Certificate Sustainable Leadership

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Location Ambleside
Duration Part-time, Single Module
Start date September 2017
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Through our tradition of experiential learning in and from nature, you will explore your approach to leadership for sustainability, in a highly flexible programme that involves a week-long visit to our campus in the heart of the famously beautiful Lake District.

Discussions with peers striving to be sustainable leaders, triggered by remarkable guest lecturers and facilitated by world-class tutors will help you explore the future of your vocation as a sustainable leader.

In a six day residential in the Lake District, starting 9 September, you will be challenged and supported in a highly inter-disciplinary exploration of both sustainability and leadership where orthodoxies will be deconstructed so you can more clearly identify a pathway for your future as a leader of social and organisational change.

The course involves experts with international reputation in the fields of sustainability and leadership, including:

  • Professor Jem Bendell
  • Dr David F. Murphy
  • Richard Little (from Impact International)
  • Dr Kate Rawles
  • Sue Cox
  • Leander Bindewald

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. The programme is offered by the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) which is fast growing to be a hub for critical sustainability leadership dialogue, research and education.

The first cohort included executive students from Forum for the Future, Earthwatch, Impact International and the Centre for Leadership Performance. Feedback includes:

This first module has been the most powerful formal education experience of my life. The range of experts, both internal and external, brought a truly inter-disciplinary approach to exploring the challenges of leadership and sustainability. We have been challenged to take action, through imaginative practical assignments that go beyond the usual reading, analysis and regurgitation of academic texts.

This course has facilitated a great personal transformation in me. Thank you!

Exceptional opportunity to engage with and question the debate around leadership and sustainability as instruments for and concepts affecting social change. Prepare to question and be questioned using a wide range of learning methods and environments. Excellent balance of attention to content with process.

Challenging, fascinating course that will shake your perspective of sustainability and your role as a leader.

Guaranteed accommodation

Apply to any Undergraduate course before 30 September 2017 and we can offer you a guaranteed place in University of Cumbria owned or partnered accommodation.

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