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Leading Strategic Action on Climate and Sustainability - UTS Open
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MICROCREDENTIAL

Leading Strategic Action on Climate and Sustainability

$4,400.00

START DATE

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MODE

Mixed (online and in-person)

DURATION

15 wks

COMMITMENT

Avg 5 hrs/wk

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PLUS UTS Business Futures in partnership with the Abundium will once again deliver this hugely successful microcredential. This exclusive course has been designed to help senior executives leapfrog their strategic capabilities in sustainability and includes access to all course materials, on-campus workshops, facilitated virtual coaching and mentoring sessions, and an in-person graduation.

 

About this microcredential

This microcredential will help you, as a leader, to understand and analyse the dynamic interrelationships and interdependencies between business, society, and the natural environment. You'll be exposed to sustainable business models that will help recognise and capture opportunities arising out of today’s grand sustainability challenges.

Additionally, you'll be encouraged to think about the complexity of the business ecosystem, nested within social and ecological systems. You'll explore new business models and you’ll examine the leading principles, practices, policies, and processes organisations implement when they adopt a sustainable approach that generates value for the natural environment, society, and the economy.

Please note: this exclusive course is available to Abundium members and industry partners, UTS Alumni and Not for Profits (NFPs) at a discounted rate. Please email Business.Futures@uts.edu.au to obtain your discount code. We welcome any senior executive part of a multinational subsidiary in Australia.

Key benefits of this microcredential

This microcredential includes:

  • Highly interactive workshops to enable you to apply sustainability concepts and tools to your organisation
  • Tailored coaching sessions with peers and mentors offering ongoing learning and support
  • Leading edge sustainability insights and practices enabling rapid capability uplift.

The microcredential aligns with the 3-credit point subject, Adaptive Sustainable Enterprise - 26823 in the Executive Master of Business Administration. This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

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Who should do this microcredential?

This microcredential is suitable for:

  • Directors
  • Senior managers
  • Senior business development officers
  • Sustainability officers
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • Small-to-medium enterprise workers.

Price

Full price: $4,400 (GST included)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Please note: this exclusive course is available to Abundium members and industry partners, UTS Alumni and Not for Profits (NFPs) at a discounted rate. Please email Business.Futures@uts.edu.au to obtain your discount code. We welcome any senior executive part of a multinational subsidiary in Australia.

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. (For further details of how to obtain and apply your discount, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.)

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Additional course information 

Course outline

This course is comprised of 3 modules:

Module 1: Business Sustainability in Dynamic Systems

Module 2: Sustainable Business Models

Module 3: Sustainable Business Designs in Systems.

This microcredential is for you if your ambition is to:

  • Lead change with confidence through your role where sustainability or ESG has recently become strategic to delivering impact
  • Start or reset your organisational compass on a pathway to make a difference in climate action and sustainability
  • Know about cutting-edge sustainability trends and transformative business strategies such as circularity and regenerative change
    Navigate complexity to transform risks into strategic opportunities specific to Australia in a global context
  • Shape, evaluate, fast track and monitor the generation of positive pursuits for the planet, prosperity, and well-being in cooperation with stakeholders across the value chain.

Course learning objectives

By the end of the microcredential, you should have:

  • Knowledge of how to interpret the dynamic and complex sustainability issues that impact organisations
  • The ability to construct an action plan tailored to the sustainability opportunities that matter most in and across your value chain
  • The potential to reset your mind through identifying the capabilities and skills you have and need to master.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Sustainable Business Analysis (Individual)

Task: Summary report (maximum 3 pages) and evaluation report (maximum 3,000 words).

Weight: 65%

Criteria:

  • Coherence of synthesis demonstrating precise strategic insights and complexity
  • Critical evaluation and application of sustainability and systems tools and strategies to business
  • Extent of and diversity of evidence sources
  • Information is communicated with clarity and impact for the intended audience.

Assessment task 2: Adaptive Change Proposal (Individual)

Weight: 35%

Length: Maximum ten pages.

Criteria:

  • Critical evaluation of the sustainability imperative as a context for adaptation, resilience, and change
  • Development of realistic and achievable course of action acknowledging complexity and implementation hurdles
  • Identification of limitations and contradictions (in data, practices, assumptions).

Minimum requirements - participants must achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks as well as complete both assessment tasks to pass the course.

Requirements

Mandatory

  • This exclusive course is available to Abundium members and industry partners, UTS Alumni and Not for Profits (NFPs) at a discounted rate. Please use the email address created for you by your organisation when you enrol and pay for the course. All course materials and communications will be sent to that email address. Please do not use your private email address.
  • To complete the online components of this course, you will need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with CanvasZoom and Microsoft Teams.

Discounts

Discounts are available for this course to Abundium members and industry partners, UTS Alumni and Not for Profits (NFPs).

Please email Business.Futures@uts.edu.au to obtain your discount code. We welcome any senior executive part of a multinational subsidiary in Australia.

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to verify eligibility for your discount code

  • To confirm the Abundium member or NFP discount rate, please contact Business.Futures@uts.edu.au to verify your membership / provide details of your NFP organisation credentials.
  • To confirm your UTS Alumni discount rate, please contact the team at support@open.uts.edu.au with your student number.

How to apply your discount voucher  

  • Add this course to your cart 
  • Click on "View Cart" (blue shopping trolley at top right of screen). You will need to sign in or sign up to UTS Open 
  • Enter your eligible code beneath the "Have a voucher code?" prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your voucher code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 

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UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

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