In this course, we’ll think critically about what collaboration means in the context of complex sustainability challenges like climate destablization and steering transition to a positive climate future. Transition for who? By whom? Who’s included? Who’s excluded? Often centred around the perspectives and voices of a privileged few, how have conventional climate leadership approaches held us back? Collaborative leadership for transition, rather prioritises engagement with those who are most affected.
Drawing from a series of conversations with guest contributors, a range of case studies, readings and other resources, participants will explore models and frameworks for collective leadership while reflecting on and reframing their role in leading collaborative efforts. This four-week intensive course will include a blend of asynchronous exercises, interactive synchronous sessions, and peer to peer learning opportunities. Students’ time commitment in the course includes assignments, readings, videos and participation in online discussion forums.
At the end of this course, participants will have:
- Critically explored the implications for a just transition to positive climate futures
- Engaged with powerful frameworks and approaches for collaborating with
stakeholders and engaging communities to achieve meaningful impact
- Identified collective leadership capabilities needed for transitioning toward positive
- Questioned the roles of power, diversity and inclusion in leading collaborative climate
- Applied the concept of biomimicry to fostering and evaluating cooperative relationships
- This four-week course will include individual and group exercises, readings, videos, and
participation in online discussion forums.
- Each week, participants will convene for a one hour synchronous session online focused on applying the concepts and methodologies explored in each module.
- The total time commitment will be approximately 25 hours or about 4-6 hours per week.
Live (Synchronous) Sessions:
- Live (synchronous) sessions will be scheduled by the instructor.
- Learners will be notified of the time of these sessions in the course.
- Live (synchronous) sessions will be recorded for learners unable to attend.
- Thursday, March 30 - 9:00-10:30 am PT (12:00-1:30 pm ET)
- Thursday, April 6 - 9:00-10:30 am PT (12:00-1:30 pm ET)
- Thursday, April 13 - 9:00-10:30 am PT (12:00-1:30 pm ET)
- Thursday, April 20 - 9:00-10:30 am PT (12:00-1:30 pm ET)
A week prior to the course start date learners will receive an email from Royal Roads University Professional and Continuing Studies with information on how to access the online course. At that time learners will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize themselves with the online learning platform. Learners will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.