Belgium, Brussels

International Program Sustainable Management

when 9 October 2019 - 11 October 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 2000

The International Programme Sustainable Management connects leading-edge expertise on sustainable business transformation with hands-on management tools and sustainability key competencies to solve your business sustainability challenges and to make your business models futureproof.

Why should you participate in this training?
In the current economic climate, which is mainly value-driven with a strong focus on competition, economic growth and cost cutting, making the transition to a more sustainable business model, taking into account people, planet and profit, is a challenge.

Guiding your company in a sustainable transition process and formulating a vision on new modes of value creation requires a substantial mind shift and the development of sustainability competencies. These sustainability competencies involve systems thinking, anticipatory and strategic thinking, highly developed interpersonal competencies and understanding of the values of your company.

The International Programme Sustainable Management offers a pathway that allows you to take your company to the next level in sustainability and to develop a strategic plan to initiate the transformation. A sustainable company transition does not only imply academic expertise. It also implies learning by doing and getting acquainted with concrete tools to map your company’s system, to foresee possible future scenarios, to develop strategies related to sustainable finance, marketing and HRM and to engage all stakeholders in the process. This pathway will provide you the necessary knowledge, skills and mindset to address your own sustainability challenges and develop a sustainable strategy for your organization.

During this six-days training you will receive the support from an international, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary entrepreneurial network, consisting of business managers and academic experts willing to share their expertise and good practices. Finally, you will be given the opportunity to meet sustainability experts to continue the sustainable transition after the program has finished. It is possible to enroll for the first module only, which focuses on personal growth and the development of sustainability key competencies.

This programme is a collaboration between the EHSAL Management School (EMS), the Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE), University of Applied Sciences Odisee and CIFAL Flanders.

Course leader

The program is led by Bart Henssen, PhD in Economic Sciences, Researcher at KULeuven and manager of the Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Odisee University of Applied Sciences.

Following professors already confirmed their participation:

Target group

This program is developed for professionals eager to develop the sustainability key competencies they need to guide their organization in a sustainable transition.

Course aim

The programme consists of two modules. During the first module you will develop the sustainability competencies you need to support the sustainable transition of your organization. During the second module you will learn how to develop a sustainable strategy and to support the sustainable transition in your organization starting from your current and future sustainability challenges. During both modules, theoretical models and concepts will be translated into concrete tools for business practice, thanks to an interactive, multidisciplinary approach and with a strong focus on exchanging expertise and on co-creation of ideas within an international network.

MODULE 1: Which competencies do I need to support the sustainable transition of my organization?

Development of sustainability competencies:
Expert classes systems thinking, strategic thinking, future thinking, sustainable business development and SDGs
Workshop value-based entrepreneurship
Implementation of sustainability in your strategy: good practice company analysis and development of solutions for sustainability business case

MODULE 2: How do I support the sustainable transition of my organization?

Development of a sustainable strategy
Expert classes sustainable business development: sustainable business models and financial impact, sustainable HRM, sustainable marketing
Workshop change management
Implementation of sustainability in your strategy: development of solutions for your sustainability business case and a sustainable strategy for your organization
Meet-up with sustainability experts

The first module will take place from Wednesday to Friday 9, 10, 11 October 2019. The second module will take place from Wednesday to Friday 6, 7, 8 November 2019. Each day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday to 5 p.m. Optional evening activities are also offered.

It is possible to enroll for the first module only, which focuses on personal growth and the development of sustainability key competencies.

The maximum number of participants for this training is 20.

Credits info

Participants receive a certificate from Ehsal Management School.

Fee info

EUR 2000: For the complete program, you pay € 2000, catering and documentation included.
EUR 1250: If you wish to enroll for the first module only, then you pay € 1250.