Calling all future sustainability LEAD-ers

Posted on by melanie

The not-for-profit organisation, LEAD, has opened applications for its Europe-based Fellowship programme 2012/13, for students and young professionals who are potential future sustainability leaders.

LEAD was founded in 1991 as an initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the oldest and largest private charitable organisations in the world, as a direct response to the publication of Gro Harlem Bruntland’s seminal report in 1987 (the Brundtland Commission).

The new programme combines the best of virtual learning with face-to-face leadership challenges and team projects. The themes for 2012/13 will include: sustainable urban community issues in London; regional strategies in Romania; food and population in Portugal; the shale gas industry in Bulgaria.

The programme comprises 22 intensive days of learning:

  • 78 hours of e-learning personal study, from a wide range of facilitated and self-study learning courses;
  • A diverse range of leadership and sustainability challenges hosted by LEAD Fellows across Europe;
  • A pan-European session where participants will meet and share learning with LEAD Europe participants representing different countries and sectors.

People from all sectors are attracted to the programme, and this cross-sector collaboration is one of the key benefits for aspiring graduates with an eye on sustainability careers.

There are now more than 2,400 LEAD Fellows worldwide, including Martha Delgardo, Minister for the Environment, Mexico City, Goldman Environmental Prize winners Yuyun Ismawati and Olga Speranskaya, and Ashden Award winner Tri Mumpuni.

Fancy joining their ranks? The LEAD Europe Programme 2012/13 is now inviting applications. For more information visit, email or telephone +442079388700. Closing date: 25 June 2012.

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