Leading Beyond Sustainability Micro-credential

A compact online course about sustainability to enable you to start actioning real, authentic and ongoing change. Throughout this online course you’ll cover a range of innovative and diverse approaches to sustainability underpinned by indigenous values. After the 8 weeks you’ll have knowledge, tools and capability to begin to make practical changes in your context that will ultimately lead to a thriving and sustainable future for all.

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8 weeks
USD $945
100% online
Course dates
Monday, March 20, 2023
Course details

Discover strategies for a sustainable future

The world is at a turning point, where significant change is required to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) by 2030.

We have an opportunity to think differently and initiate sustainable and impactful change, but this needs to be done across industries and communities to be successful. On this eight-week microcredential, you’ll learn how to lead and apply innovative sustainability strategies to work toward a resilient and thriving future.

Whether you’re already in a leadership position in your organisation, you’re an emerging leader in your role, or you’re hoping to lead in your community, this compact microcredential will help you develop in-demand sustainability skills to make practical changes in your context.

No matter what industry, role, or community you belong to, this microcredential will help you address growing sustainability challenges and support you in applying your knowledge to develop initiatives that drive change.

Through this micro-credential, you'll

  • build a toolkit with a range of proven approaches to sustainability in practice
  • develop the ability to identify current gaps in skills and knowledge and how to approach them
  • experience applying strategies to address sustainability challenges
  • apply what you have learned to develop a strategy for sustainable change. Within this strategy, you’ll learn how to address sustainability challenges in your context, including how to encourage stakeholder engagement.

How will you learn?

8 weeks of self-paced online learning including videos, quizzes and optional support sessions facilitated live on Zoom. A total time commitment of 15 hours per week.

The learning will primarily be self-paced and asynchronously online. Learners are provided with video material, course notes, relevant materials, quizzes, and questions for directed discussions. Self-directed learning includes readings, reflection, learner-initiated discussion and assessments.

For additional support, there are three optional live online sessions via Zoom (Week 1, Week 3, and Week 6).

How is this micro-credential assessed?

To apply what you have learned to your context, you’ll complete two summative assessments. You must achieve a ​pass​ on all assessment criteria to receive an overall pass for the microcredential.

You’ll evaluate a case study of a model or organisation that is relevant to your context, and present a project brief to apply strategic 

Learn from the experts at The Mind Lab

The Mind Lab is an award-winning, NZQA-registered education provider, offering a range of courses to upskill for the future of work, business and education and create impactful futures. 

This micro-credential is endorsed and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and aligns to level 8 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

Are you eligible for this micro-credential?

To be enrolled in this NZQA-accredited micro-credential you must either:

  • Have at least three years professional working experience in a relevant industry or community or;
  • Have a recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification or higher