Design for Climate Leadership
May 22, 2023 - Jun 27, 2023
Full course description
Start Date: May 22nd, 2023
End Date: June 26th, 2022
Course structure: 10–12 hours of content delivered across five sessions, including both synchronous and asynchronous components.
Certification: e-Certificate and Digital Badge will be provided to participants upon successful completion of course.
Key takeaways from the course:
Learners will leave with a greater understanding of how they and their organization contribute to climate change impacts, and how to enact climate leadership through integrated design of goal setting, behavior change, technology innovation, and stakeholder engagement.
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. Available at: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-cycle/
- Ayana Eilizabeth Johnson & Katherine K. Wilkinson. All that we can save. Available at: https://www.allwecansave.earth/
- Recommended. Robert Henson, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change. American Meteorological Society. Available at: https://bookstore.ametsoc.org/catalog/book/thinking-persons-guide-climate-change-2-ed.
Course Instructor: Dr. Weslynne Ashton
Weslynne Ashton is an Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology with a joint appointment at the Stuart School of Business and the Institute of Design (ID). As a sustainable systems scientist, her research, teaching, and practice are oriented around transitioning socio-ecological systems towards sustainability and equity. She examines the adoption of sustainability strategies in business, and the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in addressing social and environmental challenges, including climate change and the circular economy.