Utrecht, Netherlands

Inner Development for Sustainable Futures

when 3 July 2023 - 7 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 300

Developing your inner capacity to contribute to a sustainable future

In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals developed a comprehensive plan for a sustainable world by 2030. The 17 goals cover a wide range of issues that involve people with different needs, values, and convictions. These goals are not easy to achieve, despite the rapid progress of technical and scientific developments. A culture change is necessary, aiming to develop the inner capacity to deal with our increasingly complex environment and challenges. This is where the Inner Development Goals (innerdevelopmentgoals.org) come in. The summer school will use these goals as guiding framework for your personal development towards a sustainable future.

In a combination of plenary and smaller group intervision sessions, we will take you on a journey through the Inner Development Goals and invite you to define your own path by “growing” an Inner Development Tree that ensures you to remain inspired and resilient in a world in transition.

We will deep dive into the five building blocks of the Inner Development Goals, discussing what research tells us about inner development, inviting you to reflect on your skills and competences and handing tools to further develop yourself. You will be learning from experts in the field and from each other.

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Target group

You identify as an early career professional or a PhD student. We welcome people from all sectors and disciplines.

Course aim

After following this course you:

Have acquired basic knowledge of the Inner Development Goals in relation to sustainable development

Have reflected on your core values and strengths and weaknesses and identified key issues in your inner development (Being)

Can employ different skills to make sense of the world as an interconnected whole (Thinking)

Have developed crucial skills for relating and feeling connected to others in an appreciating and caring way (Relating)

Have experimented with and reflected on collaborating with diverse stakeholders (Collaborating)

Have developed a personal Inner Development Tree with actions to contribute to a sustainable world (Acting)

Fee info

EUR 300: Course fee
EUR 200: Housing fee - optional