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The Training Better Leaders (TBL) course is the "teaching and skilling" part of the Sustainability Internship Programme, annually organised by the Environmental Change Institute as part of our effort to bring environmental sustainability to a wide network of students across the University, regardless of their degree course or year.

The TBL accounts for the three pillars of sustainability - environmental, social and financial. With three full days of talks, workshops and practical work delivered by over 30 sustainability professionals coming from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, the programme allows the participants to improve their sustainability literacy and skills, equipping them with the tools they need going forward into global leadership roles.

The course is influenced by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals' report, which identifies the key competencies critical to the successful performance of professionals working in the field of sustainability. Students who attend this programme will receive a Sustainability Skills Certificate from the ECI and have the opportunity to meet sustainability professionals from various organizations. Attendance to the full programme is required in order to qualify for the certificate.

The TBL is open to students of the University of Oxford only - undergrads, graduates and DPhils.


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Apply for the Training Better Leaders course (20 – 22 April 2020)

Please complete and return the form below to apply to the Training Better Leaders Course. Places are limited to 60, and we are looking to recruit a wide range of backgrounds and interests in sustainability. Please provide any relevant details in the form below and email the completed form to: Once we receive your application we'll send you a confirmation email.

We will welcome applications until 11pm GMT on the 5th April 2020.