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Summer School 'Moving for Sustainable Development'

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How can we better understand the complexity of the world around us? What kind of world do we want for the future, within the limits of our Earth’s life support systems? And what can we do  as an individual (within an organization) to bring about change?

Embarking on the path of sustainable development will require a profound transformation of how we think, feel and act. To create a more sustainable world and to engage with sustainability-related issues as described in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), individuals must become sustainability change-makers. (UNESCO, 2015).  These change-makers need to have certain key competencies that allow them to engage constructively and responsibly with today’s world and allow them to collaborate, speak up and act for positive change.

This Masterclass 'Moving for Sustainable Development' aims at developing sustainable development competencies, as formulated by UNESCO, and empowers you to reflect on your own actions, taking into account your current and future (social, cultural, economic and environmental) impacts.

The Masterclass “Moving for Sustainable Development” enables you to contribute to achieving the SDGs by equipping you with the knowledge and competencies you need to engage as informed individuals in bringing about the necessary transformation in your personal live and within your organisation.

The Masterclass “Moving for Sustainable Development” inspires you and your organisation to become more effective at understanding the insights of sustainable development and encourages you to develop a plan so as to make your organisation more future-proof.

You should attend because...

you are

  • a teacher
  • a member of a teachers' supporting staff
  • an educator in formal or non-formal setting
  • a manager or leader within an educational or welfare institution
  • a policy maker
  • someone who is interested in transformation towards a more inclusive and sustainable society

You will learn...

through an interactive and appreciative approach where we encourage people to reflect upon their values and choices and to share experiences . In this masterclass, we make use of presentations, brainstorm sessions, cases, …

At the end of the training you will

  • be aware of your own values and your own changemaker competencies
  • be able to create a personal and professional vision about future development
  • further develop your own change-maker competencies
  • be aware of the strengths of your organisation
  • be able to recognise opportunities for sustainable development in and of your organisation
  • be able to connect your personal development to the development of the organisation.

Practical information

  • campus UC Leuven-Limburg (Hertogstraat) Leuven (Belgium)
  • Period 1: 16/10/2018-18/10/2018 (Dutch)
  • Period 2: 03/07/2019-05/07/2019 (English)

Request of additional periods are possible. Please contact us to agree on alternative dates.

  • cost: 325 euro (including training material, coffee break, lunch)

This training can also be offered tailor-made for your organisation.


Should you need any further information, please contact Katrien Mertens (katrien.mertens@ucll.be) or Véronique De Roeck (veronique.deroeck@ucll.be) .