Sustainability Leadership Programme

Latest news
Following a very successful EAUC Executive Leadership programme in January, we hope to be running another cohort later on this year.  We have listened carefully to feedback from alumni of our previous programmes and this has been reflected in new content and design. 

If you are interested in joining us for the next lab later on in 2019, please get in touch at  

We will be hosting a session to hear from past delegates and discuss some of the learning from the new programme focussing on ‘The Business Case’ at Members' Day on the 18th June, the day before the Influence! Conference starts.

Find out more and book here

Activity Background
A transformational leadership and personal development programme to develop expertise and confidence as a strategic sustainability leader involved in co-creating thriving, sustainable communities through your work in universities/colleges and wider societal contributions.

Co-Chairs:  Professor Wendy M. Purcell, Harvard University and Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser, Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Who Should Attend?

The programme focuses on leaders, future leaders and change agents to support the sustainable development of their own organisation in a way that also contributes to delivery against the sustainable development goals.  The focus is on personal and professional development to support strategic leadership in higher/further education settings.

This program is for senior to mid-level leaders of sustainability from a university or further education college. Sustainability leadership teams from institutions can also elect to attend together. This event is invitation only and places are limited.
This programme is for you if any of the following apply:
  • You are working towards developing a more strategic focus for sustainability in your institution (or wish to do so);
  • You are seeking means to further sustainability in your institution by engaging with core academic and/or operational drivers;
  • Your role requires you to work cross-institutionally, including with academics, professional services staff and/or students.

About the Programme

The programme is designed to:
  • Help participants develop expertise and confidence as strategic leaders in a university/college setting;
  • Empower participants to close the gap from ‘knowing to doing’ and promote sustainability for institutional value creation;
  • Support participants contribution to the co-creation of thriving, sustainable communities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally;
  • Offer additional coaching support by arrangement to help participants identify professional/work-related challenges and progress them. 
Delivered by EAUC