SDG Simulation Hubs: Generating Knowledge for Change

SDG awareness raising and education

Connecting SDGs and action plans across sectors

Building capacities and motivating change

The SDG Simulation Hubs are experiential and world-connected environments in which participants weave talents and creativity into far-reaching action plans for SDG implementation. They take ownership of the SDG language and become agents of change at the intersection of human-planet-system dynamics.  

Group challenges, interactive research labs and multi-party negotiations foster SDG-focused value creation and innovation, and connect people and institutions to the transformative potentials of the SDGs. 

Partners: UN, higher education sector, start-ups, corporations and NGOs.

Keywords: Empowerment, creativity, ´ideation meets reality´, mindfulness into action, synergy and strategic thinking. 

Skills development: Inclusive leadership, team management, change management, partnership building, multi-stakeholder engagement and negotiations.

Céline Artal designs and facilitates the SDG Simulation Hubs from her work experiences with the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand, and her engagements in experiential learning in higher education in Europe and North America. 

´Céline ran two informed, intelligent, fun, stimulating, interactive and successful days of negotiations. She created an energetic and enthusiastic environment. She presented new content, highlighting real-life challenges and helped our Master´s students in developing their thinking, logic and reasoning skills.´

Karen E. Makuch, Lecturer in Environmental Law, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, Great Britain

“I am convinced that Ms Céline Artal ́s SDG Simulation Hubs and approaches provide the education sector – and beyond – with the tools, methods and synergies to ultimately deliver sustainable development.”

Prof. Dr. Sarah Jastram Dr. Jürgen Chair of International Business Ethics and Sustainability, Dept. Strategy and Leadership, Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany

“My students and I at HEC Montreal thoroughly enjoyed your presentations on the Human Development Index and the work of “PNUD”. Not only were the presentations very informative and thought provoking but the delivery was very well done as well. We hope to have you again as a guest speaker in our International Affairs Program.”

 

Dr. Marìa Morfìn-Gutiérrez Maître d'enseignement en affaires internationales, HEC Montréal, Québec

“Céline is an extraordinary professional with extraordinary dedication and warm heart. Her contributions to the Women and Wealth Project have been beyond anybody’s expectations, leading to the continuous engagement of a world-class volunteer foundation and the subsequent empowerment of women living with HIV. Without doubt, Céline will be a tremendous asset to any institution seeking a highly-qualified professional who brings genuine values.”

Mr. Uji Kazuyuki HIV/AIDS Practice Team, UNDP, Regional Centre in Bangkok, Thailand

“Ms Céline Artal´s Third Sector Seminar and SDG Simulations have received the highest rating among all other lectures of our programme. She has excellent empathy for the specific needs of the students and has provided us with valuable and constructive feedback for the future development of our curriculum.”

Prof. Dr. Friederike Edel HTW University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany

Imperial College London, UK...

`I thought it was very interesting and definitely learnt a lot`

`Thank you for your excellent negotiation session, I really enjoyed the process´

`The sessions were thoroughly enjoyable and very informative`

 

HTW/Berlin School of Economics and Law...

`Ms. Artal has a really good way to teach and this is partly due to her great personality`

´Intensive and interesting simulations in a pleasant atmosphere`

`We went beyond our comfort zones, applied new paradigms and reflected on our behaviours`

LATEST NEWS

_IN THE NEWS!

 

> March 2018  -  The SDG Simulation Hubs are featured in the Learning Opportunities section of the AshokaU Newsletter!  

 

_NEW PARTNERS

 

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN

> Global Environmental Change and Policy  -  Focus on Negotiation, March 2018

 

LEUPHANA UNIVERSITY, LÜNEBURG, GERMANY

> eBiNK: SDGs, Sustainable Consumption and Contemplative Practices, November 2017

> Conference Week, 28 Feb. - 2 March 2018

> Complementary Studies Programme - April 2018 

 

_PARTNERS

 

HAMBURG SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HSBA), GERMANY

> Climate Change in the Pacific Islands - B.A., April-June 2017

> Climate change justice - Ethics and Compliance - Executive MBA, September 2017

 

BERLIN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND LAW/HTW UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, GERMANY

> The Third Sector and the SDGs - B.A., April 2016, 2017, 2018

 

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