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Accelerating a Sustainability Transition 15 hp

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Help transform your organization and accelerate its transition towards regenerative sustainability by joining JIBS Executive Lifelong Learning Course: Accelerating a sustainability transition.
This course is designed to inspire and enable participants to collaborate and lead effective change towards sustainability. The course is designed to support change makers for sustainability and help them navigate the complexity, the urgency and the multiple layers of decision-making related to the global environmental and social challenges and opportunities, while contributing to a regenerative economy.
The course is created to empower and prepare anyone that is willing to coach their organization or another organization to accelerate their sustainability transition.

Kursinnehåll

Help transform your organization and accelerate its transition towards regenerative sustainability by joining JIBS Executive Lifelong Learning Course: Accelerating a sustainability transition.
This course is designed to inspire and enable participants to collaborate and lead effective change towards sustainability. The course is designed to support change makers for sustainability and help them navigate the complexity, the urgency and the multiple layers of decision-making related to the global environmental and social challenges and opportunities, while contributing to a regenerative economy.
The course is created to empower and prepare anyone that is willing to coach their organization or another organization to accelerate their sustainability transition.

The 15 credits course on Accelerating A Sustainability Transition is designed in 5 parts of 3 credits each:

Module 1: Back to nature!
Starting this course with a close look at our planet and at our living systems will help us connect to the essence of holistic sustainability. In this module we explore our environment, our living system and how it is affecting life and health. We look at the impact of human life on Earth, we explore our current context and evaluate humankind’s footprint. Zooming in, we study the various relevant industries, their social and environmental impacts and the interconnection between our professional activities and life.

Special focus: How much do our organizations depend on a healthy living system?
Principles: Regenerative thinking, holistic systems, reconnecting to the biosphere

Module 2: Envision your organization’s future
To help gain insights into the latest research, you will be introduced to sustainability theories and innovations developed to help transform societies and organizations for a regenerative world. Based on research and pioneering case studies, you will brainstorm and envision various scenarios and forecast the development of your organization and your region in the next years and decades.
Inspired from nature, from research, and best practice we will assess our organizational processes and strategies with a regenerative perspective and consider how our organizations can contribute to a healthy living system and a sustainable society.

Special focus: How organizations, value chains, business activities and national economies are affecting life on our planet?
Principles: Biomimicry, circularity, planetary boundaries, envisioning

Module 3: Be your own expert
To help your organization accelerate the adoption of sustainability standards and tools, and to help you successfully integrate sustainability values within your organization, you will develop your own toolbox. This journey will be supported by regular coaching and mentoring sessions. Together with your coach, you will assemble and design the most relevant processes to help accelerate sustainability transitioning within your project or organization. You will be introduced to theoretical frameworks and how they are applied in other contexts (e.g.: doughnut economics, circular design, social innovation principles, flourishing business canvas, business sustainability models and the Sustainable Development Goals).

Special focus: What tools can help your organization accelerate a sustainability transition?
Principles: Circular design, flourishing business canvass, doughnut economic, transformative approach, transitioning

Module 4: Transform your value chain
The course will explore several Swedish and international value chain transformation cases. Through examining these examples of value chain transformations for sustainability, you will address opportunities and challenges created by your entire value chain, you will look at the complexity and interdependency between various actors and fields. Together, you will enhance your collaboration with other partners to develop scale-up and scale deep solutions to address the complexity of selected sustainability challenges. You will be invited to collaborate with peers and your “competitors”, develop multi-stakeholder engagement strategies and transform your value chain.

Special focus: How can we inspire our suppliers and customers to transform our value chain?
Principles: Social return on investment, environmental return on investment, collaboration

Module 5: Profile your sustainability ID
To allow participants to gain visibility about their work and accelerate the transformation of their organization, this course will help you strengthen your company’s reputation and profile. Together you will look at how your innovations for sustainability can be positioned at the core of your communication and be made visible to your stakeholders. You will profile your marketing according to your identified values and impact.

Special focus: How to help communicate about your transition and inspire other stakeholders further?
Principles: Talk the walk, visibility, communication & integration

Connection to Research and Practice
This course is designed in collaboration with JIBS MMTC Research Center.
During this course, JIBS researchers will share their expertise about social innovation, environmental degradation and the necessity to accelerate change so that the IPCC global goals and 2030 agenda can be achieved.
In partnership with Region Jönköping, Science Park and other experts we will explore how to build resilience to environmental and social risks, how transforming for regenerative economy is successfully done in existing organizations and how this could be accelerated in your organization.
Based on the global calls for decarbonization and creating a regenerative economy, this course introduces the global context for sustainability, necessary changes within the individual to facilitate sustainable innovation, the social dynamics of transformation, innovation within the organization, innovation within the infrastructure/environment to finally create a roadmap to sustainability transformation.

Förkunskapskrav

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or economics (i.e., the equivalent of 180 ECTS at an accredited university) and at least 2 years of work experience, or Bachelor’s degree in a different discipline and relevant work experience in the field of management/entrepreneurship/leadership/project management, at least 2 years.

Applicants without a bachelor’s degree need extensive relevant work experience in the field of management/entrepreneurship/leadership/project management in the public/private and/or not-for profit sector(s), at least 4 years.

English proficiency is required (level 6/B or equivalent).

Utbildningsnivå: Avancerad nivå
Kurskod/Ladokkod: JSTR21
Kursen ges vid: Jönköping International Business School

Tidigare och pågående kurstillfällen

Typ av Kurs
Fristående
Studieform
Distans
Obligatoriska fysiska träffar
0
Termin
Hösten 2021: vecka 34 - vecka 02 2022
Studietakt
50%
Undervisningsspråk
Engelska
Ort
Ortsoberoende
Kurstid
Blandade tider
Platser
40
Kursansvarig
Philippa Berglund
Examinator
Guénola Nonet
Gäller enbart studenter utanför EU/EES/Schweiz: Studieavgift
30000kr
Kursplan
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Anmälningskod
HJ-14183
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