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Sustainability Leadership

Theme

Sustainability Leadership

Duration, format and location

Two-day residential seminar; Cambridge, UK

Fee

The course fee is £1,250. Discounts are available for multiple delegates, NGOs and self-funded individuals. 

How to apply

Submit your application or find out more about the selection criteria.

About


Catalysing collaborative partnerships can be a powerful vehicle for stimulating change on a large scale and within a relatively short time. Traditional leadership development efforts typically focus on the attitudes, skills, and knowledge needed to be successful within an organisation.  In a complex, global world it is more important than ever to expand traditional leadership frameworks, and develop the capabilities to engage in value-creating, cross-stakeholder efforts.

 

Who should attend?


Senior and mid-career professionals looking to develop the leadership skills needed to become sustainability leaders. The workshop will focus on cross-organisational leadership and will particularly benefit those collaborating outside of their own organisation; for example, across supply chains, with wider industry groups or in partnership with government or non-profit organisations.  

Download the Sustainability Leadership flyer to find out more.

 

What will I learn?


The two-day sustainability short-course will explore the concepts of sustainable leadership and the skills you need to be effective leader in an increasingly interdependent world.

Learn how sustainable leaders can enable efforts to:

  • Overcome internal silos and barriers for collaboration to fully leverage an organisation’s strengths and capabilities
  • Proactively shape an organisations external operating environment to help meet organisational objectives
  • Leverage resources from others (capital, know-how, reputation, people, etc.) such that organisational objectives are achieved
  • Simultaneously advance both your own objectives and those of internal and external collaborators through pursuit of shared goals
  • Identify high-leverage areas for your organisation where improving sustainable leadership can make a difference

 Download the flyer to find out more about the expert Faculty and contributors.

 

Interested in this sustainability short course?


Apply for the Sustainability Leadership Lab or to find out more.



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