Professional Course

Leading Sustainability: High Impact Leadership

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8 weeks
8 weeks
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Course description

Leading Sustainability: High Impact Leadership

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from University of Cambridge

In a contemporary business landscape marked by technological disruption and rapid change, industry leaders play an increasingly important role in shaping an environment that ensures continued growth.

The Leading Sustainability: High Impact Leadership online short course provides you with the skills to lead with influence in any business setting, while giving you the opportunity to investigate different leadership styles, frameworks, and best practices. Explore new perspectives and strategies as you discover the value of high impact leadership in individual, team, and organisational contexts. Develop key competencies, equip yourself with the tools to unite teams over a common objective, and find your own purpose as a leader.

This online course is guided by industry experts and faculty from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), who have many years of experience in supporting business leaders from around the world to bring about change in their organisations.

Who should attend?

Is this course for you?

This online course is designed to improve the leadership skills of anyone, in any setting, who is looking to learn how best to unite teams and engage stakeholders. Those who aspire to leadership will benefit from building greater self-confidence in their ability to lead. They’ll analyse their own leadership style and explore ways to gain visibility as effective leaders in preparation for the next step in their career. Established leaders will have the opportunity to refine their leadership style, and learn how to boost team performance through team alignment, influence, and unity.

Training content

Learn to apply new leadership strategies for business impact as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course:

Module 1

High impact leadership and its importance

Module 2

Exploring the context for leadership and related challenges

Module 3

What does high impact leadership look like?

Module 4

The future we want, the leadership we need

Module 5

High impact leadership capabilities

Module 6

Communicating for influence

Module 7

Developing the mindset and skills for innovation

Module 8

Rewiring your leadership to achieve your goal

Course delivery details


  • 8 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 8-10 hours per week,Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

  • Learn effective leadership and earn an official certificate of completion from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
  • Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.
  • Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • An understanding of the values, thinking, and practices needed for high impact leadership.
  • The ability to effectively communicate, influence, and engage with stakeholders to drive change.
  • Your own ambitious leadership action plan to grow your capabilities and apply high impact leadership in any context.
  • Access to the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) alumni network, consisting of over 900 senior leaders and leading practitioners who represent business, the public sector, and civil society in every industry, on every continent.
  • Unlimited access to 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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