Fall 2024  |  PA 5771 Section 001: Change Leadership for Environmental, Social and Governance Action (23121)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/03/2024 - 12/11/2024
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
Enrollment Status:
Open (14 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sustainability is increasingly being defined broadly to include the environmental, social and governance (ESG) actions, and effects of organizations. ESG concepts integrate environmental sustainability with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Individuals working within organizations or seeking to join those organizations have expressed desires to affect the actions of an organization. This course aims to give students hands-on experience with a project investigating, designing, advocating for and implementing an ESG improvement in an existing or new organization. We imagine students in this course as future intrapreneurs (an employee of an organization who creates new opportunities or products in the style of an entrepreneur) transforming practices in existing organizations or as entrepreneurs seeking to create new sustainable organizations, or both. Non-degree-seeking students possessing a bachelor's degree are encouraged to contact the instructor for permission to register.
Class Description:
Learning Objectives:
The learning objectives are:

1. Enable students to develop leadership competencies in systems thinking, future anticipation, normative values and principles, strategy and interpersonal collaboration.

2. Enable students to apply problem-solving practices applicable to wicked problems including a) questioning, listening and empathizing, b) applying solution design frameworks and concepts such as empathy maps, personas, and sustainable value propositions, and c)
prototyping, testing and iteration.

3. Enable students to apply ESG concepts and theory such as stakeholder capitalism, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, social, economic and ecological boundaries or limits, and ESG reporting and measurement frameworks.

Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 April 2023

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