Certificate Course "Sustainability Manager Culture, Education, and Media"

Are you a cultural creator with a passion for the topic of sustainable and responsible organizational culture? Have you already initiated individual projects and want to make progress, or are you still at the very beginning? Are you a freelancer in the fields of culture, education, or media – and do you want to expand your portfolio with knowledge of building robust sustainability strategies?

Contents of the advanced training

The academy is based on two pillars: knowledge transfer and the development of a concrete sustainability concept as group work.

Block 1: Knowledge transfer

First, we take a look at the challenges posed due to planetary boundaries, in order to focus on the line of argumentation concerning the “why”. Then, we learn where sustainability policy and law are grounded in a global context, and which ministries and associations are responsible. Which areas are already regulated, who is already committed to sustainability management – and where?

Why is this relevant? Because this can serve as a basis to predict what political requirements cultural institutions might soon be facing and what funding opportunities there might be. Further, we learn what risks are associated with conventional economic activity and what chances may arise from focusing on sustainability. Together, we develop potential for cultural institutions, societies, NGOs, associations and (freelance) sustainability consultants, in order to accelerate the transformation.

Then, we practice the necessary steps towards a strategic sustainability management – in an interactive, dialogue-based, and methodological manner. The core focus is on establishing sustainability management, sustainability strategy, and sustainability reporting – to enable cultural institutions to work towards a socio-ecological transformation. Here, the focus lies on the methods and tools to get started in a goal- and solution-oriented manner, without detours.

Block 2: Implementation and professionalization

The course content will be applied directly: As of the third module, you and your working group will draw up a real use case, based on specific questions. You will compile a sustainability concept, try out concrete measures, and test your argumentative competence. The use cases will either be brought along by the participants or provided by the institute – and the concepts will also serve as a basis for the final exam. In an extra session after the halfway point of the course, supervisors will help to sharpen the concepts and to get you prepared for the exam.

Goals of the Akademie für Zukunftskultur:

  • Passion for a sustainable, responsible organizational culture
  • Action knowledge and methods for implementation
  • Competence regarding the establishment of sustainability strategies
  • Networking, exchange, staying in touch
  • In-depth knowledge of your individual sustainability ecosystem

What is included?

  • An intensive and interactive remote advanced training, including your own project and a final exam
  • Supervision
  • Coaching (2 x 30 min.)
  • Certificate “Sustainability Manager Culture, Education, and Media”
  • Acceptance into the “Kollektiv für Zukunftskultur” as a place of exchange and mutual support

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