The programme offers two tracks:

Track 1: Online only

A 21-week programme made up of four strands (courses).

Each strand takes approximately 3-4 weeks to complete.

Learning is delivered online with weekly content releases via FutureLearn. This programme can be self-paced to fit around other commitments, however you are expected to keep pace with each Strand release in order to finish on time and with your final assignment submission.

Track 2: Online with face-to-face experiential workshops

A 21-week programme with mixed learning types to help participants develop a depth of practice and work with others to deliver a greater impact.

Participants access the same online learning as Track 1 participants and meet face-to-face in three full day facilitated workshops in Leeds.

Workshops start at 9:30 am and finish at 4pm.

Participants must hold their chosen cohort dates and have agreement with their line manager for time away and commitment to the workshops. Attendance for the full day and all workshops are mandatory to complete this programme.

 Strand  1 – A sustainability worldview: understanding the environment.

· Understand greenhouse gasses and their role in environmental change

· Understand the impact of environmental change on health outcomes

· Discover what is being done locally and nationally towards a net-zero health and care system

· Explore what actions can be taken individually and collectively to make a difference.

Strand 2 – Developing self-leadership for sustainability: designing your development.

· Define your own learning agenda to address social, environmental and health outcomes

· Develop a critically reflective practice, seeking opportunities to discover and improve the impact they have on those around them,

 Strand 3 – Engaging with systems and complexity: understanding complexity and developing systems working

· Understand systems and system complexity

· Develop leadership skills for working across boundaries to address complex challenges,

 Strand 4 – Developing collective impact: creating a shared vision, understanding systems, and making a difference

· Map and describe the landscape and elements of your system and networks of influence

· Determine key stakeholders, describing their needs and salience

· Support others to begin to lead for sustainability

· Evaluate and evidence the impact your leadership decisions are having on carbon reduction and improving health outcomes.


The track 1 assessment is based on the submission of a 5 minute video assignment.

The track 2 assessment is based on the submission of a 5 minute video assignment and attendance at 3 workshops.