Sustainability Leadership Program
February – August 2024
This seven-month program provides participants with the knowledge and tools to become purpose-driven business leaders and explores the different business models that companies can use to drive change. You will learn how to influence management and other key stakeholders on the competitive advantages of being a purpose-driven business, and how to integrate your values into your work so that you can help transform businesses into catalysts for change.
UNDERSTAND and analyze the business models that drive change
COMMUNICATE the competitive advantages of being a purpose-driven leader to management, leadership, and other key stakeholders
EXPLORE why collective efforts matter and how business can be a catalyst for system-level change in the face of significant global issues, such as climate change and income inequality
EXAMINE the broader environmental, political, and social landscape in which you operate, including the role of government, suppliers, and customers
ENGAGE in meaningful thought partnerships on shared problems and opportunities
DETERMINE what you can do in your career to become a purpose-driven leader
Learn how businesses can effect change, and how you can influence others using a values-driven approach.
Identify strategic opportunities and articulate the business case for sustainability to achieve corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals within your organization.
Take a values-driven approach to business and learn how you can succeed financially while also playing a role in solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
This is a program that not only elevates one's skills and level of awareness, but provides inspiration and value along the way.
This program provides a great opportunity to step away from your day to day job duties, reflect on how sustainability topics overlap with your responsibilities, and develop strategies on how to champion sustainability efforts within your organization.
Sustainability needs to assume its proper place in business and our personal thought processes and this program can help spur it.
This program has left me with a long list of initiatives that I am excited to take back to my company to get us to a new level of eco-consciousness. Both the people and the program have been truly inspiring!
This training is transformative. - Jensen Morgan, City of Fort Collins, Business Analyst
VIRTUAL CLASSES meet on Thursdays from 9:30-11am as scheduled, with THREE IN PERSON DAYS from 9am-4pm.
APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED AS THEY ARE RECEIVED. We encourage you to submit your application early during this competitive process.
ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY is confirmed within one week of application.
INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR RESUME and answers to the essay questions with your application.
LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS, teams are encouraged.
ORIENTATION WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY on Thursday, February 15th from 9:30-11am. A GRADUATION CEREMONY will be held at the end of the program.
The Sustainability Leadership Program is an opportunity to learn about various and diverse perspectives regarding sustainability, which helps broaden our minds and goals in terms of how we can make a difference either in our careers or in our personal lives. – Laura Quattrini, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
The Sustainability Leadership Program was a fascinating dive into applying the triple bottom line to inform real world solutions. The content is expertly curated, delivered by professionals in their far-ranging fields, and unifies seemingly disparate industries with the core tenet of sustainability. I came away from the program with tools that will continue to help my organization’s sustainability efforts and priceless connections to the other participants. – Cat Zummer, Training and Development Specialist, Organic India (B-corp)
This program is wonderful. If you want to learn more about sustainability for yourself or your organization, this is a holistic way to learn all the different aspects of the triple bottom line. Very informative and several takeaways from every class! – Kaitlin Swift, Program Manager, Otter Products
The Sustainability Leadership class was instrumental in helping the City pilot and improve its “Triple Bottom Line Scan” tool through a meaningful service project. We are excited about future opportunities to partner with the leadership program participants on other timely issues as well, to capitalize on their expertise and support sustainability in our community. – Jackie Kozak Thiel, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Fort Collins
This program renewed a passion in me to be a strong advocate on behalf of social and environmental sustainability movements. It can be wearing to face constant opposition to a cause that I truly believe in. Having gone through the course, I met a lot of great people, picked up some useful tools and I have been re energized in my beliefs. Thank you. – Todd Parker, Director of Development, Brinkman (B-corp)
The Sustainability Leadership Program is a very insightful program that breeds discussions on how to improve business practices and drive impactful change. -Aubrey McCormick, Vice President, Sustainable Business Consulting
RAWHIDE POWER PLANT TOUR
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE TOUR
LARIMER COUNTY LANDFILL TOUR
OUR PROGRAM PRESENTERS are selected for their proven track record as engaging, relevant, and cutting-edge Sustainability Leadership Providers from across Colorado.
COLLECTIVELY, THIS ARRAY OF THOUGHT LEADERS AND PRACTITIONERS will inspire, challenge, and prepare participants to rise to the critical leadership demands to successfully integrate sustainability into business.