The programme will be offered in English part-time (20%) over a period of 12 months. A majority of the programme modules will be organised online, but all participants will also come together for two real-life meetings, one of them in Sweden. During the 4-day-long introduction to the programme you will have the opportunity to meet the programme creators, scholars from relevant fields in line with the submitted cases, and of course the group of participants. The second in-person meeting will be at a suitable location somewhere outside Sweden. Monthly digital meetings will be held online for continuous work towards change.
10 teams of two applicants will be accepted to the program.
When does the programme start?
The programme starts in September 2023 and the first in-person meeting is planned to take place in Sweden in October 2023.
Leadership for Transformative Change, including travel costs and accommodation, will be offered free of charge. All cost are covered by the Swedish Government.
Who are we looking for?
The idea behind Leadership for Transformative Change is to create a durable platform for continuous work within sustainability. Your ambition should be to be a leader and a guide for long lasting change in cooperation with your “change team”. Teamwork is crucial and working in groups should motivate and inspire you!
You are encouraged to apply if you are an executive or mid-level manager within an organisation with a vision for a better world. We ask you to apply in pairs as we believe in the strength of collaboration and the power inherent in a group with shared goals. We welcome applicants from a wide range of sectors and fields, from the designated countries (see list below). Remember to have your case or outline for a case ready when you start the application process. Your case, or project, should be above an individual level and aim for societal and structural change.
Both applicants in a pair have to meet the same requirements, meaning you should both be in a leading position in your, or a partnering organisation. You should both be working with the same ”change project”, and you have to submit one common application!
You need to be prepared to invest approximately 20% of your time for a period of 12 months including the two real-life meetings, virtual meetings and the continuous work you need to put in between the scheduled gatherings.
How to apply?
You are required to apply in pairs of two. The application form includes personal details for both applicants.
We will not take incomplete applications into consideration!
The application process is divided into two steps. In the initial step (the application form) both members in a pair must submit general information in the same form, along with a short proposal introducing the project you want to focus on during the programme.
After the deadline for submitting the form, there will be an admission process where the directors of Leadership for Transformative Change welcome the most interesting projects to the next application step.
In the second step the chosen pairs will be asked to submit a video and a personal letter to further flesh out the project and explain why they wish to be accepted to the programme. Please note that the personal letter have to be written individually but the film can be made in pairs.
A majority of the fields are mandatory so be sure to have all the information ready before you start. It is not possible to save and continue later. Take a look at the form, gather the information and start writing!
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