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Collaboration and Teamwork for Sustainable Innovation

Grow your collaboration skills to build effective teams and learn different approaches to manage change.

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Develop your teamwork and collaboration skills

The more we can do to equalize the world, the better and more effective teams we will be able to assemble as we capitalise on everyone’s soft-skill superpowers to make a difference.

On this four-week course from Ubiquity University, you’ll explore soft skills related to building trust, diversity and inclusion, building teams, and collaborating. You’ll also focus on the SDGs that have a relationship with teamwork and collaboration.

Build effective and collaborative teams

You’ll start this course by reflecting on how you engage in teams, assessing what worked well and what made the team work effectively.

A concept called teaming is a way of forming teams that work best in hypercomplex environments. You’ll examine this new concept, discover the methodologies behind it, and think about how you can utilise teaming in your own context.

Explore linear and exponential change and how to manage change

To tackle both linear and exponential change, you’ll delve into change management theory, learning the basics around change contexts and change variations.

You’ll also take a look at the design thinking methodology pioneered at Stanford University. You’ll connect the design thinking process with the ideas of exponential change and an entrepreneurial mindset to assess how to start a business built around the UN SDGs.

Investigate the SDGs surrounding poverty and equality

This course will focus on the SDGs that have a close relationship with innovation and social entrepreneurship and are centred on three areas that are ripe for innovation to ensure our societies and workforces are healthy and productive.

You’ll delve into three specific SDGs, covering the relationship between food production, protection of farmworkers, and resources used to transport foods as part of this.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Teamwork and Collaboration Part 1

    • Welcome to the course

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the week, and will practice a student centering activity.

    • Trust Building

      In this activity, you will think about how you can build trust within your business and personal relationships.

    • Diversity

      In this activity you will be introduced to the diversity wheel.

    • Inclusion

      In this activity, you will think about inclusion and complete an “I Am” exercise.

    • Are You a Team Player?

      In this activity you will consider the question, are you a team player?

    • Teaming

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the concept of teaming and reflect further on if you are a good team player.

    • Collaboration Tools

      In this activity you will be introduced to collaboration tools to use in order to support your collaboration skills.

  • Week 2

    Teamwork and Collaboration Part 2

    • Welcome to Week 2

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the week and all of the topics we will cover.

    • SDG 1: No Poverty

      In this activity, you will learn about the first SDG, No Poverty.

    • SDG 10: Reduced Inequality

      In this activity, you will be examining the SDG of Reduced Inequality.

    • SDG 5: Gender Equality

      In this activity, we will consider the importance of gender equality.

  • Week 3

    Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Part 1

    • Welcome to Week 3

      In this activity you will be introduced to innovation and Social Entrepreneurship.

    • Thinking About Change Part 1

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the concept of change.

    • Thinking About Change Part 2

      In this activity, you will expand your knowledge about change.

    • Social Entrepreneurship for the SDGs

      In this activity you will be introduced to social entrepreneurship and think about problem solving in today’s market.

    • Innovation and Design Thinking

      In this activity you will learn about innovation and the design thinking process from start to finish.

    • Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

      In this final activity, you will take a test and conclude the week with a poll.

  • Week 4

    Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Part 2

    • Welcome to Week 4

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the week and practice a centering activity.

    • SDG 2: Zero Hunger

      In this activity, you will be introduced to SDG 2: Zero Hunger.

    • SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

      In this activity, you will be introduced to SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation.

    • SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

      In this activity, you will consider how responsible consumption and production is critical to innovation.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the concept of “teaming” for working in hypercomplex environments
  • Investigate the topics of poverty, reduced inequality, and gender equality
  • Interpret the difference between “linear” change and “exponential” change
  • Assess the basics of change management theory including important components around change contexts and change variations
  • Investigate the relationship between food production, protection of farm workers and resources used to transport foods

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to improve their soft skills to help in career development. It will be especially useful if you’re interested in sustainability and how to use these soft skills to improve yourself and the planet.

If you want to build on what you learn on this course, try these other courses, from the same provider:

Who developed the course?

Ubiquity University

At Ubiquity University we create the future. Providing one competency-based learning experience at a time. Develop with us the skills you need to succeed and create a positive impact in the world.

  • Established

    1996
  • Location

    Oakland, California USA
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