Short courses

Executive Development

Postgraduate students and professionals working in government, corporate or civil society sectors can register for a number of short courses focused on topics such as sustainable development, systems thinking, food security and sustainable agriculture, governance and leadership.

The courses are designed to challenge conventional thinking and open minds to new ways of doing and approaching the known, while incorporating the entire space at the Institute as part of the learning experience. The courses are administered by USB-ED, and leading academics in the sustainability field present during all the courses. We also offer customised learning programmes.

The courses are administered by USB-ED, and leading academics in the sustainability field present during all the courses. We also offer customised learning programmes. Please find more information below on the short courses presented at the Institute.

Globalisation, Governance & Development

The focus of this course is on the nature of the global economy, how it is governed and the alternatives articulated by social movements and academic institutions.

The globalisation of economic processes provides the context for this discussion, with special reference to the nature of the economic crisis, role of information technology, connections with the environmental crisis, dynamics of development in Africa and the global South, and what it means to be human today in a complex world. The course also focuses on the economic theories that justify the status quo, and the alternatives ranging from heterodox economics through to ecological economics and post-capitalist/socialist alternatives.

To view the brochure for this course, please click here.

Target Group

Postgraduate students and professionals working in government, corporate or civil society sectors who wish to gain a deeper and broader understanding of the forces at work in the globalised economy and how these impact on society and sustainability.

Mark

Mark is a Distinguished Professor and Programme Coordinator: Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch and Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute.