Sustainability education and professional development programs for managers in Australian universities

Lorne Butt, Elizabeth More, Gayle C. Avery

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Abstract

One of the key responsibilities of universities is that of setting the sustainability example for all organisations. However, universities have generally been comparatively unsuccessful in implementing sustainability programs, with poor management practices often cited as a fundamental cause. One of the underlying problems may be the failure of universities to comprehensively incorporate sustainability education into their professional development programs for both administrative and academic managers. This paper examines the incorporation of sustainability education into professional development programs for managers in a number of universities in Sydney, Australia and, using brief examples, explores the question of whether embedding sustainability education into professional development programs for managers may enhance implementation of sustainability initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd ANZAM Conference 2009
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
EditorsNicholas Beaumont
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)1863081577
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAustralia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (23rd : 2009) - Melbourne
Duration: 1 Dec 20094 Dec 2009

Conference

ConferenceAustralia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (23rd : 2009)
CityMelbourne
Period1/12/094/12/09

Keywords

  • sustainability
  • professional development / training

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    Butt, L., More, E., & Avery, G. C. (2009). Sustainability education and professional development programs for managers in Australian universities. In N. Beaumont (Ed.), 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009: proceedings (pp. 1-20). Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.