Monday 2 December 2013

Become a sustainable leadership scholar with a funded place for the Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership

The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) is accepting applications for the new Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership; aimed at experienced professionals seeking an academic context to explore how to increase their impact. 

The course begins in 2014, and requires two visits to the Lake District, UK, of one week each, and then a module of independent study.  

Through sponsorship by the Robert Kennedy College, there are scholarships for two students to have their £3,333 fees paid. The scholarships are made through a competitive award and are only open to UK or EU nationals only. 

The scholarship provides the opportunity to study in the heart
of the Lake District National Park during two residential weeks.
To apply, complete the following steps before January 30th 2014:

- Write an article of between 700-1200 words that is published on a relevant online website (either through a publisher, an internationally recognised newspaper or a relevant organisation, but not behind a paywall). The article must be on one or more of the topics of the programme: sustainable leadership, experiential learning, the sharing economy or community currency. The article must mention at some point why courses like the PGC in Sustainable Leadership, or its modules (such as the module “Sustainable Exchange”) are important, and link to the course website: The article must be published between December 9th 2013 and January 30th 2014.  The article must indicate that you are the author.

- Tweet the article title and web-link, including the following text within the tweet: See #IFLAS course

-  Consider uploading the article as part of a discussion on the IFLAS Sustainable Leaders Linked In group (accessible via the menu icon at

- Send an email with your CV, a link to the article, and less than 200 words explaining why you want to take the course and why you need your fees to be paid. Email  (do not contact individual judges).

Applicants will be informed of the decision before March 1st 2014. 

Before applying, look at the programme description. Other courses may be more relevant to you, such as our suite of MBAs offered with the Robert Kennedy College, including the largest specialist sustainability MBA, delivered online, with a block residential in the Lake District. 

The Judges
  • Leander Bindewald, New Economics Foundation
  • Richard Little, Impact International
  • Philippa Chapman, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability
  • David Connor, 3BL Media and Just Means
  • Professor David Costa, Robert Kennedy College
  • Dr Audrey Sleight, University of Cumbria
  • Professor Jem Bendell, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability
Please note that individual judges cannot vote for someone they work with, live with or are related to. 

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