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Executive Master in Sustainable Leadership

    Driving Sustainable Change

    The Master in Sustainable Leadership will enable you to drive the sustainability agenda in your organization. It will equip you with the leadership skills, confidence, and mindset to understand and navigate the complexities around sustainability, as well as the tools to design, execute, and lead others in implementing sustainability solutions.

    The programme will enable you to:

    • Create an understanding of the motivation and mindset needed to lead change
    • Analyse and understand complex sustainability challenges and problem interconnectivity
    • Lead the design of sustainability solutions
    • Execute and lead others in the implementation of sustainability solutions

    This Master is a collaboration between DTU Learn for Life and Lederne.
    *Accreditation expected in 2022.

    Why DTU Executive Master in Sustainable Leadership?

    Sustainable Change is complex and full of controversies, and implementing sustainability is challenging. For this reason, the master in Sustainable Leadership aim to equip leaders with leadership skills that enable them to systematically understand and operationalize sustainability and bring about positive change.

    Our Executive Master in Sustainable Leadership is transformational. It is a big personal investment, but it is likely to be the best investment you will ever make with a deep impact not only on your professional development but also on your company’s ability to cope with their future challenges and enable transformative change.

    The new programme is a co-lab between DTU Learn for Life and Lederne (the Danish Association of Managers and Leaders).

    YOUR benefits:

    • Create an understanding of the motivation and mindset needed to lead change
    • Learn how to analyze and understand complex sustainability challenges and problem interconnectedness
    • Lead the design of sustainable solutions and learn to use tools, methods and insights from day one
    • Learn how to execute and lead others in implementation
    • Learn from our global faculty flying in from top universities and business schools from all over the world
    • Expand your horizons by teaming up with peers from diverse backgrounds, functions, industries and age groups
    • Have access to a highly valuable knowledge-sharing network through your classmates, faculty and the alumni association.

    Personalized for your career and work challenges

    We use an ‘Immersive Learning’ approach, throughout the programme. This means that all your assignments and cases are focused not only on enhancing your knowledge but also on having a direct and positive impact on your current sustainable challenges. In practical terms, this means that your Executive Master in Sustainable Leadership can, in a large part, be implemented in your daily work life from day one.

    The aim of the new programme is to deliver not only science-based high quality education, but also tangible societal impact. That is what makes the new programme innovative in its design, as it builds on two equally strong pillars: academic excellence and impact. In order to achieve this innovative goal, two internationally experienced sustainability experts in their own fields has joined forces to create an entirely new programme format: Academic Director Dr. Salla Laasonen and Director of Practice Jackie Stenson.

    Programme structure

    Our curriculum gives you a solid foundation of practical business skills and experience combined with applying knowledge in the real world. Teaching formats include case discussions, immersive team simulations, introspective exercises and feedback, real-world projects and group assignments, and study tours.

    The programme is divided into four semesters and begins at the end of August each year, first class starts in the end of August 2022.

    * We are constantly striving to improve the Executive Master in Sustainable Leadership programme and its contents, so as to offer you the newest and most relevant research, knowledge and experiences in rapidly changing markets. Please note that the programme may be subject to change, and can be updated continuously.

    Class profile

    DThe Executive Master in Sustainable Leadership is designed for leaders and future leaders who wants to be at the forefront of sustainable change.

    • Early career executives in private, public, and non-profit sectors alike, determined to solve sustainability challenges in their organisations
    • Technology driven entrepreneurs seeking to strengthen their understanding of complex problem solving and operationalizing sustainability
    • Intrapreneurs aspiring to lead sustainability transition within their organisations
    • Leaders aspiring to gain a holistic and multidisciplinary understanding of sustainability in global business

    Lifelong network within a professional community

    Working together intensively over 21 months creates safe and trusting relationships. You will be part of a network of inspiring classmates with whom you speak the same language, know well from having lived challenging times, and trust to help you with honest opinions and contacts.

    The participants will automatically be members of the Alumni Association when they start the Executive Master in Sustainable Leadership programme. The purpose of joining the association is to maintain and expand the close personal relationships established during the course of the programme. This also enlarges each participant’s professional network because it unites members of all classes through course-related activities and discussions on the association’s online platform and LinkedIn group. The alumni association offers year-round events and activities to foster lifelong learning in the areas of leadership, innovation, technology and sustainability, and connection between alumni and external experts.

    Fee and registration

    Next class starts: August, 2022.

    Fee: The total cost for Executive Master in Sustainable Leadership is DKK 190,000 excl. VAT.

    The fee includes live cases, networking events and catering and all materials.

    Do you have questions or do you wish to register for the programme? Please send an e-mail to the Programme Directors Salla Laasonen, salaa@dtu.dk or Jackie Stenson, jevst@dtu.dk

    Each module is taught by a professor from DTU or a visiting faculty member from one of the world’s leading business schools or from the industry.

    DTU Executive Master in Sustainable Leadership Faculty

    Upcoming Events

    Committing to a 21-month programme alongside your work, albeit part-time, is a big decision. In order to get acquainted with the programme, we invite you to attend our broad variety of events, including masterclasses, information meetings and webinars.

    Check back soon!

    The events programme for the new year will be announced shortly.

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    Articles, videos and more

    In this section, you can find inspiration on the subject related to Sustainable Leadership and Transformative Change. Stay tuned as the blog is updated continuously.

    Why is sustainability important?

    At the event “Sustainable Leadership – Enabling Transformative Change” we asked participant Hassan Kilde Bajwa and Jennifer Pham why sustainability is important. Here is what they said.

    Sustainability is a fundamental necessity of the planet

    Hassan Kilde Bajwa participated in the workshop “Sustainable Leadership – Enabling Transformative Change”. He believes the future calls for the corporate world to make fundamental changes from the top to the bottom.

    Why educate yourself on sustainability?

    Jennifer Pham participated in the workshop “Sustainable Leadership – Enabling Transformative Change” and believes that if you do not educate yourself on sustainability on an ongoing basis, you miss out on new developments and innovative ways.

    Upgrade your competences – educate yourself on sustainability

    Hassan Kilde Bajwa came to the event “Sustainable Leadership – Enabling Transformative Change” because he has realized that there are often some competences that are lacking; either leadership skills or an understanding to deal with sustainability – and this event merged the two.

    Challenge your understanding of sustainability

    Jennifer Pham came to the event “Sustainable Leadership – Enabling Transformative Change” to be challenged on what sustainability is and how the ways of working with it and working towards sustainability goals can be improved.

    Follow Sustainable Leadership on LinkedIn

    And stay updated on the latest trends and insights on Sustainable Leadership as well as the latest news on the Master Programme.

    In the media

    Find our recent apparitions in the Danish media.

    Sjællandske Nyheder on the new master

    DTU Learn for Life, and Lederne have co-created a new executive master’s programme in sustainable leadership. The Master in Sustainable Leadership is scheduled to be launched in August 2022.

    Sustainreport.dk on the sustainability-jungle

    Research and business development go hand in hand in a new master’s programme in Sustainable Leadership at DTU.

    Tech Management brings story of the new master

    About the new Master in Sustainable Leadership that aims to equip leaders with the competences needed to drive sustainable change.

    Sustainable Leadership in Finans.dk

    The leaders of today will play an important role in society’s path towards sustainable change. DTU Learn for Life, and Lederne have co-created a new executive master’s programme in sustainable leadership.

    Sustainable Leadership in CLEANTECHWATCH

    Leaders are missing knowledge and tools to lead with a sustainable mindset. DTU Learn for Life and Lederne aim to equip future leaders with a skillset that enable them to understand and operationalize sustainability.

    Interview in sciencereport.dk

    Interview with co-founder of the program, Karsten Uldal, COO at DTU Learn for Life and Academic Director, Salla Laasonen on the great need for sustainable approaches to leadership.





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