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University of Stellenbosch Business School

Leading Transitions and Environmental Ethics

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This course is about leading transitions to socioecologically responsible action, and aims to enable course 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 socioecologically responsible action.

What does it cover

Come and develop your understanding of different ethical models and value systems that underpin sociological actions.

Central themes will include:

  • the underlying ethical value systems of different approaches to leadership and facilitation;
  • philosophical models for conceptualising environmental problems and the related approaches to environmental and ecological ethics – and why understanding these enables pragmatic action in conflicts in and around sustainable solutions;
  • relationship between environmental, ecological and social ethics, e.g. flourishing through socio-ecological efficiency, freedom, equality, equity and justice;
  • models of, and approaches to, leadership and facilitation within society and human organisations;
  • the ethics of sustainability and process-oriented leadership;
  • complexity, ethics, leadership and facilitation;
  • creativity, spirituality and personal unfolding;

When attending this short course at the Sustainability Institute, the entire space is part of the learning experience. Come and learn in an environment that is engaging and mindful, where discussions can be enjoyed with a diversity of people, creativity be renewed through immersion, where we learn with nature in mind and ensure just futures are sustained through generative thinking.

Who should attend

This course is ideal for postgraduate students and practitioners with a specific interest in ethical leadership, sustainability and the environment. This course will help you to develop your understanding of different ethical models and value systems that underpin sociological actions.

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