MA in Leadership for Sustainability
The MA in Leadership for Sustainability (MAL4S) is not recruiting for October 2012.
Instead, please consider taking the MA in Management Learning and Leadership (MAMLL) which offers similar leadership development and learning opportunities, and both incorporates and allows participants to pursue many of the key MAL4S themes.
We also offer, in collaboration with Business in the Community, a ten-month Leading on Sustainability Programme.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your interests, and to be put on a mailing list about future leadership for sustainability activities.
You might also like to consider joining our virtual ‘Leadership for Sustainability Learning Network’ (LSLN) which is available to anyone interested in taking leadership for sustainability and hosts a number of discussions and resources on this theme.
More information on the LSLN and how to join is available on the Leadership for Sustainability Learning Network website.
Are you trying to make a difference to society? To take leadership for change in a complex world where environmental, financial and other pressures make us increasingly aware of the finite nature of resources – and the challenges involved in managing those resources wisely and sustainably?
The part-time MA in Leadership for Sustainability at Lancaster provides the impetus and support you may need to translate that commitment into action – in your professional, personal or community life. And if you are already working in a role that focuses on corporate responsibility or sustainability, the programme will help to enhance your effectiveness in leading change.
How the programme works
Led by the Department of Management Learning and Leadership and involving researchers from a range of disciplines, this two-year executive programme is highly participative in its approach. It is structured around a series of workshops – six residential and two online – in which you will explore and debate key theories and practices relating to leadership and sustainability. It also involves continuous engagement in an online learning network.
“The course has made an impact on me, in how I think and deal with things. And it’s had a ripple effect on the people I work with, in a positive way.”
To support the work done in the workshop sessions, and enable learning to continue outside of these, all participants belong to learning groups and communicate with one another and with tutors via a virtual learning environment.
This combination of learning methods is similar to that used on the Department’s sister programme, the well-established part-time MA in Management Learning and Leadership where it has proved highly successful in building lively learning communities.
Who is it for?
The programme is designed for people from many different types of organisations, united by a desire to exchange perspectives with others and bring about change within some area of their organisation or community. Typically participants will be mid-career professionals who already have substantial experience of managing and leading in various contexts, though the programme can also prove beneficial to those who are at an earlier stage in their careers and wishing to move into corporate responsibility or sustainability roles.
To find out more about some of those currently on the programme, see our Participant Profiles.
What the MA will help you to do:
- Explore theories and practices relating to leadership and change for sustainability
- Engage in intellectual debate on core issues and dilemmas
- Understand more about systemic thinking and issues of power, politics and diversity applied to change for sustainability
- Develop your research skills
- Experiment with ways of taking action on leadership for sustainability, both on the programme and in your work and professional life
- Be part of a supportive learning community of experienced colleagues