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Future Leaders Challenge!

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The SGO is working with the future’s initiative team to create a new programme for both staff and students to participate in, called, Future Leaders Challenge.

The Future Leaders programme is a project which aims to recognise and extend the personal and professional development opportunities afforded by engaging with sustainability at CCCU.

It is being launched to support CCCU’s strategic commitment to sustainability and to facilitate delivery of its Framework for Sustainability. The framework requires each school, department and faculty to demonstrate how it will contribute to its aims and actions. Central to this are sustainability leads; individuals who can co-ordinate and develop sustainability activity within a school or department.

What does it involve?

As a participant in the programme, you will:

  • Have the option to attend a facilitated residential and other related events to develop your leadership skills and characteristics for change
  • Work collaboratively as part of an inter-disciplinary team working on a sustainability issue of strategic significance to CCCU
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of sustainability to enable you to co-ordinate and develop activity within your school or department.
  • The programme runs from April to April and will be run and managed jointly by the Futures Initiative and Student Green Office. You would be expected to offer between 50-100 hours of time over the course of the year to develop and deliver activities.

Why should I participate?

  • If you are a student, time spent on the programme can also be used towards the Christ Church Extra Award, the Honeycomb Project, the Volunteering Passport and/or towards specific module requirements.
  • For staff, participation in the programme will give you some of the preparation you need to become a sustainability lead within your department, and may count towards your contribution pay.
  • This new programme offers a unique personal and professional development opportunity. At the end of the programme, you will be awarded a Future Leaders certificate, and will have developed skills, knowledge and experience within sustainability and leadership.
  • For 2015-16 the Future Leaders team will be asked to develop a programme of activity to widen and deepen engagement with sustainability using the Whole Earth exhibition as an initial focus (http://www.hardrainproject.com/index).
  • Receive ongoing mentoring and coaching via the Sustainability Office.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact us and we will send the application form to you or contact Nicola Kemp directly at: Nicola.kemp@canterbury.ac.uk.

Or for more information about Mark Edwards and his projects please contact the SGO: greenoffice@canterbury.ac.uk

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