Ways to Get Involved

There are a variety of ways to engage with UVM’s Leadership for Sustainability Concentration.  The following list provides an overview of these unique opportunities.

M.S. Concentration in Leadership for Sustainability

This low-residency Master of Science concentration offers a blend of residential and online learning experiences delivered in a two-year, 30-credit program.  Participants stay rooted in their home community while exploring leadership practices inspired by the wisdom of nature and grounded in a critical inquiry of the ideologies, assumptions, and patterns of power and privilege that underlie change-making efforts.  More information can be found here.

Ecological Economics Certificate

This 15-credit Certificate offers a problem-based, interdisciplinary curriculum focused on developing a practical framework for integrating economic and ecological systems. Participants acquire a theoretical and pragmatic basis to carry these skills into the world of practice.  This Certificate is offered by UVM’s internationally renowned Gund Institute of Ecological Economics.  More information can be found here.

Professional Fellows Program

This one-year program is directly linked to the M.S. in Leadership for Sustainability concentration but designed for professionals that do not wish to pursue a Master’s degree.  This professional development opportunity includes non-credit bearing* online and residential short courses, access to the MSLS professional network, professional affiliate mentoring, peer coaching calls, and an annual sustainability summit.  Whatever stage of your professional career you may be in, this program can provide an opportunity to deepen your capacity to catalyze change.  More information can be found here.

Take a Course

The Leadership for Sustainability Concentration offers an array of exciting courses taught by UVM faculty and professional affiliates.  Individual course offerings can be taken for professional development or transfer credit.  If you’re not sure about enrolling in a program, try out one of our courses to see if one of our programs might be a good fit in the future. Please note that up to 9 credits can be transferable to UVM’s M.S. degree, and the number of credits that can transfer outside of UVM will vary by program.  Please contact us if you are interested.