The development of the critical spirit and the sense of ethics: these workshops lead the students to adopt a critical and ethical posture in the setting of concrete situations, whether on the basis of their personal experience or even real cases encountered in the world of business.
Presentation of the workshops :
Reflecting on energy issues from a sustainable development perspective(ENER)
Teacher-Pilot : Maud Bay
Note : no prerequisites
The objective of the workshop is to immerse students in the world of young companies active in the field of energy. Alongside the energy giants, the entrepreneurial spirit has allowed the creation of several thriving companies in the Liege region.
The workshop aims to give a global view of the field of energy and to see though entrepreneurs's eyes, the opportunities to create new services for new markets.
In order to achieve a pragmatic understanding of the field, students will be placed in a position of particular consumer, project finance participant, corporate consumer, energy provider and contract management company.
Leading and empowering your company(GROO)
Language : french
Pilot-teachers: Caroline Bini, Pauline Remouchamps, Laurent Staner
Description: The workshop is built around Homo Responsabilis Cocoa, a simulation game based on 3 interacting teams playing the role of companies active on the international chocolate market, 2 of which are located in Côte d'Ivoire and 1 in Belgium.
These companies have to source their cocoa from local suppliers, produce couverture chocolate, enter into trade agreements with customers, sell or buy chocolate with a view to profitability (to meet their fixed costs and repay a bank loan).
They are subject to various constraints (market, legislation, social pressure, etc.) and face different economic, social and environmental hazards. Besides the agents encountered in the game, "hazard" cards will reveal other "stakeholders", such as NGOs, foreign competitors, small and large local producers, cooperatives, European chocolate makers, consumers concerned about the working conditions of cocoa producers, auditors, certification bodies, cocoa stock prices, etc.
Method: The workshop is based on the principles of active pedagogy, or "Learning by doing". After each participant has created and managed, with his team, an entrepreneurial project related to the production and processing of chocolate in a world dependent on economic, environmental and social hazards, we will examine and analyse participants' behaviours manifested during the simulation as well as their effects. Main issues addressed :
- Corporate social responsibility
- Corporate environmental responsibility
- International trade
- Raw material prices and their impacts
Learning about development cooperation(INCO)
Language : french
Teacher-pilot : Alexis Hakizumukama
Note : no prerequisites
- To understand development cooperation
- To identify the main lines of Belgian cooperation – to clarify the notion of policy coherence
- To understand the role of key partners involved in the development project (embassy of the country of origin, beneficiary government, etc.)
- To identify the interest and possibilities of activist involvement in non-profit sector projects
- The case of an NGO: Lawyers Without Borders
Understanding alternative currencies and their roles in society(MOAL)
Teacher-pilot: Nicolas Franka
The workshop aims to awaken students to the issues related to the currency and to better understand the different forms of alternative currencies: complementary local currency, cryptocurrency, money-time, inter-company currency, private and many others.
The students discover as a team the monetary mechanisms through various board games.
Learning is based on real documents related to current social issues: inequality, production, consumption, environment, governance, all in a "problem-based learning" framework that will allow students to exchange and to formulate answers collectively by discovering the subject through exchange and interaction.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of the different properties of currencies through a short presentation of an alternative currency to the choice or ... of their own invention.