RCE Munich-2012

1. General Information
Contact Name(s): 
Jiska Troppenz
Thomas Schwab
Role in the project: 
Co-ordination / Project Management
2. Project Information
1. Project title: 
2. Project Description: 
“GenE” stands for structural competencies for sustainable development (in German: Gestaltungskompetenzen für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung).
GenE offers seminars, workshops and trainings providing tools and methods to enable a sustainable design for the future. "GenE" turns concepts of sustainable development and systems thinking into key qualifications and structural competencies for their use in educational institutions, organisations, municipality, civil society as well as businesses.
3. Project Status: 
4. Key Words
Key Words: 
Education for sustainable development; Systems Thinking; Climate Change
5. Project categories
Project categories: 
Awareness building
Influencing policy processes
concepts for further vocational trainings in education for sustainble development and systems thinking
6. Expected outcomes:: 
In 2016 all relevant educational institutes in Munich will offer seminars / workshops / vocational trainings on systems thinking for a sustainable development.
7. Duration of the Project:: 
01.07.2011-31.12.2013 (possibly extended until 31.12.2014 or future)
3. Project Leadership & Vision
8. Project coordination (e.g. teams): 
Project co-ordination: Jiska Troppenz
Core-team: Michael Schneider-Koenig, Franz Hammerl-Pfister (Pedagogic Institute of the City of Munich); Joachim Schwank (Department for Health and Environment of the City of Munich); Reiner Schmidt, Thomas Schwab (BenE)
9. Leadership structure
a. Administration: 
b. Transactional: 
c. Transformational: 
4. Project results
10. Project results : 
Until now, GenE has organized and implemented several workshops, trainings and events for different stakeholder groups falling back on already trained multipliers.
11. Contribution to reforms and innovations: 
Next year we will establish first vocational trainings for executive / managers in the department of organisational and planning sector of the City of Munich and in a district youth association.
12. Unexpected / unplanned results: 
We not just train multipliers, we also train teachers who multiply their knowlege to their pupils. Next year it is the first time that also pupils multiply their knowledge to younger school children.
13.Core Partners: 
Pedagogic Institute Munich (PI München); SYSDENE, research group at PH Zurich on Systems Thinking; University of applied science (HM München); FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management University of Applied Sciences; Technische Universität München (TUM); UniCredit; Department of Health and Environment; Department of Planning and Organisational Sector; 3. Mayor;
5. Partnership and networking
14. Project Network
a. Information network: 
b. Knowledge network: 
c. Innovation network: 
6. Participation
15. Type of involvement: 
In the above mentioned core group all relevant decisions are taken. In order to anchorage our vocational training in relevant educationsl instituts in Munich, we work closely together with represenatives of these organisations; adapt vocational training to their needs.
16. Participation opportunities
a. Informational participation: 
b. Consultation participation: 
c. Decision influencing participation : 
7. Education & Learning
17. Educational activities: 
GenE IS a educational project (see detailed description above and attached)
18. Learning activities: 
"GenE" teaches a new approach of problem solving, by viewing "problems" as parts of an overall system, rather than reacting to specific part, outcomes or events and potentially contributing to further development of unintended consequences.
That's how people in Munich learn to cope with complexity / intricacy and frustration in order to change their mind sets from linear to cross-linked thinking. Participants will be able to face global challenges, take responsible decisions and shape the future.
19. Educational activities
b. Discussion: 
c. Interactive and Multidimensional "action oriented education": 
8. Research Integration
20. Research & Development (R&D): 
We work together with SYSDENE, a research group at PH Zurich. They support teachers who participated in our workshops in order to turn systems thinking approaches into their classroom. SYSDENE also evaluates their experiences with existing learning units / material.
21. Research partners: 
see 20.
Project Reports
SCP,Livelihood and Well-being
Pollicy Engagement
Sustainable Consumption and Production
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