Leading Sustainability Transformation

Everyone sees sustainability differently…

How do you create a common vision and inspire staff in your business to be agents of change?

How do you set up the right teams of people with the attributes necessary to navigate the transition to a Sustainable economy?

Presented in collaboration with LifeLab, this intensive 1-day course gives insight and direction into the leadership competencies that will help you effect transformational change and make sustainability a reality in your work.

Learn how seeing things differently can be the difference!


“We cannot solve problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein

Why do the course?

“The more that is known about the influences of consciousness, behaviour, culture, and systems on sustainable development, the more effectively programs can be designed and implemented.”

Barrett Brown, Integral Sustainability

Have you ever encountered any of these responses from people in your organisation?

“It is not my responsibility to separate waste. That’s someone else’s job and I don’t have time.”

“The company pays us peanuts so we use extra electricity and water at work to make up for the little money we get.”

“I think sustainability is a great idea but we don’t have time to follow it through, because we have to render service to our clients – remember that if our clients are not happy then we do not have jobs.”

Why do many managers and staff resist change? How do you best get the message of change for sustainability across to them? How can you shift their thinking without turning them further away?

What can you expect?

This 1-day course is facilitated as an appreciative-enquiry style workshop. This means we focus more on “what works” rather than “what doesn’t work”. We allow you to explore the process and test your understanding of the material with real world examples.

The course provides you with the Positive Psychology and mind-shifting “thinking strategy” you will need to drive behaviour change in your organisation and turn sustainability challenges into opportunities. 

This workshop will present you with tools to:

  • interpret – identify the different views of sustainability your staff in your organisation may have
  • inspire – engage thinking and create a common understanding and vision for sustainability
  • involve – develop your ability to communicate sustainability and lead the transition
  • implement – build your sustainability team and map the steps of your sustainability strategy

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

George Bernard Shaw

What is the course content?

The course content, presented using experiential learning methods and local case study examples, includes:

1. Interpreting Sustainability
  • Constructivism & Systems Thinking
  • Dealing with Accelerated Change
  • Transformational Economies
2. Inspiring Organisational Change
  • Integral Perspectives
  • Building Resilience
  • Change as Learning
3. Involving & Leading Sustainability Change
  • Multiple Contexts
  • Positive Communication
  • Action-Based Learning
4. Implementing Sustainability Strategies
  • Applying System Conditions
  • Mapping & Orienteering
  • Key Steps to Follow

Who should attend?

While the course is aimed at leaders, managers, and consultants who work with and direct teams within organisations, the tools provided are very useful for anyone wanting greater understanding of behaviour change psychology for sustainability.