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Introduction to Sustainable Development

Introduction

​​​​This course focuses on the rise to global prominence of the challenge of sustainability in general an​d sustainable development in particular. Public policy debates at the global levels of governance are increasingly focussing on the challenges posed by natural resource limits to the ways production and consumption are currently structured and managed within a world that is sharply divided between the rich (located mainly in the global North) and poor (located mainly in the global South). 

 

 

Target Audience

​Postgraduate students, professionals and practitioners working in government, corporate or civil society sectors who would like to understand the sustainability challenges faced at a global scale, but also to explore what this means from a local as well as personal perspective by engaging in discussions and reflection during class. No prior experience or knowledge in Sustainable Development is needed.

What does it cover

​This course will provide course participants with an overview of the most significant global environmental, social and economic challenges that face humankind, and an insight into the solutions suggested by the universal commitment to sustainable development.

  • 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


  • Matsapha;
    Modular
    Starting 29 May 2017


  • 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

    Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • R22 700 (including VAT)
  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • $4 950
  • Starts at R10 500 (refer to the flyer)
  • R3 030 including VAT
  • MUR 29 500
  • MUR 29 500
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  • Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa

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  • Global Natives

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  • Mzumbe University

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  • SEED Educational Trust

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  • The Ethics Institute

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  • IDM

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  • Vlerick Leuven Gent

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  • University of Lincoln

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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

    .