Swedish Institute External link, opens in new window. in cooperation with MMTC is pleased to launch a new Executive Education course: Accountability for sustainability: International and Swedish perspectives for the public sector

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The program is aimed at alumni from the Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP) and ICLD programmes as well as other capacity-building programs arranged by Swedish organizations.

Sustainability is a challenge that concerns all types of organisations across the world and is especially meaningful for those who work as leaders in the public sector. Public sector organizations and their decision-makers face numerous challenges in the sustainability domain. These challenges of financial, social and environmental nature, require decision-makers to be responsive to the needs of their stakeholders to whom they are accountable. Accountability for sustainability is an essential element for ensuring the sustainability efforts of organisations.

This course provides you with the opportunity to better understand and solve the complex accountability challenges in the sustainability domain faced by your organization. It is organized in cooperation with Jönköping International Business School and gives participants 7,5 ECTS academic credits upon successful completion.

Course design

The course is designed to activate each participant's strategic ability to identify solutions for accountability of sustainability challenges through:

  • Best practice presentation and discussion
  • Reflective dialogues
  • Real life ‘live’ case studies
  • On site visits
  • Inspiring lectures based on state-of-the-art research

Using reality-based challenges (brought to the course by the participants) and applying a problem-based learning approach, participants will develop their understanding of key parameters of successfully solving accountability for sustainability challenges in their organizations. Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn 7,5 ECTS Swedish University credits

Online module 1:
Session 1: 5th April, 2022 9:00 – 16:00
Session 2: 19th of April 2022 09:00 – 16:00
Session 3: 26th of April 2022 09:00 – 16:00
Session 4: 3rd of May 2022 09:00 – 16:00
Session 5 10th of May 2022 09:00 – 16:00
On-site in Jönköping module 2:
Arrival 9th of June 2022
Session 1 – Session 5

10th of June – 14th of June
Departure 15th of June

Course Structure

The program consists of two blocks. The first is an online block running in April/May 2022 followed by an on-site block taking place in Sweden in the middle of June 2022. The course comprises inspirational lectures, seminars, teamwork assignments and real-life case presentations plus on-site visits in Sweden.

Course Participants

Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible for this Executive Education course you need the following:

  • High school diploma or above
  • At least five years of work experience
  • SI alumni having participated in Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP) and ICLD alumni as well as those who have participated in other capacity-building programs arranged by Swedish organizations
  • Work in a middle management position or above
  • Work for public sector organizations
  • Be a citizen of Kenya, Kosovo, Ukraine, Sweden or Zambia
  • Have an interest in sustainability and accountability theory and practice

Download the Extended Course information pdf here Pdf, 192.5 kB, opens in new window.

For more information contact Timur Uman at timur.uman@ju.se

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