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Sustainability: The Role of the Manager

Course overview

This course is for managers/leaders who are new to sustainability, or have little applied experience of embedding sustainability in practice and feel they would benefit most from gaining a good understanding of sustainability and it’s strategic importance at the University of Leeds.  Participants on this course will:

  • develop a solid understanding of sustainability in the University context and what it means for their management and leadership roles;
  • learn about how to support their teams and colleagues in embedding sustainability
  • explore examples of sustainability in practice across different departments
  • Identify opportunities and barriers
  • develop an action plan for working collaboratively in their own areas.

The course is delivered in two parts:

Part one: online self-learning

This covers the fundamentals of sustainability and how it is applied at the University of Leeds and is delivered through guided online self-learning. Part 1 must be completed before attending part 2 and will be sent to participants 2 weeks before attending part 2.

Part two: facilitated session

This is a 2.5 hour facilitated session delivered online with the focus being on what your role as a manager is within sustainability, discussing challenges and opportunities and offering a chance for collaboration.

The following dates are for the facilitation session which makes up the second part of this training.

  • 14 November 2024, 1.30pm - 4pm
  • 24 February 2025, 1.30pm - 4pm
  • 20 June 2025, 9.30am - 12noon
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More information about sustainability at Leeds

Find out more about sustainability at Leeds, including our Sustainability Strategy