Executive Education

If you’re enrolled on the WBCSD Leadership Program you have an opportunity to take your next step towards a post-graduate qualification, due to a partnership between the WBCSD and Lancaster University in the UK.

Lancaster’s suite of Professional Practice programmes, specialising in Sustainable Leadership in Business, seamlessly integrate with the WBCSD Leadership Program, allowing you to further develop your knowledge and apply your skills while also gaining a recognised qualification from an internationally-respected university.

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WBCSD has partnered with Lancaster University and the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business to develop a meaningful professional practice program, providing WBCSD Leadership Program participants with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and apply their skills – all while working towards a Post Graduate qualification from Lancaster, a prestigious and internationally-respected university.

Rodney Irwin, Managing Director of Redefining Value at WBCSD and Honorary Teaching Fellow at the Pentland Centre

I see a great value for WBCSD Leadership Program participants to have the opportunity to obtain an international recognized qualification from the renowned Lancaster University. Our participants can use the learnings gained during the Program and have their experiences accredited. They can continue to enhance their knowledge on sustainable development with a relevant and meaningful online study.”

Suzanne Feinmann, WBCSD Education Manager

To be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate, participants who have had their work on the WBCSD Leadership Program accredited simply have to complete an applied project focusing on Sustainable Leadership in their own organisation. This will give you the opportunity to apply and develop your learning into practice and make a further impact. There are also the options to undertake further modules (including electives on topics such as Leading Others Through Change and Models for Planning Change and Improvement) to receive a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters degree. Work-based learning is the focus throughout, as you apply your knowledge to directly benefit your organisation.

This Professional Practice programme has been co-developed with the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University, a world-class hub for transdisciplinary research on sustainability. The Centre’s mission is to connect the best minds in science with the best minds in business in order to scale up solutions for sustainability. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), Lancaster University Management School was ranked top business school in the UK for 'research power', with 80% of our research activity judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

To find out more, visit the dedicated webpage, or email Alison Stowell (a.stowell@lancaster.ac.uk)