Sustainability Leadership Certificate
The SLC is training a new kind of leader: A strategist who sees challenges within a broad systems perspective; An innovator who can imagine, plan and take action to develop a more sustainable world; A facilitator that inspires and enables others to do good work.
The Sustainability Leadership Certificate has been created through a partnership between RBC, College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University, and COLAB. The program supports aspiring leaders to develop their confidence in working with complexity through personal leadership, storytelling, skills for collaboration, and community action projects.
Participants learn how to lead change for environmental, economic, and social sustainability:
Practical skills, tools and confidence to lead and inspire change
Practice participatory facilitation, group leadership, prototyping, and systems thinking
Turn ideas into action by designing and implementing hands-on projects that meet real needs
Build a network of collaborators, personal supports, and leaders in sustainability
Bridge theory and practice for social, environmental & economic sustainability
MODULE 1 // october // GROUNDED & READY FOR ACTION:
Explore your personal relationship to leadership in the context of sustainability, systems thinking, and a global perspective. Begin to hone your own leadership skills and self awareness.
Module 1 Assignment: Personal Storytelling Project
4+ interviews with Sustainability Leaders
Creative project to summarize learning
MODULE 2 // january // DESIGNING FOR ACTION:
Learn powerful tools for collaboration and change that can be effectively used by leaders to plan and lead in a complex world.
Module 2 Assignment: Team Action Projects
Plan and implement a Community Action Project
Learn about the context that your challenge exists within
Reflect on your actions with your team using After Action Review
Present learnings at a Pecha Kucha style presentation night
Pecha kucha // presentation night
Teams collectively present their learnings, insights, and challenges.
MODULE 3 // march // LEADERSHIP IN ACTION:
Reflection on your ability to exercise agency in the real world with assured direction and confidence to be a leader of sustainability. What personal and group skills to lead change will you take with you as you exit the program?