The program is designed over 3 weeks with elements of self-guided learning and conversations in local hubs, as well as co-creative sessions with the global community.
Every week, we shift the focus on another action domain: from being to knowing to doing. This will help us to reflect on the different leadership competencies from different angles.
The first week focuses on “being”, linking to the competencies identified in CARL (see program methodology). It aims to prepare the participants by exploring the self, leading to deep dialogues regarding their perceptions of the necessary attitudes for responsible leadership & sustainability. In this way, participants, divided in local hubs, will have the opportunity to gather around personal stories shared in the interviews on responsible leadership & sustainability attitudes and to reflect and dialogue about these topics.
The focus activities in this week are meetings in your local hubs, taking the CARL assessment, and possibly participating in the opening ceremony, the facilitation webinar, a NexGenLead Café and a session to connect to other participants (see events section).
The second week is focused on the Knowing, which consists in questioning our belief systems, particularly on sustainability and responsible leadership. In this way, participants, divided in local hubs, will have the opportunity to gather around stories shared in the interviews of how professionals are applying responsible leadership competencies on their sustainability work, and to reflect and dialogue about these topics.
The focus activities in this week are meetings in your local hubs, the NexGenLead Café and a Fishbowl Discussion on Sustainability Leadership in Action.
TAKE OWNERSHIP OF YOUR EDUCATION
Does your university prepare you to become a responsible leader? What needs to be done so universities can integrate these learnings in their courses? How can we achieve an education that fosters the competencies needed to lead responsibly towards sustainability?
After the Being and the Knowing, the third week leads you to Doing! This week aims to make you practice the competencies explored during the two first two weeks, while reflecting on if your university prepares you to be a Responsible Leader and what can be done to take ownership of your education, integrating these learning into your courses. Through inspirational stories, workshops, case studies, role-plays simulations and other diverse activities, you will reflect on how to shape your education and practice Responsible Leadership towards sustainability.
In week 3, you again meet with your local hub, next to the opportunity of joining a NGL café, the OOUPS space, a closing ceremony and a zoom party.
In general, a time commitment of 4 h/week is recommended. However, the program can be adaptable to your availability. A rule of thumb: the more you engage, the more you will get out of the program.