The course begins with a six day residential in the Lake District on 9 September 2016, led by Professor Jem Bendell, where you will be challenged and supported in a highly inter-disciplinary exploration of leadership development in a sustainability context where orthodoxies will be deconstructed so you can more clearly identify a pathway for your future as a leader of social and organisational change. You then choose from a range of residential and online modules.
The course involves experts with international reputation in the fields of sustainability and leadership, including:
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We believe that our use of experiential learning and nature as a venue and inspiration for postgraduate education towards sustainable leadership is a world first. This course is the flagship offering of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) which is fast growing to be a hub for critical sustainability leadership dialogue, research and education.
Key features of this award are:
- Delivery of modules each as week-long block residential experiences at the campus in Ambleside, the Lake District; these residential block weeks include access to fells and lakes, woodland and vistas which have inspired generations and itself challenged in the field of sustainability.
- Internationally renowned team of facilitators and guest speakersThe use of experiential learning and nature as a venue and inspiration for education
- A focus on personal, organisational and systemic change
- Provision of modules on-line to increase accessibility
- Opportunities for independent study on your particular interest in sustainable leadership.
- Core and compulsory modules
- Sustainable Leadership
- Independent Study
- Leadership Development
- Researching Leadership, Progress and Change
- Sustainable Leadership Development Dissertation
- Optional modules
- Sustainable Exchange
- Theoretical Perspectives of Outdoor and Experiential Learning
- The Reflective Practitioner
- Facilitation and Dialogue
- Leadership and Democracy
1st or 2nd class honours degree.
Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures.
More information about levels and credits.
The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) of the University of Cumbria Business School (UCBS), to which your programme of study 'belongs', aims to challenge and stretch you whilst simultaneously developing your leadership skills and ability to challenge effectively ethical, cultural and value norms. We will support, guide and encourage you through a successful learner journey that will start even before you arrive on campus and continues long after you graduate. For your award:
- Each module will require pre-reading and engagement with course materials. These will be sent to you a month before the residential block delivery week.
- The block programme will engage in peer to peer student interaction as well as lectures, seminars and workshops led by experts in their field
- Each module will require you to prepare and present materials to a wide audience that includes employers, academics, fellow students and tutors
- Experiential learning will be encouraged and challenged through engagement with the cultural history and environs of the Lake District
- Group and team work will be mandatory for some modules in order to ensure the opportunity to practice team and leaderships skills; however this will be limited to contributions on the residential blocks only
- Post block study will include engagement with blogs and wikis via the universities virtual online learning environment, ‘BlackBoard’