Online course

Foundations in Sustainable Leadership

Sustainable Leadership: Good for business, people and our planet

Sustainable Leadership drives high performance by:

addressing the interests of all stakeholders, including society and the environment;

fostering employees and a supportive, trusting culture; and

  • ensuring good governance, a long-term perspective, and high ethical standards.

Who’s your teacher?

Global leadership expert, Dr Gayle Avery, takes you on a journey into 23 evidence-based leadership practices, developed together with Dr Harry Bergsteiner. Each practice demonstrably enhances the performance of your firm or team in many ways.  Well known, high performing organisations already apply Sustainable Leadership practices because they pay off, as do many nonprofits, SMEs and government departments.

After setting the scene, Dr Gayle helps you understand how to manage your team’s leadership culture and introduce the other sustainable leadership practices.

 During her 30 year tenure as a university professor, Dr Gayle developed a wealth of global teaching experience in designing and delivering executive education courses. Because of her wide-ranging consulting work with large, medium and small businesses, Gayle’s course material is founded in real-life examples.

Who should take this course?

This course is optimally suited to the needs of all managers whatever their business sector or country of operation.

“The course was very valuable. It made me stop and review my actions and I realised that we can’t continue to do what we’ve always done and expect different results. We need to think more strategically around working as one business, grow culturally and focus on continuous improvement.

I want to implement many of the strategies taught in the course. I can help my team to see the vision and feel the purpose which will in turn be communicated to all.  Applying the learnings together with the team really excites me: driving a new culture, ensuring sustainability, and adopting a long-term focus.”

Lee Hughes, Head of New Zealand at RSEA Safety

Achieve high performance using proven Sustainable Leadership practices

This course prepares you to apply Sustainable Leadership practices to achieve high performance and resilience in your own team while caring for people and the planet.

Your benefits

  1. gain deep insight into the complex issues you’re facing
  2. generate high performance using Honeybee leadership practices
  3. promote positive workplace cultures
  4. create the appropriate leadership culture in your team
  5. master special skills and tools
  6. assess how sustainable your own leadership is
  7. foster sustainable leadership practices in your team
  8. adopt sustainable Honeybee leadership instead of unsustainable Locust practices
  9. enjoy additional member privileges of our Institute during your enrollment
  10. become a Certified Practitioner in Sustainable Leadership

Course details

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6 modules including the orientation and certification quiz

supplementary materials aid understanding

case studies and activities help you apply the material to your situation

work at your own pace online

live online discussion sessions with the facilitator and other experts supplement the online learning

estimated time required: 40 hours

Course content

View details of the course learnings

Module 1. Orientation and welcome

Module 2. What is leadership? Explore the complexity of leadership as a system where leaders and followers interact in a particular context.

Module 3. Leadership culture Learn how sustainable organisations tailor their leadership culture to create positive cultures that fit their people and context.

Module 4. What is Sustainable Leadership? Create high-performing, resilient teams built around 23 evidence-based practices, each of which adds value to any business.

Module 5. Special topics Be inspired by leaders who use a higher social purpose to drive sustainable performance, including the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Module 6. Certification quiz By successfully completing this quiz, you become a Certified Practitioner in Sustainable Leadership, able to take your team to the next level.

Combine great business outcomes with sustainable practices that are good for society and the environment, as well as for investors.

Interested and need funding approval? Here’s our funding info pack.

Course fee: $1490

GST will be added for Australian residents at checkout.