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Sustainable Leadership Development MA

Course Description

Want to get started as a leader in sustainability? Then you need a course that offers world-class tutors and outstanding learning facilities to help you get the best start. Our tradition of experiential learning in and from nature will help you explore and develop your own leadership for sustainability, as well as design and deliver leadership development experiences for others.

We offer a series of week-long visits to our Ambleside campus, located in the heart of the Lake District, providing an outstanding location to enhance your studies further. You'll engage in discussions with peers striving to be better leaders, and benefit from remarkable guest lecturers who will share their expertise with you. Our highly-flexible course will fit around your working life, allowing you to study at your own pace towards becoming a first rate sustainability leader!

Course outline

You'll begin with a six day residential in the Lake District, where 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. From there you will choose a range of online and residential modules, which include access to fells, lakes and woodlands.

We believe that our use of experiential learning and nature as a venue and inspiration towards sustainable leadership is a world first. This course is the flagship offering of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) which is fast growing to be a hub for critical sustainability leadership dialogue, research and education.

Our internationally renowned team of facilitators and guest speakers offer a wealth of knowledge and experience, which will help you focus on personal, organisational and systemic change. Members of our team include:
-Professor Jem Bendell
-Dr David F. Murphy
-Richard Little (from Impact International)
-Dr Kate Rawles (from Impact International)
-Sue Cox
-Leander Bindewald

Award requirements

-Each module will require pre-reading and engagement with course materials. These will be sent to you a month before the residential block delivery week.
-The block programme will engage in peer to peer student interaction as well as lectures, seminars and workshops led by experts in their field.
-Each module will require you to prepare and present materials to a wide audience that includes employers, academics, fellow students and tutors.
-Experiential learning will be encouraged and challenged through engagement with the cultural history and environs of the Lake District.
-Group and team work will be mandatory for some modules in order to ensure the opportunity to practice team and leaderships skills, however this will be limited to contributions on the residential blocks only.
-Post block study will include engagement with blogs and wikis via the university's virtual online learning environment, 'BlackBoard'.

Visit the Sustainable Leadership Development MA page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) of the University of Cumbria Business School (UCBS), to which your programme of study 'belongs', aims to challenge and stretch you whilst simultaneously developing your leadership skills and ability to effectively challenge ethical, cultural and value norms. We will support, guide and encourage you through a successful learner journey that will start even before you arrive on campus and continues long after you graduate. See course description for this award's requirements.

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