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Connect the dots between timeless leadership practices and how to transform an organization to a sustainable enterprise. The “Leadership Skills for Change Agents“ course prepares sustainability professionals at any level in the organizational hierarchy, and external consultants / advisors, to design business models for success in the 21st century. It helps sustainability professionals apply timeless leadership practices to ensure successful sustainability initiatives.  At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use a proven seven-step sustainability change process to lead the integration of sustainability into an organization’s culture.
  • Build an effective, relevant, comprehensive business case to earn the necessary support from senior management for sustainability initiatives.
  • Apply seven effective change leadership practices during the sustainability change process, capitalize on seven change paradoxes, and avoid seven potential derailers of their initiatives.
  • Help the company assess and report on its progress toward aspirational, science-based environmental and social goals of a truly sustainable enterprise.

Your online course experience, from pre-work to deliverable completion, is November 5 through 26.  The course is delivered online via the Internet so you participate from your computer for both the live weekly webinars and for the 24/7 online 'classroom' experience. You will receive a free (gifted from Bob) downloadable e-book copy of The Sustainability Champion's Guidebook which is used as a text for the course, as well as the free, open source Sustainability ROI Workbook.

Bob Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and has given over a thousand presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences. His six books, two DVDs, business case worksheets, and extensive Sustainability Champions’ Slide Decks service provide capacity-building resources for sustainability champions.

He previously worked 34 years with IBM Canada, “retiring” in 2000. He serves on the board of the Future-Fit Foundation and the B Corp Standards Advisory Council. He was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) Hall of Fame in 2011, received Clean50 awards in 2015 and 2017, and earned “Best for the World - Overall” awards for certified B Corps in 2013, 2014 1and 2017. He is an ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional and has a PhD in sustainability from the University of Toronto.

Bob's mission is to ensure his three children and three grandchildren’s quality of life is at least as good as he has enjoyed. More information about Bob and his resources for sustainability champions can be found at


This course meets four times in November with access to online materials beginning November 5. Live online sessions are held on Mondays, November 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018 at 4:00pm Pacific Time for 60 to 90 minutes. All live sessions will be recorded. Not in Pacific Time? Check your time zone here.


  • ISSP Member: $40
  • ISSP Partner: $60*
  • Non-Member: $70

Successful completion of all course requirements will earn a passing grade and an individualized Certificate of Completion, along with 2 Continuing Education Units for ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP credential holders.

*Registrants who are not ISSP members but hold current memberships in the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC), Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE); Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS); Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating (STAR) Communities; the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN); or the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) may register using the ISSP Partner rate. You must use your institutional email address when registering in order to receive the discount.

November 5, 2018 4:00 PM   through   November 26, 2018 5:00 PM
General $ 70.00
Partner $ 60.00
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