There is an increasing understanding of the role that social-ecological sustainability plays for successful enterprising. Accompanying this realization is a growing demand for actors that can provide qualified leadership and project management.
The two-year programme was a combination of lectures, discussion seminars, role play, field trips, workshops, practical on-site work including both an environmental management case and environmental audit, case write-ups including a legal pro-memoria, oral presentations, group work and independent work on a thesis project.
The programme aimed to provide training and learning directly applicable to practice in different types of organizations. It included practical work experience in organizations in both the private and public sectors. Lecturers were leaders and authorities in their industry and provided opportunities to establish contacts and learn current practices.
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To provide students the opportunity to do research with and learn from lecturers in the forefront of their different fields of research, lecturers and instructors for the programme came both from the public as well as the private sector and all were leaders and authorities in their fields.
We gathered a mix of the foremost researchers from top universities worldwide tied to the Stockholm Resilience Centre through collaborations, as well as representatives from international research institutes, corporations, government agencies, consulting groups, and other organizations.
The programme attracted a mixture of talented students with diversity of work experiences, educational studies, and personal backgrounds. Students worked together as teams on transdisciplinary coursework and projects. Coaching and training in communication and change agent skills.
On completion of the programme students have an education and relevant practical experience to be agents of change in their organizations and active, responsible practitioners of sustainable enterprising.