october, 2022

mon31oct(oct 31)09:00wed23nov(nov 23)12:00Online EventMainstreaming the SDGs in business education: Strategy, implementation, practice

Event Details

Sustainability has become one of the great challenges of current management education.

This workshop focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as internationally understood framework, and their relevancy for progressing on efforts related to embedding ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) in business school management and operations.

The objective of the course is to equip participants with thorough understanding of the SDGs and to offer them the opportunity to develop a custom strategic plan to accelerate ERS integration in their business school, functional area or programme.

Through a mix of theory, good practices, peer learning and practical application, participants will review their starting points, specific institutional context, the capacity and needs in order to identify an effective way forward.

The four-week online training consists of four live sessions. In addition, with a support of a mentor and two peer-group discussions, participants will asynchronously work on populating a strategic template based on the specific context of their institutions.

Participants will improve and enhance their capacity

  • To determine the relevance of the SDGs for the organisation’s operational, research and teaching activities;
  • To identify synergies between their organisation’s strategic priorities and the SDGs;
  • To identify gaps between the status quo and the priorities set out by the SDGs;
  • To design an SDG integration strategy appropriate to their organisation’s strategy and operating environment.

Target group:

The workshop is designed for Associate deans, Deans for Faculty and Research, Programme directors and Sustainability officers, who are in the first stages of weaving sustainability into the institutional culture and are interested in learning how the SDGs can be applied in a systematic way.

Digital badges:

After fulfilling the course criteria, participants will receive a digital badge*.

Criteria for receiving a badge:

  • 80% attendance of Live sessions
  • Attending an individual mentoring session
  • Completing a strategic template, as shown by participation in feedback sessions

*Digital open badges are a tool to recognise learning and training and to allow recipients to showcase their skills and achievements. Metadata are embedded in their image to allow for quick verification of the credentials. The badges are linked to a verified webpage that contains information about who earned the badge, how it was earned, who is the issuer, what skills the badge holder gained or any additional evidence linked to the training.

Zoom

This workshop will be run using Zoom. To ensure the best Zoom experience, we recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom Client for Meetings. If you are not familiar with Zoom, you can test the tool via this weblink.

Registration

Register here

Programme

Monday 31 October 2022

9:00 – 12:00 CET

Live class 1: Welcome & Introduction to SDGs in business education

  • The SDGs: History, background, and progress
  • SDG Integration: Global lessons learned
  • EFMD and the SDGs

Wednesday 2 November 2022

9:00 – 12:00 CET

Live class 2: Integrating SDGs in business education

  • SDG integration case studies
  • SDG Integration Template
  • Elements of a successful SDG integration strategy

Monday 7 November 2022

9:00 – 10:00 CET

Peer-group meeting 1

Get together in small groups to discuss the tasks, challenges and progress of the week.

Friday 18 November 2022

9:00 – 10:00 CET

Peer-group meeting 2

Get together in small groups to discuss the tasks, challenges and progress of the week.

Monday 21 November 2022

9:00 – 12:00 CET

Live class 3: SDG Integration Template Feedback – Part 1

  • Organisational priorities
  • SDG target alignment
  • Strategic gaps

Wednesday 23 November 2022

9:00 – 12:00 CET

Live class 4: SDG Integration Template Feedback – Part 2

  • Implementation scenarios
  • Structures & champions

Practical information

Programme fees:

EFMD Member fee: 590 €

Non-member fee: 790 €

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing before 17 October, and a cancellation fee amounting to EUR 50 for administrative costs will be charged. After the above-mentioned deadline, we are unfortunately unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcomed at no extra cost as long as the substitute’s name, title, and address are communicated enough time ahead.

Speakers

  • Giselle Weybrecht

    Giselle Weybrecht

    Former Special Advisor to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education, Sustainability Author and Consultant

    Former Special Advisor to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education, Sustainability Author and Consultant

  • Mette Morsing

    Mette Morsing

    Head of PRME Principles for Responsible Management Education, US

    Head of PRME Principles for Responsible Management Education, US

  • Piet Naude

    Piet Naude

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

  • Tahl Kestin

    Tahl Kestin

    Research Program Manager, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, AUS

    Research Program Manager, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, AUS

  • Willem Fourie

    Willem Fourie

    Founder of South African SDG Hub, Associate Professor, University Pretoria

    Founder of South African SDG Hub, Associate Professor, University Pretoria

Time

october 31 (monday) 9:00 - november 23 (wednesday) 12:00