Micro-Course Description: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a paradigm shift in the world’s development trajectory. It is a radical departure from what has been and seeks to create a more sustainable world for current and future generations. Every individual and organization has the opportunity to transform […]
Micro-Course Description: This course on innovation and breakthrough thinking covers the topics you wish you formally learned but never did. Starting with self-reflection to understand our own identity and world view, we will create a baseline for how we currently think so our thinking can evolve. To be change agents in our disrupted, rapidly changing, and […]
Micro-Course Description: There’s no bigger waste than investing resources working on the wrong thing. Lean start-up methodology, a development approach that requires articulating and testing assumptions, favors rapid experimentation over elaborate planning, relies on audience feedback over intuition, and encourages iterative design, has taken the business world by storm as a way of ensuring that […]
Micro-Course Description: How do we effectively lead when we aren’t sure where we are going? Leadership skills are a combination of head, heart, and hands. Identify key leadership attributes that will help you navigate complex environments and be a truly connected, empathetic individual who leads by example. We will help you focus your personal passion, select […]
Micro-Course Description: How can we correctly interpret and use the data we gather? Data is one thing, but more importantly what should we collect and what is the story the data is telling us? Learn to balance quantitative and qualitative approaches, how to use data to develop insights and change those insights into real action […]
Micro-Course Description: This micro-course aims to provide students with an understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the startup business opportunities they could bring, and how to pitch to investors to fund these business ideas. Student Learning Objectives: 1. To understand the UN SDGs and the business opportunities they could bring 2. […]
How can we measure the social impact of an initiative, an organisation or a company? “Impact is what drives the people and organisations in impact investing and social finance, and distinguishes them from conventional investors and businesses. But, arguably, unless you are actively measuring your impact, you are not operating or managing in a way that fully reflects your social mission and goals” (Karim Harji, Programme Director, Oxford Impact Measurement Programme)
What in the world is going on out there? Organizations need to have a strong, nuanced grasp of current issues facing our global community. Explore current topics and trends including population growth, rising urbanization, and challenges in the integration of various large-scale systems.
How do we build truly global teams? Culture matters both inside and outside of your company. Working effectively in a global team comes with challenges and opportunities. Explore best practices designed to help you create a welcoming, multi-cultural, multi-dimensional organization.
How can I help my company understand the future of business? It’s hard but not impossible to attempt to predict the future of business. Explore methodologies futurists use to tell the difference between fads, trends and signals so you can accurately steer your organization through choppy waters.