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Leadership for Sustainability (2016)

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The LS course aims to educate and develop leaders with the ability to understand sustainability and sustainability leadership, align business, government and civil society actions with sustainability principles, make informed choices of organizational and leadership models and strategies to realize sustainability and relate emotional intelligence with effective sustainability leadership. The course covers Sustainable Development Goals, basic concepts of leadership, trends and insights on leadership, organizational psychology and leadership and business leadership and sustainability. It will also offer tailored exercises to enable participants to learn negotiation skills through experience and practice.

Course Outline (2 credits)

22 February

23 February

24 February    

25 February

26 February

29 February

1 March

2 March

3 March

  • Final Presentations and Closing Ceremony

Srikantha Herath

Dr. Srikantha Herath engages in research and education in water security, climate change and natural disaster risk reduction. His postgraduate teaching and research currently focuses on global change impacts on environmental processes, especially related to atmospheric process with applications in urban hydrology, flood forecasting, damage estimation, sediment transport and water cycle change assessment using physically based distributed hydrological modelling aided by Remote Sensing and GIS.

Wouter T. Lincklaen Arriëns

Mr. Lincklaen Arriëns works with aspiring leaders in Asia who want to expand beyond self-imposed limitations. His coachees include mid-career and senior specialists, and executives. He also helps young professionals and youth leaders.

Surendra Shrestha

Surendra Shrestha has assisted the SDG since its inception in the Rio+20 process. He has also served as Director in UNEP HQ with Strategic Planning and Resource Mobilization. Before taking up the assignment in Nairobi, Surendra served as the Regional Representative for UNEP in Asia and the Pacific region. He is specialized on environment sustainability and environment dimension of sustainable development.

Janette Lindesay

Dr. Janette Lindesay is a Deputy Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute. She holds an Honours degree in geography, a Postgraduate Teaching Diploma and a Doctorate in statistical and dynamical climatology from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg). Her principal research interests are in climatic variability, climate change impacts and vulnerability; her current research focuses on low-frequency fluctuations in Australian rainfall in the context of the El Niño Southern Oscillation and other large-scale climate system influences.

Jimena Leiva Roesch

Ms. Jimena Leiva Roesch is the Second Committee delegate for the Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations in New York. She works towards advancing the global sustainable development agenda. She has co-led various proposals that have gained international support such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). She served as a facilitator for the negotiations on the Rio+20 outcome document and has represented the voice of the developing world in the climate change negotiations.

Ye Min Wu

Ye-Min Wu is an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore. She joined the Ministry in 2005 after graduating from Johns Hopkins University. From 2009-2012, she served at the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations in New York. While at the Mission, she was involved in negotiations pertaining to sustainable development and climate change at the United Nations.

Oliver F. Williams C.S.C.

Oliver Williams, C.S.C. specializes in the areas of business ethics, corporate governance, and Catholic social teaching. Williams is the editor or author of 15 books as well as numerous articles on business ethics in journals. He is the Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. A former Naval Officer, Williams earned his doctorate from Vanderbilt University and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Notre Dame. He is a Catholic priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Serafin L. Ngohayon

Dr. Ngohayon obtained his MS and PhD in Psychology in Hiroshima University, Japan in 2002. Currently, he is a University Professor and President of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) in Lamut, Ifugao, Philippines. A dynamic and prolific leader of Philippine Higher Education, he led the transformation of the Ifugao State College of Agriculture and Forestry (ISCAF) into the IFSU in 2009 after seven years since assuming the presidency in 2003.