Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Leadership for Sustainable Innovation

when 13 July 2015 - 24 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1170

A new vision on strong leadership is not a luxury, but a necessity. New concepts of leadership are needed, and the new generation of young and inspiring leaders needs to be equipped for this. This course on leadership for sustainable innovation offers students in the final phase of their studies and young professionals an opportunity to engage in this discussion. Real issues in the private sector, public sector, and civil society will be dealt with in this course, with a strong focus on sustainable innovation challenges. Be prepared to experience innovative educative concepts to achieve results.

All over the world the economic crisis and other developments in society are being seen as an indication that patterns of thinking and strategies from the industrial era do not suffice any longer. A fundamentally different approach to thinking and acting is needed, and the coming decade is crucial in this development. New concepts of leadership are needed to ensure a dynamic shift to a progressive knowledge economy with a focus on the human factor.

The new generation of young and inspiring leaders needs to be equipped for this development. A fundamental discussion and exploration of rising talents is necessary at the dawn of new concepts of leadership that are linked to the knowledge economy.

This course on leadership for sustainable innovation offers students in the final phase of their studies and young professionals an opportunity to engage in this discussion.

The course offers the start of an exploration of realistic concepts of leadership towards a strengthened knowledge economy and an involved society with a focus on people’s expectations (planet, people and profit). Transfer of knowledge, dialogue and communicative development in a variety of activities are the basis of this course. Real issues need to be dealt with in a mix of case studies (private sector, public sector, and civil society), and will all focus on sustainable innovation challenges.

The first week of the programme will (mainly) focus on the theoretical background (Peter Senge’s ‘The Necessary Revolution,’ Otto Scharmer’s ‘Theory U’), while the second week participants will work in small teams on assignments.

Course leader

Jelly J. Offereins

Target group

Bachelor and Master students in the final phase of their studies and young professionals. The course welcomes strong personalities, future leaders, talented and creative thinkers who are interested in discussing relevant patterns for new strategies and approaches.

Course aim

This course aims to prepare students and young professionals for future leadership within organisations aiming for sustainable innovation. After completion of the course participants will be able to reflect upon and improve the following competencies:
- communication
- leadership
- cooperation
- creativity
- problem solving
- project management

Credits info

4 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1170: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 970: Course + course materials

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School does not offer scholarships for this course.

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