The Transdisciplinary Leadership and Creativity for Sustainability (TLCS) program prepares students to sustain rigorous, collaborative, and original scholarly knowledge production practices. TLCS work takes place across community, organizational, ecological, and social movement settings.

Methodologies anchored in social sciences and humanities

The TLCS program is rooted in practice-based research methodologies anchored in social sciences and humanities; rigorous analysis of power, privilege and systems change; ecological and systems thinking approaches; and a solid grounding in theories and practices relating to creativity and leadership.

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Program History

The TLCS program launched in Spring 2022 as the second doctoral program within the Rubenstein School. The TLCS program builds upon the unique and highly successful low-residency and transformational leadership model of the Master of Professional Studies in Leadership for Sustainability (MLS).

Learn more about the MLS program