Module Sustainable Leadership

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Duration Part-time, Single Module
Start date Online: 23-26 November 2020 Ambleside campus: 7-10 April 2021
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On this four day intensive class, 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.

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 as climate disruption increases.

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

  • Professor Jem Bendell
  • Visiting Professor Richard Little, Impact International
  • Katie Carr, independent facilitator

In November the course is online from 11am to 5pm GMT each day, whereas in April 2021 this course will be offered in person over 4 days in the Lake District from 9am to 5pm BST. Both are led by Professor Bendell. Specify which format you prefer when applying. 

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."

Course options

Accredited module
This course is available as an accredited level 7 module, which means you'll earn academic credits at masters level. If you choose this option, you will have to complete mandatory self-led study and an assignment. Apply now

Stand alone short course
The short course option is non-credit bearing. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Apply now

Graduate destinations

This module is credit bearing, and may be used as a basis for further study at level 7 towards potential completion of a PgC, PgDip, or Masters degree qualification.