2021 Sustainability Centres Community Workshop

Disclaimer: We are currently still working on the Workshop agenda, thus, it is subject to change.

Day 1: Multi-Sector Dialogue

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Location

 

 

9:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 15:30

15:30 - 15:50

16:00 - 17:00

17:00 - 18:00

18:30 - 22:00

Radical Change vs. More of the Same? What is Needed for a Transformative Sustainable Change 

 

One day of multi-sectoral engagement, bringing together game changers from academia, business world, and the civil society. Around 150 guests are expected.

 

House of Engineers, Eschenbachgasse 9, 1010 Wien (See venues for details on the location)

Registration

Welcome

Conversations on topics including:

  • How can purpose-driven leadership ignite sustainable change?

  • Speaking out for human rights: the business of business? 

  • Decarbonization: realistic without radical change?

  • Can small players guiding the way to global change?

  • The role of business schools in catalyzing sustainable change

 

In small groups, audience formulates questions to the final panel

 

Final panel: What is the role of business schools in catalyzing transformative sustainable change?

 

World Café will explore where and how academia can collaborate with practice

 

Opening dinner

Sponsor:

Day 2-3: Sustainability Centres

Two days to share ideas on improving sustainability centre research, teaching, outreach, and strategy. All activities will emphasize peer learning and transformational change.

 

WU Vienna campus (See venues for details on the location)

Registration

Opening and logistics

Impact: Defining and Reframing the Problem (panel)

Coffee / socializing

Impact: Finding Solutions (design thinking / visioning)

Brown bag lunch, on-site catering

Breakout sessions, round #1, parallel sessions

 

 

 

Coffee break

Breakout sessions, round #2, parallel sessions

 

 

Conference dinner, in town

 

Opening and logistics. Yesterday's reflections?

How to Create Change and Impact: Keynote by the current (first female) president of WU, Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger

Breakout sessions, round # 3, parallel sessions

 

LUNCH, on-campus restaurant. Includes possible WU “sustainable campus tour” and themed lunch tables

Open Mic/ Lightning Talk

Coffee break

Impact through Co-creation: Inspiring Examples

Closing

Building Interdisciplinarity in Education and Research

The Why, What, and How of Integrating Sustainability into a Business School

Going Beyond the Case:

Incorporating Games, Simulations, and Other Digital Learning into the Sustainability Curriculum

Students Supporting Social Impact:

Alternative Model

A Conversation   on What and   How Can Make Academic Lives Meaningful

Skills for  Collective Organizing towards Sustainability (illustrated with:   A Positive Impact Rating for  Business Schools)

Rethinking the Curriculum and Teaching Formats   - from SDG Teaching Map to 21-Day Challenge and Escape Room

B Impact Teams: Connecting Students and Businesses to  Build a Regenerative and Inclusive Economy

Building Climate and Carbon Literacy into Business School Curricula: A Toolkit for

Centres

The emotional dimensions in Teaching Sustainability: Balancing Hope and Fear

Exploring Sustainable Futures: A

Serious Board Game

UN PRME – Responsible Education and Student Project Management Teams

Location

 

Day 2

9:00 - 9:30

9:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:30

12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:45

 

 

 

14:45 - 15:15

15:15 - 17:00

 

 

19:00

 

Day 3

 

9:00 - 9:30

9:30 - 10:15

10:45 - 12:00

 

 

12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:30

17:30 - 17:45

As in the previous years, there will be significant peer-to-peer learning and sharing, as well as some talks by topic experts. 

 

 

With questions regarding the program, please contact Maya Fischhoff at NBS. 

Optional Activities

Day 4

High altitude conversations  

This guided hike in the outskirts of Vienna will be followed by beer/wine. We’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery and, over drinks, discuss sustainability issues with current and former chief executives.

 

The hike leader is Josef Waltl, former executive vice president of Shell Oil and a keen hiker. 

More information to follow soon.

As in the previous years, there will be significant peer-to-peer learning and sharing, as well as some talks by topic experts. 

 

With questions regarding the program, please contact Maya Fischhoff at NBS.