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SUST 220: Case Studies in Leading Change for Sustainability

This course focuses on the practice of leading change for sustainability. It uses analysis and evaluation of case studies to explore different modes of leadership and processes that have allowed companies and organizations to pursue sustainability in their business models. Topics include complex systems and leadership orientations, systems thinking, decision-making under uncertainty, negotiation, circular economy, social enterprise, stakeholder engagement, multi-stakeholder partnerships, resilience theory, metrics of progress beyond GDP. The course builds understanding and capacity to lead change through conceptual frameworks, hands-on exercises, class discussion and interactions with transformative leaders. Course materials include scholarly articles in behavioral psychology, resilience theory, systems analysis, as well as business school case material and tools developed by exemplary organizations leading change for sustainability. Consent of instructor required. Please email Julia Novy-Hildesley (julia3@stanford.edu) with the answers to these 3 questions: 1. Why are you interested in this course? 2. What would you like to get out of this course? 3. What will you contribute? Permission code will be given upon review of answers.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

SUST 240: Sustainability Science and Practice Practicum

The Practicum Program is designed to serve as a platform that will enable students to exercise and internalize the principles of social-environmental systems, leading change and innovating systems transformations. The theories, models, and methods presented during coursework ultimately should lead to a deep reflection on and development of the student's identity as a transformative leader. The practicum is designed to give students a chance to practice and embody this new leadership identity through action. Total units allowed for this course is 4. nnEnrollment Open to Sustainability Science & Practice MA/MS Students Only.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

SUST 801: TGR PROJECT

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 0 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: TGR
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