Effective and inclusive leadership is the need of the hour for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. But are good leaders born or are they made? And what are the essential skills and strategies required when they must make tough decisions that impact global policies, people and our planet?
The SDG Academy in collaboration with Club de Madrid, has come together to offer a course on Global Leadership for the SDGs. Through a series of live sessions for 6 weeks, the course will focus on how change happens and is sustained at the highest level within governments and organizations. It will deep dive into the questions of designing and implementing an ambitious agenda under different domestic and external policy constraints. It will look at the goal-setting process, particularly, why and how did countries come together to adopt global development goals, such as the MDGs and the SDGs. Finally, it will address the inter-temporal trade offs involved in short term goals vs. long term objectives.
The course will be led by former heads of state and global leaders in business and civil society. These individuals bring unique perspectives on the leadership necessary to create national and global movements towards sustainable development, including combating climate change, promoting and preserving human rights, and ensuring prosperity for all. Learners will have the opportunity to hear from a faculty of diverse leaders who bring critical reflections on how change can be made possible.
Join Prof. Jeffrey Sachs as he as interviews inspiring world leaders about how they make tough decisions in a complex world.
By the end of the course, learners will gain first-hand insights on:
- The Importance of Goal-setting and the SDGs
- Overcoming Divisions in Society and the SDGs
- Inclusive and Moral Leadership
- Geopolitical Leadership and Multilateralism
- Leadership in the Corporate Sector