Leadership and Design Thinking: Drive change in your organization


Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



(This is the in-person course in the Strategies for Sustainability Program.)

In this interactive program, you’ll discover ways to shift your organization’s culture to advance sustainability through transformative leadership and design thinking. You’ll learn to influence and lead others – including those who don’t consider sustainability to be core to their jobs – to think holistically about products and strategies that mitigate risk and create value for your organization over the long-term. You will apply design thinking frameworks and systems leadership to engage stakeholders in transformative change.

Through 2.5 days of faculty lectures, industry expert panels, interactive sessions, and hands-on workshops, you’ll hone your ability to integrate sustainability as a core strategy within your organization.

When you register for this course, you will receive complimentary enrollment in our online sustainability course, XSFS110 Essentials for Business: Put theory into practice.

What you will learn

  • To use design thinking to stimulate change in your organization
  • To apply the skills of transformative leaders to influence others
  • To employ systems thinking to overcome barriers and integrate sustainability into business strategy



Program Dates & Location

September 11 - 13, 2019 on campus at Stanford University



Corporate and private sector participants
Early Registration Discount (- 6/30/2019)
  • Individual: $3350 per person
  • Group (3 or more participants): $3150 per person*
Regular Tuition (after 7/1/2019)
  • Individual: $3750 per person
  • Group (3 or more participants): $3550 per person*

*Larger discounts available for larger groups. Contact our team for more information

Not-for-Profit (NGOs, public sector, academia) participants
Participants from not-for-profit organizations are eligible for 25% off tuition rates listed above. Contact us to receive your discount.

Tuition includes online course access, course materials, breakfasts, lunches, and receptions with participants and faculty.

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.

Program Partners

Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
Stanford Change Leadership for Sustainability Program

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Dates:September 11 - September 13, 2019
Days: Wed, Thu, Fri
Times:8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Delivery Option:
At Stanford
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Course Dates and Time:

Lecture hours for this course are tentatively scheduled from 12-5 pm on 9/11/2019 (Wed), 8-5 pm on 9/12/2019 (Thurs) and 8-5 pm on 9/13/2019 (Fri).

Course Materials:

All important course and pre-reading materials will be made available via mystanfordconnection, 1 week before the course start date.

Visitor Information:

For information on transportation and lodging, visit: http://scpd.stanford.edu/about-us/visitor-info

This course may not currently be available to residents of certain states.