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.

Leadership & Environmental Ethics

Develop leadership capabilities that are premised on the capacity to recognise, describe, analyse and apply the different ethical models and value systems that underpin socioecological action.

This course aims to enable participants to develop leadership capabilities that are premised on the capacity to recognise, describe, analyse and apply the different ethical models and value systems that underpin socioecological action. Central themes will include: - the underlying ethical value systems of different leadership approaches; - philosophical models for conceptualising environmental problems and the related approaches to environmental ethics“ and why understanding these enables pragmatic action in conflicts in and around sustainable solutions - relationship between environmental and social ethics, e.g. economic efficiency, freedom, equality and justice; - models of, and approaches to, leadership within society and human organisations; - the ethics of sustainability and process-oriented leadership; - complexity, ethics and leadership; - creativity, spirituality and personal unfolding; - case studies and exercises

Eve

Eve Annecke is responsible for creating the SI's approach to learning, and her masters level teaching is in sustainability, complexity, leadership, environmental ethics and facilitation.