Institute for Leadership and Sustainability

IFLAS is emerging as a global hub of inquiry, teaching, and dialogue on enabling the transition to more fair and sustainable societies.

The challenge of social, environmental and economic sustainability requires "sustainable leadership" - ways of relating that promote change that is mutually beneficial for the person, organisation, stakeholders and world at large. The scale of the sustainability challenge means it is best characterised as a "transition" from unsustainable ways of living and working.

Our Provision

With its postgraduate degrees, short courses, research programmes,inspiring events, world-class staff and associates, and global networks, IFLAS is supporting a new generation of sustainable leaders: well-balanced professionals for a better-balanced world.

We believe that learning serves multiple purposes and should be flexible and accessible – we offer a range of options from our free MOOC on Money and Society to our Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership and our MA in Sustainable Leadership Development. There's something for everyone, from single modules without coursework for interest, to a full academic qualification that could lead to a new career.

 

Lynne Franks speaking and Jo Cofino

Sustainable Leadership

The challenge of social, environmental and economic sustainability requires "sustainable leadership" - ways of relating that promote change that is mutually beneficial for the person, organisation, stakeholders and world at large. The scale of the sustainability challenge means it is best characterised as a "transition" from unsustainable ways of living and working. 

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Our History

Part of the University of Cumbria Business School, our campus in the British Lake District was founded in 1892 as a place of experiential learning. IFLAS continues this tradition of approaching inquiry and education as adventure. The local landscape provides a venue, and the heritage a compass, for personal and collective transitions.

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