Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Course validation : 10% a quiz focusing on the ﬁrst sessions' key messages ; 20% several team works, usually based around comparative analysis of documents ; 40% a project based on a real-life situation for which the team will build the project deﬁnition and hold a stakeholder project presentation meeting ; 30% one formal exam (2 hours) held during the last session, describing different situation and asking the student to provide a recommendation as to the way forward. Workload : Orientation of the course : a mixture of theoretical and practical. Objective of the course : in addition to the course's general objective (cf. Course description), there will be a strong focus on “real-life” situations and how / when to use speciﬁc tools, in order to help the future managers to have a minimum of practical experience and be in a position to be efﬁcient as well as responsible in their position from day one. Pedagogical method : After an initial assessment of the students' level of understanding regarding Project Management and Sustainable Development matters, the course will alternate between theoretical and tangible elements, the later being used to ensure practical understanding of the former. Teaching tools and methods will include quiz, role play, case studies and speciﬁc tools used during training sessions (e.g. elevator pitch, brown paper and post-its techniques, etc.). Case studies will be derived from real-live situations experienced during the teacher's 20 years as consultant in France, Great-Britain and Canada. As much as possible, students will be asked to work in pairs or teams, thus helping create dynamic sessions and allowing for knowledge level adjustments. Course Description : Most jobs today require strong project management skills, especially those involving managerial responsibilities. Simultaneously, the number of projects tackling Sustainability issues is slowly but regularly increasing. The objectives of this course are thus two-fold : bring to the next generation of managers a sound understanding of basic project management tools and methods ; 1598
present the practical means by which to apply Sustainability principles to project management. To do so, we will start with the deﬁnition of the “Sustainable Development” and “Project management” concepts, which will include the review of Sustainability approaches / models and Project Management tools such as SMART objectives, task planning or reporting templates. Sustainable Development elements will relate to organizations (big corporation and SMEs alike) as well as communities such as cities or national parks (*). The second part of the course will tackle key projects stages (preparation, kick-off, management, reporting), their related tools and methods and how they apply to Sustainability speciﬁcs, for example stakeholders engagement or situation assessment. During the ﬁnal part of the course, we will look in detail at some particular projects (ex : the implementation of sustainability indicators or the deﬁnition of sustainable procurement processes) whilst working on a project planning exercise, thus reinforcing the practical understanding of the tools studied. (*) We will not cover such speciﬁc issues as humanitarian projects or fund-raising activities, for which the teacher believes he possesses neither the experience nor the tools and methods. Required reading : European Commission Project Cycle Management guidelines (available on Europeaid website) ; Muhammad Yunus, Building Social Business : The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs.
PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS : HISTORY, LAW, METHODS AND CURRENT CONTROVERSIES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Aryeh NEIER (President of Open Society Foundations), Deniz TEKAYAK (Etudiante Doctorante). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : A paper of about 5,000 words in length and participation in classroom discussion. Workload : Extensive reading as well as p