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Leading Change for Sustainability is a course designed for future leaders who are passionate about creating positive social and environmental change.

Your ideas and passion for sustainability and resilience are just the first step. You need skills in leadership, creativity, systems thinking, communication and models for cultural change so that you can influence key decision-makers, build networks and make your idea a reality. You need an awareness of change processes and an understanding of ethics and human rights to lead sustainable change, locally and globally.

How do you lead cultural change towards a sustainable future for all organisational types?

How do you pursue social and environmental goals from within a multinational company or a start up?

What are the ethical and human rights implications of cultural change?

Sustainability has become a key driver in many organisations, from large foundations to social enterprises, not-for-profits working with government to provide services, and small to large businesses. This course explores how to create and implement sustainability strategies for different organisational types. We take a broad view of sustainability based on the Sustainable Development Goals, acknowledging the human, social, economic and environmental elements of positive cultural change. The course uses in-depth case studies and examines complex aspects of sustainability leadership faced by leaders from business, government and civil society. As a result of the learning strategies drawn upon throughout the course, you will complete the course with a broad understanding of sustainability leadership and you will be able to identify the keys to initiating and sustaining positive cultural change.

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Term 3



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