Marking 20 years with a brand new LEAD Europe Fellowship Programme
“The recent Ashden Award winner, Tri Mumpuni, is just one of the many LEAD Fellows making a very significant difference. And, in order to empower many more leaders over the next 20 years, we are now reinventing LEAD for the future.”
"Tomorrow’s sustainability leaders will need to manage ever growing complexity and do it in ways that amplify our collective voices," said Gillian Martin Mehers, Director of Learning, LEAD International.
"This leadership for sustainable development is no longer necessarily from the top, now it’s from the side, from within, from behind, from everywhere, and LEAD’s goal is to provide a flexible learning environment for these entrepreneurial leaders and learners, that gives them a path to strengthen their skills wherever they are leading.”
LEAD is the world’s largest international non-profit organisation focused on leadership and sustainable development. LEAD equips outstanding leaders from around the world with skills for sustainable decision making through their world class Fellowship Programme.
The LEAD Europe Fellowship Programme is one of 12 Member Programmes bringing learning in leadership for sustainable development around the world in Anglophone West Africa, Brazil, Canada, China, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, Francophone West Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan and Southern & Eastern Africa.
The LEAD Europe Fellowship Programme 2012/13: 22 intensive days of learning:
· Leadership challenges:Choose from a diverse range of leadership and sustainability challenges hosted by LEAD Fellows across Europe.
· Pan European Session:Meet and share your learning with LEAD Europe participants representing different countries and sectors.
· Team projects: Collaborate with peers on a leadership project with impact.
· E-Learning: 78 hours of study in your own time. Choose from our wide range of facilitated and self-study learning courses.
Building on 20 years delivering world-class sustainability leadership training, LEAD is launching a brand new Europe Fellowship Programme for 2012/13. Combining the best of virtual learning with face-to-face leadership challenges and team projects, the new Programme gives learners greater choice and control of their learning experience.
“We want to inspire a whole new generation of leaders to find creative solutions to sustainability challenges,” said Edward Kellow, Head of Learning and Leadership at LEAD International. “The new LEAD Europe Fellowship Programme is designed with maximum flexibility to develop the skills and knowledge of Europe’s emerging leaders.”
Working in a team to solve real leadership and sustainability problems is what makes the LEAD Programme unique, memorable and inspiring. In 2012/13 you could join a team exploring leadership challenges around urban communities in London, food and population in Portugal or shale gas in Bulgaria.
LEAD Europe is one of the most dynamic, engaging and innovative leadership and sustainability programmes in Europe.
“Through collaboration with other members of the LEAD Programme,” explains Lead Europe Fellow, Arcadie Capcelea, “I learned that it is possible to find new solutions for sustainability problems, with ideas from those involved in different fields.” People from all sectors are attracted to LEAD, and it is cross-sector collaboration which makes the Programme so powerful both during the international sessions and afterwards when graduates join the Fellows network.
As LEAD Europe Fellow, Marina Wagner puts it, “The most important aspect of the LEAD Programme is forming a network of people from all over the world with common interests, who can exchange information and cooperate on environmental issues.”
With over 2,400 LEAD Fellows worldwide there is a wealth of expertise available. Amongst the many notable Fellows are Martha Delgado, Secretary for the Environment, Mexico City, Goldman Environmental Prize winners Yuyun Ismawati and Olga Speranskaya, and Ashden Award winner Tri Mumpuni.