The Impact Journey: (Un)Sustainability, Climate Emergency, Authentic Leadership

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Impact Journey: (Un)Sustainability, Climate Emergency, Authentic Leadership

  • Host University

    Universidad Pompeu Fabra

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Ecology, Management, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Week 1 Course Introduction, Student presentation
    OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE - Student Presentation – Purpose & How
    Welcome, Inclusion groups dynamics.
    Sustainability Core principles
    Deeper work on unsustainable conditions.
    Creating a common language

    Week 2 System condition & Project
    Raising awareness on the State of the earth
    System Thinking concept & exercises
    Role Play on life Cycle analysis
    Define Project Team & Starting conversation

    Week 3 Climate Change & Eco-system services
    Scientific consensus on climate change, global consequences, political and societal response
    From climate change to climate emergency, intergeneration movement and lobbies
    Business answer to climate change
    Ecosystem services concepts and applications
    Project milestones 1

    Week 4 The Climate Collage Workshop
    Understanding the issue leads to action and acceptance of change
    "The Climate Collage is an innovative, participatory and accessible approach to understand the scientific basis of climate change. This exchange of knowledge is a key first step for everyone to choose how to act effectively, in line with the issues at stake." Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Co Chair – IPCC -

    Week 5 Emerging Worldview + Alternative Economy
    The great turning from Joana Macy Works
    Deep Ecology practice
    Authentic leadership practices
    Carbon footprint activity
    Circular Economy, Blue economy, Low carbon economy - Lecture and application

    Week 6 Smart Cities Case + Midterm
    Student teamwork on Smart Cities
    City Cases presentation & roles play
    Midterm individual & Collective work
    Reflection on grading and alternative performance indicators

    Week 7 Deeper look on business alternative + Dreaming Session
    The B-Corp Movement
    Tracking positive impact with online SDG’s Tool
    The concept of IKIGAI – Looking for authentic leadership – Part I
    Deep ecology practices - Guided Meditation

    Week 8 Humanity & Organization Evolution + Project Milestones 2
    The spiral dynamics psychologist framework applied to organisation
    High Purpose organisation examples
    Project Update & Peer to peer learning

    Week 9 Special Guest + Leadership practices
    Project practices – Special Guest
    Humanity Speech
    The concept of IKIGAI – Looking for authentic leadership – Part II
    Management Innovation & Shared Governance

    Week 10 The emotional side of Unsustainability + Social entrepreneurship case
    Debate on the emotional impact of unsustainability
    Deeper conversations with collective intelligence practices
    Social entrepreneurship case study presentation
    The concept of IKIGAI – Looking for authentic leadership – Part III

    Week 11 Project Milestones 3
    Final project presentation
    Debate, conversation, role plays, peer-to-peer evaluation

    Week 12 SULITEST + Final Exam
    "Sustainability Literacy" - allow individuals to become deeply committed to build a sustainable future -
    Final exam
    Final learning celebration

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