Course 2023-2024 a.y.

20834 - SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English

Class timetable
Exam timetable
Go to class group/s: 26
TS (2 credits - I sem. - OB  |  1 credits ING-IND/35  |  1 credits SECS-P/10)
Course Director:
MASSIMO MAGNI

Classes: 26 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 26: BETTINA GEHRKE


Synchronous Blended: Lessons in synchronous mode in the classroom (for a maximum of one hour per credit in remote mode)

Mission & Content Summary

MISSION

Today, more than ever, we need leaders that spark disruption and contribute to shape a more equitable and sustainable future. Sustainable Leadership is all about adopting a responsible approach to the way we lead, considering the wider impact of our actions on society and the environment. Sustainable Leadership is an emerging field, and the terminology is still evolving. Yet, there is consensus that Sustainable Leadership requires a mindset capable of addressing complex global challenges to create lasting change. This seminar provides an orientation for the whole Transformative Sustainability Master’s Program by introducing the student to the skills and values needed to become a sustainable leader, knowing that as future managers they all can make a difference.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The seminar focuses on the following topics: 

  • Leading Self 
  • The concept of Sustainable Leadership 
  • Sustainable Leadership competencies 
  • Leading Self 

 

  • Leading Others 
  • Collaboration and Leadership 
  • Engagement and sustainable transformation 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

 

  • Leading with Purpose 
  • Purpose-driven Leadership 
  • From purpose to impact 
  • Leading with Purpose 

 

  • Sustainable Leadership Manifesto 
  • Founding principles for Sustainable Leadership 
  • How to lead transformative change 
  • Development of a Manifesto for transformative Leadership for Sustainability 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Understand leadership concepts related to sustainability 
  • Understand practices of global collaboration and engagement 
  • Understand the leadership competencies driving sustainable change 
  • Recognize characteristics and dynamics for enhanced personal leadership impact 

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Reflect deeper on personal attitudes and value orientations and understand their impact  
  • Refine individual Leadership competencies  
  • Enable the use of empowerment and engagement practices 
  • Identify personal paths for sustainable leadership development 

Teaching methods

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Interactive class activities on campus/online (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)

DETAILS

  • Face-to-face lectures (knowledge “pills”)
  • Interactive class activities (small group discussions, simulation, self-assessment tools, instant polls)

Assessment methods

  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
x    
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
x    

ATTENDING STUDENTS

Students are evaluated based on their active and continuous contribution. Please note that two assignments (video submission and quiz completion) are due prior to the beginning of the seminar. For detailed assignment instructions see BlackBoard.  

  • Final evaluation: pass/fail 

NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

The attendance of this seminar is compulsory and requires in-class presence for all students. Ad hoc modalities for not attending students will be discussed by the faculty upon request prior to class.  

  •  Final evaluation: pass/fail

Teaching materials


ATTENDING STUDENTS

All materials are available on BlackBoard.


NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

All materials are available on BlackBoard.

Last change 30/05/2023 23:05