Nature-Based Leadership Programme

We are offering a Nature-Based Leadership Programme as part of the Green Minds Project.

This programme offers an exciting opportunity to develop your strengths as a leader for nature recovery, and take positive action to tackle society’s biggest challenges: inequality, climate change and loss of biodiversity.

Programme fully funded through Green Minds

As spaces are limited, we will require a brief application from all potential participants to understand your motivations and experience.

Applications are now closed.

Contact Jemma.Sharman@plymouth.gov.uk or Zoe.Sydenham@plymouth.gov.uk for more details

Facilitated in partnership with Natural Change, established experts in sustainability leadership working with experienced leaders, professionals and business owners who care about the climate and environment crises and want to make a difference. Clients include WWF, the Scottish Government and NHS.

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Aimed at managers of teams and projects across different sectors, the programme will support you to:-

  • take a values-based approach to affecting system change that supports nature recovery, drawing on the latest research from the Common Cause Foundation
  • meet other skilled and experienced people who share our hopes and face similar challenges
  • explore together what needs to change in our businesses, sectors, and professions
  • share experience, insights and collective wisdom about building support for sustainability, catalysing and supporting change
  • ongoing coaching/advice to support action to help implement changes
  • bring your expertise and commitment to a network of cross-sector nature-based leaders across the city


Programme Dates

Social Values for nature-based leadership: discover how social values determine attitudes and behaviours, and how to consciously put values at the heart of your leadership to engage others and influence change:-

  • 10am-12noon, Wednesday 15 September, online
  • 9.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 22 September, outdoor workshop/networking lunch
  • 9.30-11.30am Wednesday 29 September, online

Systems Thinking in action: identify the most promising opportunities for you and your organisation to gain the support of funders, decisions makers and other stakeholders for nature-based solutions:-

  • 9.30-11.30am, Wednesday 20 October, online
  • 9.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 17 November, outdoor workshop/networking lunch
  • 9.30-11.30 Wednesday 24 November, online
  • 9.30-11.30am 1 December action planning, online

Individual mentoring/coaching support to implement action plans, Jan-March 2022

Cohort gathering at Mount Edgcumbe, sharing nature-based leadership approaches, actions and learning, March 2022

Ongoing nature-based leadership network, April 2022

To apply, please click on this link.