Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program fills. To apply, see the application section below.
- Scandinavian countries have demonstrated the strongest and most balanced macro economic, environmental, and societal performances in the world.
- Scandinavian corporations are disproportionately well represented in the major sustainability and CSR performance indicators.
- Scandinavian scholars have made significant contributions to the concepts of sustainability, CSR, and stakeholder theories. The Copenhagen Business School is ranked as one of the Top 10 research universities in the world for Sustainability and CSR by the Aspen Institute Beyond Grey Pinstripes.
- The "Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage" offers a model for shifting strategic mind-sets toward the cooperative strategic posture necessary for creating shared value.
What will I gain from the program?
- Access to world-leading Scandinavian corporations and practitioners to discuss progressive sustainability and CSR strategies.
- Exposure to contemporary research on sustainability in a Scandinavian context.
- Awareness of sustainability and CSR practices in Scandinavia through visits with companies, governments, NGOs, and academics.
- Insight into Scandinavian culture through city tours and cultural excursions.
- Professionals interested in or engaged in sustainability and CSR efforts who wish to draw best practices from the leading region in the world.
- Higher education faculty from U.S. institutions—especially if you seek to internationalize your curricula and deepen your exposure to current sustainability and CSR practices.
- Government and non-governmental organization (NGO) professionals who wish to collaborate with industry and academia to address pressing environmental and social issues.
- Copenhagen, Denmark and Gothenburg, Sweden
- June 9 - 20, 2013
- These dates do not include travel time to and from the U.S. and assume arrival in Copenhagen by 2:00 p.m. on June 9 and departure from Gothenburg anytime on June 20. For your planning purposes, train travel between Gothenburg and Copenhagen is feasible and takes approximately 4 hours.
Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark. Arrival at group hotel, orientation and welcome dinner.
Day 2-3 - Conference on sustainability in a Scandinavia context at the Scandinavian Centre for Corporate Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School.
Day 4-6 - Business visits. Visits in 2012 included Carlsberg, IKEA, Maersk, Novozymes, Scandic Hotels, University of Gothenburg, and Volvo. Cultural stop at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Day 7-8 - Copenhagen city tour and free time.
Day 9 - Business visit. Travel by train to Gothenburg, Sweden.
Day 10 - Business visits.
Day 11 - Business visit, program debrief, closing dinner.
Day 12 - Program ends.
- Program fee is $4,000 USD per participant.
- Fee includes hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy), ground transportation, breakfast, select lunches and dinners, site visits, registration to a conference on sustainability at the Scandinavian Centre for Corporate Sustainability, city tours of Copenhagen and Gothenburg, and CISI International Travel Health and Security Insurance. Participants are responsible for international airfare, most lunches and dinners, incidentals, and any passport and visa fees.
- Single room requests will be accommodated based on availability. The cost to upgrade to a single room for the entire program is $1550 (11 nights). The cost to upgrade to a single room in Copenhagen only is $1225 (8 nights).
- We are not able to accommodate travel companions or spouses.
- Space is limited to a maximum of 20 people.
- Space is limited to a maximum of 20 people.
- Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program fills.
- You will be notified of your status as soon as possible after the application is received, and will have two weeks after notification of acceptance to confirm participation and submit a $500 deposit.
- All fellowships have been awarded for 2013.
Before you apply
- Prepare a 200-250 word statement describing your interest in PDIB Scandinavia and how it might contribute to your teaching, research, or work within your company.
- Have an abbreviated CV or Resume (PDF, DOC, DOCX) ready to upload to the online application form.
- When you're ready, complete the online application. The application must be completed in one session.
Contact CIBER at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-9225.
How to cancel
- Cancellation from 2013 PDIB Scandinavia must be done in writing via email or mail. Official notification needs to provide the reasons for cancellation from the program and notification must be provided by the participant, not a designated Power of Attorney. Cancellation is effective from the date the official notification is received by the University of Minnesota CIBER.
- Questions and cancellation notification should be sent to: Abby Pinto, email@example.com
- Participants may not defer placement to a future PDIB program.
Refund of program fee
- The $500 program fee deposit is non-refundable.
- Cancel on or before April 24, 2013: refund of 100% of program fee less the $500 deposit.
- Cancel on or after April 25, 2013: no refund due to contractual obligations with our logistics provider in Scandinavia.
- Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
- If the U.S. Department of State issues a travel warning advising U.S. citizens not to travel to a particular country or, if in a country, to leave, CIBER will suspend the program if it has not already started.
The University of Minnesota CIBER reserves the right to cancel this program for insufficient enrollment or safety reasons. If our office cancels the program, deposits and program fees will be refunded in full.
The information contained in this Cancellation Policy supersedes any verbal or other written information that anyone may receive regarding this policy. This policy only pertains to the PDIB Scandinavia program.
- Visas are not required for U.S. citizens entering Sweden or Denmark and staying less than 90 days.
- Participants are responsible for obtaining their own passport and visa (if applicable).
- For questions about whether you need a visa to enter Sweden or Denmark, please visit the Embassy of Sweden and the Embassy of Denmark.
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