical). There is a need for innovative leadership and bottom-up solutions to these challenges. This elective is delivered in collaboration with a team of social entrepreneurs from the Dock20-team. The module builds on their innovative teaching methods and the inspiring academic environment of The Hague
Summer School.

This elective aims at broadening participants’ perspectives in current and urgent social, sustainability issues from the perspective of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The module practices what it is preaching, as it is an open, experimental space for students and young professionals to learn and explore their leadership skills with a special focus on bottom-up organising.
The Hague, as a city of Peace & Justice, offers the perfect environment for that.

The course is designed to support participants in finding their personal leadership direction by focusing on UN Sustainable Development Goals as the centre from which ideas are created.

This module combines theory and reflection with hands-on projects. Methods from the field of participatory leadership will play an important part in the program. Additionally, this course looks at innovation as a complete process, using design thinking: from idea to prototype, and from prototype to impact. Innovation can only be called such when it has a meaningful and useful and recognized positive impact for a large group.

Course leader

Huub Purmer & Chris Jan Geugies.

Target group

The program is open to anyone who has obtained the high school diploma (or its equivalent) and has at least completed the first year of their bachelor degree. All applicants should have a good command of English (Level B2 or higher). The Hague Summer School reserves the right to determine if the level of applicants' English is satisfactory.

Course aim

To explore what leadership is and how leadership can provoke innovative and sustainable action (head).

To uncover the ‘leader inside you’ (heart).

To translate these insights into practical next steps to take home (hands).

Credits info

3 EC
The Hague Summer School is assigned ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The two week program is worth 4 ECTS and the four week program is worth 8 ECTS.
Detailed programme descriptions and outlines, in order to facilitate the credit transfer, will be provided to the students.

Fee info

EUR 1750: Regular fee for 1 period.
EUR 3400: Regular fee for 2 periods.