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Food Systems Transitions

Introduction

​​​​​​​​We live in exciting times: all around us new ideas, projects and movements are developing in response to the pressing issues with our food system. 
 
The aim of this course is to explore the various responses to unsustainability in the food system and critical thinking skills to contextualize and assess these responses. Participants will engage with and critique food system transitions (including governance, policy and ideological positions) within the context of food security and food system sustainability. 

 

 

Target Audience

 Postgraduate students, professionals and practitioners working in government, corporate or civil society who have an understanding of the current challenges in the food system, and the causes thereof, and who wish to explore the pathways to a more sustainable food system that are being discussed and tested in South Africa and around the world.

What does it cover

 After completion of the course the participant will be able to:
·        Identify the intersection between food system transitions and broader global transitions;
·        Apply food systems thinking;
·        Identify various ideological positions in food debates;
·        Analyse food policy and governance practices.​

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

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    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

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    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​The successful participant will be equipped to:
    • describe the basic functions of general management and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • read, understand and analyse financial statements to determine the financial health of an organisation and manage a budget for profit purposes
    • develop  a basic marketing plan
    • draw up a basic plan to recruit, select and motivate human resources, and manage their performance
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan for a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​The successful participant will be equipped to:
    • describe the basic concept of systems thinking and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial management
    • have a holistic perspective on the concept of the value chain and its impact, and understand the need for the concept within the organisation
    • define clear team development results to achieve optimum performance
    • select the appropriate leadership style to enable positive development of teams and individuals
    • understand the underlying dynamics of power and position, and to use this to reflect on personal responses to power in a team
    • understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership styles, and how own style impacts the team
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan developed for an existing organisation or a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​The successful participant will be equipped to:
    • describe the basic concept of systems thinking and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial management
    • have a holistic perspective on the concept of the value chain and its impact, and understand the need for the concept within the organisation
    • define clear team development results to achieve optimum performance
    • select the appropriate leadership style to enable positive development of teams and individuals
    • understand the underlying dynamics of power and position, and to use this to reflect on personal responses to power in a team
    • understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership styles, and how own style impacts the team
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan developed for an existing organisation or a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​The successful participant will be equipped to:

    • describe the basic concept of systems thinking and intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship and conduct a feasibility study of business opportunities, reflecting a systems approach to management
    • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial management
    • have a holistic perspective on the concept of the value chain and its impact, and understand the need for the concept within the organisation
    • define clear team development results to achieve optimum performance
    • select the appropriate leadership style to enable positive development of teams and individuals
    • understand the underlying dynamics of power and position, and to use this to reflect on personal responses to power in a team
    • understanding of the concept of leadership and leadership styles, and how own style impacts the team
    • integrate the programme material into a business plan developed for an existing organisation or a new business opportunity
    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​​

    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​

    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.


    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • context

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.

    ​​

    people

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.

    function

    Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.

  • Venue

    Date

    Cape Town;
    Modular
    Starting 14 May 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Modular
    Starting 14 May 2018


  • Gaborone;
    Modular
    Starting 21 May 2018


  • Windhoek;
    Modular
    Starting 04 June 2018


  • Simunye;
    Modular
    Starting 25 June 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    21 - 22 July 2016


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    30 - 31 August 2016


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    16 - 20 April 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Short course
    16 - 20 July 2018


  • Gaborone;
    Short course
    Starting 16 July 2018


  • Windhoek;
    Short course
    06 - 10 August 2018


  • Cape Town;
    Modular
    Starting 11 June 2018


  • Johannesburg;
    Modular
    Starting 04 June 2018


  • Durban;
    Modular
    Starting 23 July 2018


  • Gaborone;
    Modular
    Starting 20 March 2018


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  • Price

    R12 500
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  • R22 700 (including VAT)
  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • $4 950
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  • Partnerships

    Masterstart

    .
  • Getsmarter

    .
  • The Empowerment Academy

    .
  • Sustainability Institute

    .
  • Old Mutual Investment Group

    .
  • The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)

    .
  • INSEAD

    .
  • Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa

    .
  • Global Natives

    .
  • Mzumbe University

    .
  • SEED Educational Trust

    .
  • The Ethics Institute

    .
  • IDM

    .
  • Vlerick Leuven Gent

    .
  • University of Lincoln

    .
  • Partnerships

    Masterstart

    .
  • Getsmarter

    .
  • The Empowerment Academy

    .
  • Sustainability Institute

    .
  • Old Mutual Investment Group

    .
  • The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)

    .
  • INSEAD

    .
  • Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa

    .
  • Global Natives

    .
  • Mzumbe University

    .
  • SEED Educational Trust

    .
  • The Ethics Institute

    .
  • IDM

    .
  • Vlerick Leuven Gent

    .
  • University of Lincoln

    .