A Pilot Course on Transformative Decision Making

Teaching Cross Cutting Skills for the SDGs in Higher Education


Join us to explore practice-based teaching tools with transformative potential.


Knowledge-Action Gap

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in adult education to date has mostly focused on raising awareness through imparting knowledge. After decades of ESD we know: knowledge alone rarely produces changed behaviour and new strategies are called for,  especially in the complex contexts and times we are facing.

Higher education for sustainability urgently needs to convey “people skills”, i.e. skills that empower individuals and groups to review their attitudes and behaviours in light of planetary boundaries and existing imbalances, as well as skills that enable co-creation of solutions to current challenges across sectoral, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries.


A free course

6 Dec. 14.00 – 8 Dec. 13.00

The Erasmus+ project TRACCskills – Transformative, Cross Cutting skills for the SDGs is testing a practice-oriented compendium for use in designing and delivering adult education, both formal and non-formal, to convey competences that cover in a cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral way the behavioural aspects of sustainable development.

Wise choice

Starting from the Global Goals and Inner Development Goals, we have to date identified 14 skill sets. This course focuses on one of them: Decision Making. How do we make wise choices when facing sustainability dilemmas? How to foster decision making for sustainable development at your higher education institution? Join us to reflect on these questions and explore some experience-based techniques and teaching tools with transformative potential.



You are in a position to create or influence the contents and teaching of a course or curriculum in higher education or informal adult education.

You want to inject transformative elements into your ESD work.


An Erasmus+ project by educators and experts in ESD and Transformative learning, involving



Visionautik Akademie


The Course




Tuesday, 6 December, 14.00 – 19.00 CET

Wednesday, 7 December 09.30 – 17.30 CET

Thursday, 8 December, 09.00 – 13.00 CET

After the end of the course on Thursday you are invited to stay for a tour of the Leuphana campus which will be offered directly after lunch (max. 90 minutes).

Two online follow-up sessions:

Tue. 10 and 24 January 2023, both from 10-12 CET.


Marilyn Mehlmann (Legacy17)

Elisabeth Hofmann (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, COPERNICUS Alliance)

Anne Zimmermann (University of Bern/Centre for Development and Environment, COPERNICUS Alliance)


Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

Please book your accommodation individually.



Please register by 20 November 2022. The number of participants is limited to 20 persons. Participation is free of charge. (Wed. lunch and all coffees included.) If you have difficulty with the associated costs for travel and accommodation, let us know: We will be able to offer a modest subsidy (up to 150€, depending on the number of people who apply) for those participants who do not have access to travel and accomodation funds at their institutions.


Any personal information will only be used for purposes related to the TRACCskills project. This information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any other third party, fully in accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR (European Parliament and Council of the European Union – Regulation (EU2016/679), https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/oj

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