Please note: due to overwhelming requests for a later date, this event has now been moved to December 2018.

The event will now be held from 2pm, Tuesday 11th - 3pm, Friday 14th December 2018.

Engaging, interactive events

Incredible sustainability and business leaders as faculty

High-level, cross-sectoral attendees

networking opportunities

A new way of thinking

All program, resources and activities - $2450

Unique Brisbane experiences

Become the leader our future needs.

The Griffith University EcoCentre is breaking new ground in Australia, hosting an internationally renowned sustainability and leadership program in 2018.

The Executive Education in Sustainability Leadership Program is a selective, small-class program for executives, sustainability professionals and those looking to make an impact.

Participants from all sectors will learn how to effectively integrate sustainability into their organisations from a host of inspiring faculty, led by Leith Sharp, Director and Lead Faculty for Harvard's program in Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.

The content has been validated through Harvard University's executive education offerings and is widely considered best-in- class for developing high impact sustainability leadership.

The Executive Education in Sustainability Program is for senior leaders, leadership teams and sustainability professionals from all sectors. It includes a faculty of incredible leaders and change-makers from business, higher education, government and the not-for-profit world.

We seek leaders with an appetite for driving sustainability into the core of their business and mission by unlocking its potential to improve employee engagement, organisational performance and innovation. Places are extremely limited, so secure your ticket below and experience one of the finest sustainability leadership courses in the world.

Content validated through Harvard University's executive education offerings.

First time in Australia.

Limited seats available

This program is eligible for 10 Green Building Council of Australia Sustainable Development CPD points

5 great reasons to attend

  1. Access a best-in-class program in sustainability leadership, designed and delivered by faculty with a proven track record for delivering value.
  2. Learn new frameworks and skills to help revolutionise sustainability leadership in your organisation.
  3. Experience incredible networking opportunities.
  4. Break ground as part of the very first cohort of this exclusive program to be held in Australia.
  5. Join a community of change makers working to build a better world through real sustainability leadership.


The Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Program will introduce a powerful new framework for driving sustainability into an organisation's core mission and business. It addresses the work of transforming long-standing organisational identity, culture, structures and processes to unleash new levels of engagement, change, innovation and agility. The content has been validated at executive education programs at Harvard University, the US Green Building Council and several other sustainability associations internationally.

The details and scheduling of our amazing program is to be announced later in 2018. To get an idea of what you can expect, including the core concepts, examples of previous curricula, faculty lineups, schedules and topics, simply visit the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Program page on the Harvard University website.

It's not all about content - expect to create new connections. The program is also about incredible networking opportunities. During the week, you'll be taking part in unique, Brisbane-only experiences, focused on connecting you with your peers and faculty. You'll be treated to fantastic entertainment, great catering and dining and some extremely valuable conversations with fellow change-makers.

Past participants herald the lasting impact of this program and how it has advanced their sustainability leadership. Senior leaders across all sectors have called the program and frameworks "relevant, engaging and visionary", "important for effecting change in a rapidly changing and socially connected environment", "an extremely sound investment for any sustainability leader trying to work out how to get things done", and the "critical missing piece around change leadership and sustainability".

Find out more - Course overview

Program Structure

This is an intensive program run from 2 pm - 9 pm (including meals and events) on Tuesday December 11

8 am - 9 pm Wednesday-Thursday, and 8 am-3 pm on Friday December 14, 2018.

The program elements below will be delivered throughout the week.

Be on the cutting edge of sustainability in an hour and a half. This session draws together some of the newest sustainability insights from participants working at the forefront of their sectors.

Learn from the case studies and experiences of our incredible faculty members. Draw from the trials and tribulations of creating a sustainable organisation from the ground up from some of the world’s best.

With the guidance of our faculty, use Leith Sharp’s project mapping techniques to analyse and forward plan your sustainability projects. Re-invigorate your sustainability dreams.

Collaborate with inspiring thought leaders in immersive exercises to make the most of the program’s insights and lessons. Structured opportunities to talk shop with our cross-sectorial attendees, building new opportunities.

Some of the best sustainability leaders will be sitting next to you. See how they’ve revolutionised their organisations with creativity and ingenuity.

Think it’s over? Think again. For those keen to continue their journey, we’ll be offering ongoing leadership lab opportunities to connect with our faculty and peers.

Experience Brisbane from the decks of the Kookaburra Queen, an iconic heritage paddleboat, as we take you down the Brisbane River for an amazing meal in the glow of the Storey Bridge and Brisbane's CBD.

Discover your hidden talent. Have fun with your colleagues at our open mic night and have the opportunity to develop your new friendships and networks.

Leith Sharp

Director, Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership, Harvard University

Leith Sharp has taught change leadership in sustainability at Harvard University for 15 years, and is the Director of Executive Education for Sustainability with Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment.

Leith’s spent two decades driving real-world change throughout a range of organisations, and was the founding director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability.

Our thoughtfully crafted program design and faculty will provide a cohesive, progressive, and powerful encounter with the core concepts and will inspire participants to rise to the critical leadership demands of core business innovation for sustainability.

Leith Sharp

Watch & Listen to Leith Sharp

Want to get a sense of the program before registering?

The link below will take you to a recording of a session for 2017's Executive Education for Leadership Program held at Harvard University. Please note that despite the change in location and faculty, the content will be the same for this program.

You can also listen to Leith Sharp being interviewed on Radio National with Patricia Karvelas, featuring fellow faculty member, Mirvac's Paul Edwards.

To learn more, contact us at or call us on (07) 3735 7992.

Faculty profiles

Click on the profiles below to find out more about our incredible speakers.

Work directly with Harvard's Leith Sharp

Throughout this program you will have the opportunity to work individually and directly with Harvard University's Leith Sharp, to find out more about your story and role within your organisation.

Leith will contact you prior to the program's December 2018 session and you will have the opportunity to connect with Leith and your peers in the ongoing Leadership Lab program after the session's completion. This is an incredibly unique opportunity to work with one of Harvard's best.


Registration includes:

  • Three interactive days-worth of engaging and practice-changing content validated by Leith Sharp, Harvard University
  • All program materials
  • Multiple networking events, including unique, Brisbane-only experiences and entertainment
  • Full executive-level catering
  • Transport (if required) in and out of Brisbane’s CBD at the commencement and conclusion of daily proceedings, as well as an airport run on the final day
  • Access to a network of 45 leading change-makers in the world of business and sustainability
  • Certificate upon completion of the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Program.
$2,450 (including GST)
11 December - 14 December 2018
Griffith University EcoCentre, Building N68, Nathan Campus, Nathan, Brisbane QLD 4111
Registration close
Monday 3 December 2018

Book now

Please note: Places are extremely limited. This is an incredible, rare opportunity. Secure your ticket today to avoid disappointment.

Cancellation policy: Please note that there are no refunds if cancellation occurs after Friday 2 November 2018. Cancellations between Monday 5 November 2018 and Friday 30 November 2018 will only be eligible for a 50% refund. We hope you understand, as it may be difficult to fill your seat at such late notice.

Program organiser - Delwyn Langdon.

Contact: or +61 7 3735 7992.

Hear from former attendees

Some of the greatest change-makers in some of the world’s most influential organisations shared their stories with us when they attended the program at Harvard University, Boston in 2016.

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Special thanks to the Griffith Business School for their continued support.


Griffith University EcoCentre Building N68 170 Kessels road Nathan, QLD


6 – 9 March 2018

About our EcoCentre

Griffith University's EcoCentre is a key element of the Sciences Group and promotes an encouraging message that the knowledge, existing framework and resources to develop a truly sustainable world already exists.

The design and operation of the EcoCentre follows strict 'eco' principles, and features solar energy, ambient ventilation and lighting, rammed earth walls for temperature regulation and rainwater collection for 'greywater' use. All features reflect domestic scale environmental technologies that can be used in the family home.

Nestled within Toohey Forest, on our Nathan campus, the centre's bushland setting is ideal for delivering environmental education programs, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and training seminars. Visitors to the EcoCentre enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the forest with access to state of the art teaching and conference facilities.