Schedule and Work Plan

Schedule :

Pre-Seminar: 1 June – 2 July 2014  (Grade credit: 10%)
Location: http://sustain.ecoplan.org

Master Class: 3-5 July .  (Grade credit: 50%)
Location: ISG, 8, rue de Lota 75116 Paris
Map:

Final paper: (Grade credit: 40%)
Due on or before 19 July 2014.

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, 8, rue de Lota 75116 Paris. (See map.)

The seminar is organized in six four-hour sessions: from 09:00 to 13:00, and from 14:00 to 18:00. You will find the main topics of each session indicated in the following.  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.

Attendance and punctuality are imperative.  See the Student Handbook  for details – http://wp.me/P1zD54-5x

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.

Work Plan

Session 1: Thursday morning, 5 July. 09:00.
KNOW OURSELVES

• Tour de table: Who am I? Why am I here?? And what do I want from this course (Profiles)
• Introduction: (a) Sustainable development; (b) Economy; (c) Democracy.
* What is a Master Class on SDED? Why? Where? And to what end?
WorkPad /review: How it works: Line by line presentation/review of course materials, assignments, approach
•  Class Assignments:  Review.
• Rapporteur Assignments/Tasks
: (See http://goo.gl/kl261r) **
Pre-seminar organization: Report and class commentary
Class photographer(s)
Selected short videos:  http://wp.me/p1zD54-yS
Term paper strategies: Introduction, role, topics, schedule, process, first steps (Can’t start too soon)
* Issues/topics: http://wp.me/p1zD54-z0
Quick Reports/review: Discussion and selection of subjects for book/article reviews (Plus reporting procedures). See http://wp.me/p1zD54-mI
Our Ecological footprints – Personal & Country. Calculate and discuss
Running out of . . .
Work Plan finalization for sessions 2 – 6.  Presentation and discussion
Language, Truth and Logic A quick word on those machine translations in your language. Your POV?
• Note: It is possible 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

 Rapporteur report #1 (Alessandro Tomasino reports on highlights of previous session – )
* Articles and topics I would like to hear from you on (Review postings)
* Sustainable development long haul: 1492 – 2020
* Sustainable Development Timeline – 1962: 2012 (Presentations and discussion)

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

 Rapporteur report (Salima Belaid)
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

* Rapporteur report (Elene Dundua)
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

* Rapporteur report  (Mischelle Pejo)
* Presentations of final paper work plans and class discussions

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

* Rapporteurs: (Emmanuel Antonini) See http://wp.me/p1zD54-lv)
* Presentations of final paper work plans and class discussions 
* Discuss and critique Pre-Seminar
* Discuss and critique WorkPad
* Final round the table

  • What have we learned?
  • What about our capacity for team work?
  • Your recommendations for ISG 2015 seminar

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ISG Class of 2013

ISG class 2013 - 2

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