The Service Learning team at Griffith University strive to create positive social impact for our community through workshops designed to maximise academic and community engagement that is mutually beneficial to everyone involved.

As part of their Professional Development series, they recently teamed up with Dr Rob Hales from the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation, to deliver a United Nations Global Goals workshop to create positive and meaningful discussion.

Dr Rob Hales, Director Griffith Centre for Sustainable Business

People from business and community organisations, Queensland Government and Griffith academics came together to discuss how to progress Global Goals in organisations.

“Our discussion was passionate, fiery and insightful as our group brought their personal and organisational goals and limitations to the table,” said Dr Hales.

“One of the biggest challenges our industry partners face is to bridge the gap between company good intentions and their ability to embed Sustainable Development Goals.”

“The most important factor to achieve these sustainable global goals is to be collaborative”

The five qualities of leadership according to UN Global Goals is a strategy that is intentional, ambitious, consistent, collaborative and accountable.