january, 2022

mon31jan(jan 31)09:00wed16feb(feb 16)12:00onlineMainstreaming the SDGs in business educationStrategy, implementation, practice09:00 - (february 16) 12:00 Location:Online

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 relevance for progressing on efforts related to embedding ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) in business school management and operations.

The objective of the workshop is to equip participants with thorough understanding of the SDGs and to guide them in developing 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 three-week online workshop consists of four live sessions. In addition, with a support of a mentor and a peer group, 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.

COURSE TIMELINE

  • 31 January; 9:00-12:00 CET: Live session 1
  • 2 February; 9:00-12:00 CET: Live session 2
  • Week of 7-13 February: Individual, asynchronous work & group check-in with a mentor
  • 14 February; 9:00-12:00 CET: Live session 3
  • 16 February; 9:00-12:00 CET: Live session 4

TARGET GROUP

The workshop is designed for Deans, 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.

CRITERIA FOR RECEIVING A DIGITAL BADGE

  • 80% attendance of live sessions
  • Completing a strategic template, as shown by participation in feedback sessions

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

WEEK 1: Foundations

Monday 31 January 9:00-12:00 CET

Welcome & Introduction to SDGs in business education

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

Wednesday 2 February 9:00-12:00 CET

Integrating SDGs in business education

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

WEEK 2: Preparation

Individual work, focusing on completing the SDG Integration Template. Each group schedules a 60min check-in with a mentor.

WEEK 3: Implementation

Monday 14 February 9:00-12:00 CET

SDG Integration Template Feedback – Part 1

  • Organisational priorities
  • SDG target alignment
  • Strategic gaps

Wednesday 16 February 9:00-12:00 CET

SDG Integration Template Feedback – Part 2

  • Implementation scenarios
  • Structures&champions

Practical information

Programme Fees

  • EFMD Member fee: 490 €
  • Non-member fee: 590 €

Speakers

  • Friedrich Soltau

    Friedrich Soltau

    Sustainable Development Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

    Sustainable Development Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

  • 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

  • Guido Schmidt-Traub

    Guido Schmidt-Traub

    Executive Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, FRA

    Executive Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, FRA

  • 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

Location

Online

Time

January 31 (Monday) 09:00 - February 16 (Wednesday) 12:00