Sustainability Leadership Program

Online brochure
Start- and course dates
September 19, 2024
Utrecht Campus
March 5, 2025
Utrecht Campus
September 17, 2025
Utrecht Campus
6 days
€ 7000 (exempt from VAT)

Participant profile Sustainability Leadership Program

The positive sustainable impact of organizations is becoming more and more important. But how do you realize that? You want to understand the additional change processes and the right way to innovate. The Sustainability Leadership Program is the only program in the area of sustainability in the Netherlands that focuses on both the strategic and tactical level and the Senior Manager. The knowledge and skills you acquire during the program will enable you to shape new sustainable corporate strategies and business models in a targeted way. You will learn how to implement responsible leadership and initiate new forms of collaboration so that you can increase your organization’s added value for society.

The Sustainability Leadership Program is a collaboration between TIAS and MVO Nederland, the largest business network in the field of sustainability.

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs.

Participant profile

Participants in the Sustainability Leadership Program are Senior Managers from the business community and the non-profit sector who are responsible for strategy, operations, finance, innovation and/or marketing and public relations. They already have extensive experience in leading organizations and business units. They are currently tasked with developing sustainability within the organization and find that innovating towards new sustainable business models can be a challenge.

Our participants include:

  • Sustainability Managers
  • Business Unit Directors
  • Business Development Managers
  • Directors

Admission requirements

We strive for participant groups full of talent, experience and potential. We therefore impose admission requirements. This allows us to guarantee the highest quality education for you.

We expect:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in a relevant role.
  • Ability to work and think at the higher professional or university level.

Embed sustainable goals with responsible leadership

The Sustainability Leadership Program will help your organization create a new sustainable strategy. You will gain an insight into the required change processes and how to innovate towards sustainable business models. Reflection on your own organization’s practices is a common theme throughout the program, with the theory providing concrete tools that you can use. The program will also strengthen your leadership skills, enabling you to initiate and oversee the desired change within your organization.

What does the Sustainability Leadership Program offer for you?

  • You will improve both your hard skills and your soft skills: from strategy and innovation to responsible leadership and collaboration.
  • You will be able to develop promising sustainable business models for your organization.
  • You will be able to set concrete goals and KPIs as part of your organization’s sustainability strategy.
  • You will be able to promote the importance of and maintain sustainability within your organization.
  • You will learn which steps your organization can take to instantly increase positive sustainable impact.

Program contents Sustainability Leadership Program

The Sustainability Leadership Program provides both academic frameworks and a peer learning environment that will enable you to expand your vision through discussions and assignments. Reflection on your own organization’s practices is a common theme throughout the program. You will closely collaborate with other participants, automatically broadening your network. By the end of the program, you will be well equipped to launch your organization’s transformation towards sustainability. You will be familiar with the latest sustainable leadership theories and know what action is required within your organization.

The five-day program includes two peer supervision/coaching sessions.

Day 1: Strategy and sustainability

Learn about the social significance of organizations and how to integrate social and economic values into your corporate strategy.

Day 2: Innovation for sustainability

Discover various types of new business models and explore which ones align with your sustainable ambitions.

Day 3: Business transformation towards sustainability

Learn how to get people on board and measure the impact of a sustainable strategy with supportive reporting systems.

Day 4: Responsible Leadership

A sustainable organization requires a different leadership style. Explore your own motivations and leadership style and learn how to implement a radical sustainable vision.

Day 5: Transition management and sustainability

Become familiar with theoretical transition management models and learn which interventions you can use within your organization in order to accelerate innovation.

Day 6: Crucial communication

Effective communication is a crucial factor for a transition to a sustainable corporate strategy. Learn how to inspire and connect people even when there is friction or significant divergence.

Dates and locations Sustainability Leadership Program

The Sustainability Leadership Program will start on several dates:

NameLocationStart date
Sustainability Leadership ProgramUtrecht CampusSeptember 19, 2024
Sustainability Leadership ProgramUtrecht CampusMarch 5, 2025
Sustainability Leadership ProgramUtrecht CampusSeptember 17, 2025

Costs Sustainability Leadership Program

The cost of the Sustainability Leadership Program is € 7000 (exempt from VAT). 

This price includes:

  • Catering packages (lunch, coffee or tea and soft drinks) during lecture periods
  • Enrollment, registration and administration costs
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Mandatory reading material, textbooks and learning resources

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Faculty Sustainability Leadership Program

Academic Director

Menno Maas
Adjunct Professor


Frans Pannekoek
Adjunct Professor
Margot Schumacher
Adjunct Professor
Filip Caeldries
Full Professor

Start your application

Following your enrollment, the Sustainability Leadership Program Adviser will reach out to you for an initial introduction and to schedule an intake meeting with the Academic Director. The purpose of this intake is to discuss your development ambitions and the match with the learning objectives of the program. Upon a positive recommendation from the Academic Director after the intake, you will receive the official study agreement and can finalize your enrollment.
Sophie Baars
Sophie Baars
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 86 01

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