Transformative Leadership in Education for Sustainability - Online

Transformative Leadership
Monday, July 13, 2020 to Friday, August 7, 2020
Time: Online synchronous meetings Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:30-2pm ET (GMT-04:00), with asynchronous assignments
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Location: Shelburne, VT
Fee: $200; optional 2 graduate credits for an additional fee.

A compliment to our EFS Leadership Academy, this month-long experience focuses on leadership practices and tools to transform yourself and your community.   We’ll explore a whole-systems and ecological approach for leading change in complex and emergent times.  We’ll work with storytelling and leadership exercises to envision the future we want to create. A core element of this program is the community that will be co-developed through our engagement with each other and our collective work.

The Transformative Leadership in EFS program blends a community of practice/professional learning community with a studio feel.  Synchronous times will be focused on peer-to-peer learning, feedback, and dialogue.  Asynchronous times offer an opportunity to apply tools and practices in your own community space.  

This course is action-oriented with an expectation that participants will create an EFS systems analysis and project proposal/presentation or strategy plan. 

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Course Goals and Objectives

Educators in this course will:

  • Practice leadership skills and reflect on agency and collaborative capacities.
  • Apply principles of systems thinking to your context and your practice to elevate strengths or make change in their systems.
  • Engage in a network of educators and leaders working collectively at a variety of scales to shift systems to wholeness, equity, and joy.
Registration Details: 


Registration required; additional registration for graduate credit through the University of Vermont. 
Participant Fee: $200, excludes graduate credits. 

Scholarships may be available on a need-based scale. Please fill out the scholarship application prior to registering for the program.

Optional two graduate credits for an additional fee. $470 for in-state and $600 for out-of-state paid via Shelburne Farms; No refunds available for graduate credits. 

For program and graduate credit questions, please contact Jen Cirillo at [email protected] or 802-985-0315.

For registration and scholarship questions, please contact [email protected].

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