Certificate in Regenerative Entrepreneurship
The Certificate in Regenerative Development runs parallel to the UCI master’s programs for a total of 18 months in order to immerse the students in regenerative development as it is incorporated into management for regeneration of the planet, society and the economy.
Students will initially learn about current pressing issues of global change, including the planetary boundaries approach and the safe operating space for humanity. They will explore the impacts and interdependencies between different global changes in the Anthropocene. And also the relevant international organizational structures including the UN conventions, SDGs and other global initiatives which are used as the framework for global decisions. Also, a review on current geopolitics and how shifts in power are happening in a world of growing population and scarce resources. The exponential impacts of the 4 th Industrial Revolution on human societies will also be discussed.
After this, they will dive into holistic management practice through the integration of nature, society, economy, culture, politics and spirituality in transdisciplinary site-based approaches. Students will work on how systems thinking and complexity can be included in effective project management to achieve
regeneration at all levels.
The core of this program is regenerative development – with special emphasis on how the study of living systems is rapidly changing mindsets and the measurement of economic development. Different approaches taken by the most relevant organizations currently promoting regeneration will be analyzed
and compared with the goal of co-creating regenerative solutions for immediate implementation in different parts of the world with special emphasis on the Regenerative Communities Network.
After understanding how to transition from degenerative development to green economy, sustainability and regeneration, students will dive through a series of modules into an in-depth analysis of each of the pillars of regenerative development. These thematic areas are not disciplinary and thus will necessarily
be interlinked into holistic thinking and action. Nevertheless, for practical reasons we have divided them into the six components of regenerative development.