2 August 2024
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Sustainability and Circular Economy
The sustainable leadership course will develop your skills and awareness every day of the course. Every session will be half practical and half theoretical (no time to get bored!). You will be required to write a short reflection piece every day on which you will receive written feedback from your tutor. Online interactive tools and videos will be used in class and for the making of individual and group assignment (only a few are enclosed below in the explanations)
Drs. Simon van Renssen graduated at the State University of Groningen in 1987 as a Social Psychologist specializing in Marketing, Marketing Research, and Sustainable Business. He has been a guest lecturer at several universities in Europe and China.
Young professionals and university students with intermediary level of English
You will be required to write a short reflection piece every day on which you will receive written feedback from your tutor. Online interactive tools and videos will be used in class and for the making of individual and group assignment (only a few are enclosed below in the explanations).
The sustainable leadership course will develop your skills and awareness every day of the course. Every session will be half practical and half theoretical (no time to get bored!)
Expected learning outcomes:
Understand key leadership theories (know)
Realize your full potential as leader (knows how)
Understand what sustainability and the circular economy are (know)
Demonstrate the ability to create new business models (knows how)
Connect leadership and sustainability into a solution to reverse global warming (shows how)
Day 1 Who am I? Why am I here? Who is your favourite leader? / World's ecological analysis, introduction to sustainability challenges ( CO2 reduction, energy transition and circular economy)
Day 2 Leadership from a historic perspective, leadership styles and theory on leadership / 100 solutions to reverse global warming, Bottom of the pyramid (BOP)
Day 3 Servant leadership in action, The 5 levels of leadership. / Introduction to the about the Circular economy and practicum.
Day 4 Global citizenship and conscious business. Introduction to the multicultural leader. Creativity workshop. / Introduction to business models Case study about bluematch eco stoves
Day 5 Diversity as a key leadership tool / Introduction to Sustainable Development goals and GRI( Global Reporting Initiatives)
Day 6 What makes you a leader? reflection on one's own capacity to change the world. / Applied creative workshop
Day 7 Empowerment and leadership / Golden circle principle: start with "why?"
Day 8 Ethical leadership : What leadership style fits to me? / Golden circle principle: follow with "how?"
Day 9 Leadership and spirituality / Golden circle principle: follow with "what?"
Day 10 Going back to go forward. What have we learned? Path onto the future. / Rounding up knowledge application
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.
EUR 850: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, afternoon/evening social activities and events during the week and barbecue. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside the town over the weekend) are not included in the price.
Please note, after the 30th of April 2023, there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.
EUR 247: Accommodation fee for a 13-night stay at Botic Student House starts at 19 EUR/night for a double bed room. Single bed is 25EUR/night.
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