A Selection of MOOCs on Sustainability/Ethics for Fall 2016 (Part 2)

Every year there is an increase in the number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available on sustainability topics. These courses are available for free online and open to anyone with an interest in the topic, lasting between three and fourteen weeks and taking three to eight hours per week to complete. Below is a selection of such courses offered this Fall 2016, listed by topic, from PRME as well as some non-signatory schools. The first part focused on courses that relate to some of the Sustainable Development Goals. Here we look at MOOC focused on developing and leading sustainable organisations.

Development of Leadership Skills

Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World: This course explores how leaders can develop themselves to be able to act in a complex world and under uncertainty using a multidisciplinary approach. From University of Groningen – starts September 5.

Logical and Critical Thinking: This course loos at how to improve your logical and critical thinking skills including how to identify common obstacles to effective thinking. From University of Auckland – starts 26 September.

Influencing People: This course looks at how you can improve your ability to influence people in stations where you cannot use formal authority. From University of Michigan – started August 22.

Selling Ideas – How to influence others and Get your Message to Catch on: This course looks at how to use social media and word of mouth to spread your message and grow your business. From Wharton – starts October 24.

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance: This course introduces students to mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve wellbeing and work/study performance. From Monash University – starts September 19.

Social Wellbeing: This course looks at how measuring and promoting wellbeing can make people, organisations and society more focused, considerate and effective. From The University of Edinburgh – starts September 26.

Designing the Future: This course explores contemporary design approaches that you can use to solve problems in the world around you. From RMIT University – starts October 17.


Developing Social Organisations

An Introduction to Public Leadership: This course explores what is distinctive about leadership in the public sphere, rather than senior executives in private sector, profit-making organisations. From The Open University – September 12.

Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good: This course explores different models of social enterprise and the local and global problems that they aim to address. From Middlesex University – starts September 26.

Social Enterprise – Turning Ideas into Action: This course looks at how you can turn your social enterprise ideas into action. From Middlesex University – starts October 24.

Make an Impact – Sustainability for Professionals: This course explores how to integrate a sustainable development strategy into your company. From University of Bath – starts October 10.

Social Norms, Social Change: This course looks at social norms, the rules that glue societies together, and how to diagnose, distinguish them and either create new ones or eliminate harmful ones. From University of Pennsylvania – started August 15.



Academic Integrity – Values, Skills, Action: This course explores academic integrity and how you can demonstrate it in your work, study and research. From University of Auckland– starts October 3.

Unethical Decision Making in Organisations: This course looks at how strong organisational contexts push good people towards unethical decisions. From University of Lausanne – starts September 19.

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