Schedule and Work Plan

Schedule :

Pre-Seminar: 20 May – 5 June 2013  (Grade credit: 20%)
Location: http://sustain.ecoplan.org
Master Class: 6-8 June.  (Grade credit: 40%)
Location: ISG, 8, rue de Lota 75016 Paris
Map:
Final paper: (Grade credit: 40%)
Due on or before 11 July.

Course organization

The seminar takes place over three consecutive eight-hour days, opening each morning at 09:00 sharp, with a one hour break for lunch and then to go on to 18:00. The classes will take place at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, 24, rue Saint-Marc 75002. (See map.)

The seminar is organized in six four-hour sessions. You will find the main topics of each session indicated in the following titles.  Detailed agenda for each session  will be distributed, discussed and finalized during the course of  the first session on Thursday morning, thus giving each student a chance to make their voice heard and help shape the agenda. Sustainable development requires first class communication and team work; so we might as well start here.

The Thursday program is very heavy and it is quite possible that even with the best discipline we may not be able to make our way through the whole lot. Not to worry, we will go with the flow and all the most important things will find their place.

Draft SESSION Work Plans

Session 1: Thursday morning. 09:00.
KNOW OURSELVES

• Rapporteurs: (See http://wp.me/p1zD54-lv) **
Introduction + presentation of  rapporteurs for this session
Pre-seminar organization: Report and class commentary
Tour de table: Who are we? And what do we want from this course **
•  Class Assignments/review:  Click here for details.
•  Dashboard/review:  How it works: Line by line presentation/review of course materials, assignments, approach
Quick reports/review: Discussion and selection of subjects for book/article reviews (Plus reporting procedures)
Our Ecological footprints – Calculate and discuss  **
Work Plan finalization for sessions 2 – 6.  Presentation and discussion
Language, Truth and Logic A quick word on those machine translations in your language?
• Note: It is highly unlikely that we will make our way through all this in the first session. So discussions will be carried over to other sessions as the course moves ahead.

Session 2: Thursday afternoon. 14:00.
THE TROUBLED WORLD OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

•  Rapporteurs:  (See http://wp.me/p1zD54-lv)
 Articles and topics I would like to hear from you on (Review postings)
* Guest speaker presentation: Professor Robert Ayres. (See bionote and background paper here)
• Sustainable development long haul: 1492 – 2020
* Sustainable Development Timeline – 1962: 2012 (Presentations and discussion) **
Term paper strategies: First steps (Can’t start too soon)
* Issues: World demographics, Zetabytes, Open Systems, Fail often/fail early, Technology, World Government, Democracy, Greed, Gini coefficients, China, Equity, Sharing economy, Gender balance and female leadership, Equity

Session 3: Friday morning. 09:00.
QUICK REPORTS: BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 * Rapporteurs: (See http://wp.me/p1zD54-lv)
Quick Report presentations: See http://wp.me/p1zD54-mI
*  Session details to follow

Session 4: Friday afternoon. 14:00.
QUICK REPORTS: WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY

* Rapporteurs: (See http://wp.me/p1zD54-lv)
* Guest speaker presentation :   Nicolas le Douarec on “Questions to your Answers” at http://wp.me/p1zD54-os
Quick report presentations: (See http://wp.me/p1zD54-mI
* Additional session details to follow

Session 5: Saturday morning. 09:00
PRESENTATIONS AND BRAINSTORMING FOR FINAL TERM PAPERS

* Rapporteurs: (See http://wp.me/p1zD54-lv)
* Presentations of final paper work plans and class discussions

Session 6: Saturday afternoon. 14:00.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

* Rapporteurs: (See http://wp.me/p1zD54-lv)
* Guest speaker presentation : Daniel Lapres on “Sustainable Development: The View from China”- http://wp.me/p1zD54-p4

* Presentations of final paper work plans and class discussions

* Final round the table

  • What have we learned?
  • How is our capacity for team work?

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ISG class 2013 - 2

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