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.

Governance, Globalisation & Civil Society

Students are provided with an understanding of the changing modes of governance at the local, national and international levels within a context characterised by globalised information-based economic dynamics, the rise of civil society and the challenge of sustainable development.

This course aims to provide an understanding of the changing modes of governance at the local, national and international levels within a context characterised by globalised information-based economic dynamics, the rise of civil society and the challenge of sustainable development. The main themes will be: - changing conceptions of governance over the last century (social democracy, liberal, statist, corporatist and now green); - review of the institutional structures of global governance; - the rise of local governance and local economies; - the rise of civil society at the local and global levels; - the implications of sustainable development for governance at the global, regional, national and local levels; - case studies of "green states".

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.

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Dr Jeremy Wakeford is an economist specialising in energy, resources and sustainability transitions.

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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.