Online Education Course (OEC) - University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

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Online Education Course
Course at a glance

Course at a glance

The Online Education Course (OEC) of Tourism for Sustainble Development (Tou4SD) is a so-called massive open online-course. Participation is exclusively online and independent, i.e. without extensive supervision and support by the organisers. The aim of the OEC is to enlarge the impact of Tou4SD by expanding the initiative’s reach.

Thanks to its low fee and online accessibility, the OEC will make available the knowledge created and conveyed in the Distinguished Education Course to a much wider audience, including executives from countries and organisations with little purchasing power.

The aim is to implement the first OEC pilot in 2022/23.

  • Degree

    Certificate of participation
  • Place of study

    Online
  • Teaching language

    English
  • Director of Studies

    Gertschen Alex More about Gertschen Alex
Target group

Target group

The executive education programme Tourism for Sustainable Development is aimed at decision-makers from industrialised, newly industrialising and developing countries who shape tourism in the public and private sector (enterprises, associations, think tanks). Participants are aware that a sustainable transformation of tourism as a sector and business is necessary, and they want to learn how to approach and overcome this challenge.

Value proposition for public sector executives

You learn how to promote development through sustainble tourism.

  1. You develop a systemic understanding of sustainable development and of its strategic implications for your institution. A special focus is on the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  2. You learn methods and receive tools to develop or improve public strategies, structures, and processes for sustainable and competitive tourism.
  3. You learn methods and receive tools to preserve or create the necessary resources for sustainable and competitive tourism.

Value proposition for private sector executives

You learn how to make sustainability a success factor for your tourism business.

  1. You develop a systemic understanding of sustainable development and of its strategic implications for your business. A special focus is on the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  2. You learn methods and receive tools to develop or improve strategies, structures, and processes for sustainable and competitive tourism business.
  3. You learn methods and receive tools to preserve or create the necessary resources for sustainable and competitive business.

The diversity of participants is one of the course's goals and strengths. Sustainable development requires a change of perspective and partnerships between actors from different countries, regions, and sectors (government, business, and civil society). The course helps them develop new ways of thinking and cooperating.

Advice

Advice

Do you have any questions about the executive education programme Tourism for Sustainable Development in general, or the Online Education Course in particular? We will be happy to help you!

University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons
Comercialstrasse 22
7000 Chur
Switzerland

Phone +41 81 286 24 45
E-mail tou4sd@fhgr.ch

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