SL2550 Strategic Planning for Sustainability

Programme course, 7,5 Higher education credits, Second cycle, autumn semester 2021

This course is part of a programme and cannot be applied.

The purpose of the course is for the student to (1) develop deepened knowledge about and understanding of strategic thinking and planning for sustainability, (2) develop deepened knowledge about and practical understanding of how a methodology for strategic sustainable development can be used to structure and coordinate this work,
and (3) develop leadership skills through team work.

Facts

  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, part-time 50%
  • Period : 2021-November-01 until 2022-February-13
  • Education level: A1F
  • Application: This course is part of a programme and cannot be applied.
  • Language of instruction: The language of instruction is English.
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Main field of study: Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
  • Course syllabus: Download
  • Welcome letter: This course is part of a programme and has no welcome letter.
  • Entry requirements: Admission to the course requires completed course Strategic Sustainable Development 12.5 credits and 2.5 credits completed of the course Leading in Complexity, 10 credits.

Content

The course contains:
•Theories, concepts, methods and tools for strategic change management and how they can be integrated with methodology for strategic sustainable development.
•Examples of evidence in current research for the self-benefit of being proactive about sustainability (‘business case of sustainability’).
•Examples of supporting methods and tools for vision development, generation of sustainability measures, prioritizing, identification of indicators, follow-up and revision.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

•Describe and discuss theories, concepts, methods and tools for strategic thinking and planning towards sustainability.

Competence and skills

•Develop and evaluate a vision for an organization within the frame of a principled definition of sustainability.
•Assess the present situation of an organization in relation to its vision and develop and prioritize strategic goals and create a plan for change that leads to the vision.
•Create a relevant rationale for an organization to use a strategic approach to sustainable development based on current data.
•Communicate visions and strategies internally and externally, argue for conclusions and discuss these with people and groups of different educational, professional and cultural backgrounds.
•Work collaboratively to achieve a goal.

Judgement and approach

•Critically reflect on the elements of strategic planning and change processes.
•Critically reflect on engaging in a change and development process with an organization.

Course literature and other teaching material

Robèrt K-H., Broman G., Waldron D, Ny H., Hallstedt S., Cook D., Johansson L., Oldmark J., Basile G., Haraldsson H., MacDonald J., Moore B., Connell T., Missimer M., Daly E., and Johnson P. (2019). Sustainability Handbook (2nd ed). Studentlitteratur, Lund, Sweden. ISBN: 978-91-44-11595-5

Course literature and other teaching material

Robèrt K-H., Broman G., Waldron D, Ny H., Hallstedt S., Cook D., Johansson L., Oldmark J., Basile G., Haraldsson H., MacDonald J., Moore B., Connell T., Missimer M., Daly E., and Johnson P. (2019). Sustainability Handbook (2nd ed). Studentlitteratur, Lund, Sweden. ISBN: 978-91-44-11595-5

Learning methods

The teaching in the course is focused on a project assignment in cooperation with a real organization. Lectures, workshops, supervision and dialogues support the work with the project assignment.
Teachers with different scientific backgrounds, professional experience and perspectives take part in the course. The students’ different educational backgrounds, professional experience and cultural backgrounds are also taken advantage of in the learning process. They are trained in receiving and giving criticism from many different perspectives and are supported to utilize cross-fertilization of expertise and experiences.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Examiner
  1. Merlina Missimer
Course Manager
  1. Patricia Lagun Mesquita

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes.
This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.).
This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits,
corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Assessments

Grading

The course will be graded A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, supplementation required, F Fail.

Exams

More information about exams are found in the Student's Portal, where you also enrolls for most exams.


There might be other scheduled examinations. Information regarding these examinations are available in the learning platform Canvas or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.

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