Sustainability Leadership Programmes

EAUC Leadership Lab 2024

Apply to join us at Cambridge University in 2024, when we gather, to explore contemporary insights and practices in leadership and change management. This transformational personal and professional development leadership laboratory offers a co-development space where you can build your expertise and confidence as a sustainability leader. Your work in higher education or a related sector will involve collaborative efforts to advance the pursuit of sustainability through purpose-driven leadership.

Chair: Professor Wendy M. Purcell PhD FRSA, Senior Faculty at Rutgers University, Academic Research Scholar, Harvard University and Visiting Professor, University College London, University President Emerita and Emeritus Professor

The course focuses on leaders, and change agents and seeks to support them in their efforts to advance sustainability within and through their own institution that also contributes to delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.  The focus is on personal and professional development to support strategic efforts and team-based execution, emphasizing the critical role of higher education working in partnership to help create a world that leaves no one behind. 

The 2024 Leadership Lab will give delegates the opportunity to work directly with peers to explore complex transformation challenges and create pathways for change that lead to actionable solutions. Case studies from sector leaders will focus on what works and change hacks.  Through delegate trios and pods, participants will support one another to be successful in change project they are personally engaged in that seek to promote sustainability within their institution.  Alongside new insights on leadership theory and practice,  the lab will include reflections from practice with guests speakers sharing their experience. Delegates will benefit from dedicated time to discuss, review and make use of the expertise and curated learning resources offered. This is an immersive in-person event that makes best use of the beautiful environment of Westminster College. 

Members:  £1,400
Non-Members:  £3,000
Course fees include accommodation, all catering, course materials and an excellent opportunity.

As part of the EAUC's continuing drive to support and increase the diversity of thought leadership in the sector, we have some funding for delegates from underrepresented groups. Those wishing to apply for a place under this funding should include this in their application.

If you would like to apply please send your application which should include a short bio, what you hope to gain from attending and what you will bring to the cohort.  Please email your application to

EAUC Emerging Leaders Programme
This newly refreshed programme delivered online will help equip and revitalise early career sustainability professionals with the essential skills and knowledge they need to deliver change in their organisations. The course is appropriate for any sustainability professional whatever sector or organisation they are working in. You will gain skills, competence and knowledge about:
  • yourself, your team and organisation, and the wider context
  • develop collaborative and collegiate ways of working
  • leadership skills to lead in times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity
  • future thinking systems and horizon scanning – focusing on challenges and opportunities post-pandemic and COP26 and beyond

Whilst the programme has been developed by the Further and Higher Education sector, the skills delegates gain from attending it are transferable; therefore, we welcome delegates from the wider public sector and corporates. 

For more information, please click here. To express an interest in attending, please email us here.
EAUC Leadership Academy
Launched in 2020 this Community of Practice is for change agents in the higher and further education sectors who are working to accelerate sustainable development through the teaching/learning, research/innovation and campus/community/service work of their institution.
 Bringing together leaders within the sector with other experts and thought leaders, Academy members will be able to join Leadership Masterclass Webinars and facilitated Online Discussion Forums on topical emerging trends.  Each member of the Academy will also be able to access personal Online Coaching/Mentoring sessions.
This Leadership lab includes:
4 Strategic Leadership Sessions, covering some of the key learnings from the Leadership Lab materials
4 Leadership Workshop Sessions
2 one to one virtual coaching / mentoring sessions
2 peer to peer group mentoring / coaching sessions
For more information on this year's programme, please see here.  To register your interest in joining the Academy please contact us.
Delivered by EAUC