716803 VU Leadership and Change Management for the 21st Century

summer semester 2020 | Last update: 13.03.2020 Place course on memo list
VU Leadership and Change Management for the 21st Century
VU 2
every 2nd year

1. Understand the fundamental environmental, social, and economic issues underlying sustainability

2. Understand a range of theories of leadership, change management and systems thinking

3. Ability to work collaborately across subject disciplines

4. Identify relevant aspects of the broader social, economic, political, technological and legislative environment, and potential levers for wider system impact

5. Embody the characteristics of a change agent for sustainability, including listening, building coalitions, systems thinking, identifying key leverage points, influencing/inspiring and communicating with others and resilience

6. Apply a range of methods that enhance critical thinking, reflection and mindfulness

7. Apply learning from best-practice cases

8. Frame and develop a strategy on a specific case to address a sustainability challenge

1. Leadership Theory

2. Change Management Theory

3. Systems Thinking and Critical Thinking Methods

4. Reflection and mindfulness methods

5. Framings (SDGs, IPCC, Laudato Si, ....)

6. Efficiency, consistency, Sufficiency and resilience

7. Fields of action; mobility, nutrition, household/energy, consumption....

8. Dilemma of current growth

9. Tragedy of the Commons

10. Anthropogenic Climate Change

11. Models for transformation

12. Case Studies (Fridays4Future, Allianz Nachhaltige Universitäten in Östereich, .....)

13. Business games

Impulse lectures and elaboration of transformation themes


will be discussed in the first session


not applicable
to be announced
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2020-04-23
08.30 - 15.30 60706 SR 60706 SR
Fri 2020-04-24
08.30 - 18.00 4U102b 4U102b Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Thu 2020-05-28
08.30 - 15.30 60107 60107 Barrier-free
Fri 2020-05-29
08.30 - 18.00 60708 SR 60708 SR