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Project information

Supporting Sustainable LEADers

This project will equip outstanding leaders from around the world with skills for sustainable decision making as well as offering them a lifelong support network of their peers as a resource to help them address sustainability challenges at local, regional and global levels.

January 2011 - October 2011

Charity information: LEAD International

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  • Need


    The challenges of sustainable development are huge – poverty is deepening, populations are growing, natural resources are diminishing and the international community has failed to tackle climate change effectively.


    LEAD believes that people are the key to change and that complex sustainable development challenges can only be tackled by investing in leadership.

    Our principal activity is training designed to equip a new generation with the skills, knowledge and support network to steer humanity onto a sustainable path. Since 1991 we have worked with 2200 leaders from over 90 countries.

    This project will support leaders who would not otherwise be able to join the programme due to lack of funding.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To equip 200 new leaders with the skills and knowledge for sustainable decision making.


    » National training module on leadership principles and practice, personal awareness and national sustainability challenges.
    » Regional training module on strategies on sustainable development, action led projects, advocacy and influencing and regional integration dynamics.
    » International training on cross cultural communication, ethical decision making, systems thinking, stakeholder engagement and reflective practice

    What success will look like

    Success will be recruiting 200 outstanding leaders from around the world and having them graduate from our tried and tested leadership and sustainability programm

    Aim 2

    Support 200 new leaders in their activities by providing them with access over 2200 of their peers.


    » Registration and introduction to the network using an online community and social media tools.
    » Space to support new initiatives and ideas through feedback, mentoring and access to key contacts.

    What success will look like

    Success will be integrating the new leaders into our existing network and successfully matching up ideas and interests to foster new national, regional and global initiatives.

  • Impact


    The project will start to address challenges of sustainable development at local, regional and global levels by equipping people that are in a position to make a difference with the skills, knowledge and connections to do so.

    We will demonstrate the success of this project by monitoring action led projects initiated by participants involving the network and from regular annual feedback from the participants themselves on changes they are making in their work and communities.


    There is a risk that we may not be able to achieve a good balance of participants (from across sectors and regions). We have addressed this by setting clear targets and milestones for achieving this.

    There is also a risk that not all participants would be able to attend an international training event due to travel costs and time restraints. We have addressed this by creating virtual participation tools as well as engaging potential funders to cover travel costs.


    Funders of this project will receive a monthly email report on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 Participant cost Cost of putting one participant through our programme
  • Background


    LEAD works globally through 12 member programmes covering the following regions:

    1) Anglophone West Africa
    2) Brazil
    3) Canada
    4) China
    5) Commonwealth of Independent States
    6) Europe
    7) Francophone Africa
    8) India
    9) Indonesia
    10) Mexico
    11) Pakistan
    12) Southern and Eastern Africa

    For more information please visit: http://www.lead.org/page/10


    This project will directly benefit leaders from around the world working at all levels to effect real change by tackling key sustainability challenges. The organisations and communities they work in will also benefit from this.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the world's largest international not-for-profit organisation focused on leadership and sustainable development and we have 20 years of experience of delivering training on and supporting sustainable development projects.

    We have a network of 2200 fellows globally as well as 12 member programmes around the world.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Edward Kellow

    Edward has over ten years experience of managing learning and development programmes and activities in Africa, Asia Europe, and Latin America.

    Trine Petersen

    Trine has over 10 years experience of managing online communities, e-learning, web based projects and working with a wide variety of partners globally

LEAD Fellows at the international session 2010

LEAD Fellows at the international session 2010


will pay for lifelong support for one LEADer.

"Nothing is more needed than the kind of leaders which LEAD produces"

Maurice Strong, Former Senior Advisory to UN Secretary General