Leadership for Sustainability
LEAD-Europe existed between 1996 and 2000, as the European part of the worldwide LEAD programme, incorporated as a foundation in the Canton of Geneva.
Introduction Curriculum Participants
Its purpose was to short-circuit the diffusion of sustainable development concepts into decision making in major countries by assisting leaders in the middle of their careers. Training courses and coaching were focused on individual careers.
Writing these course reports, I hoped to allow the LEAD-Europe participants to criticize these sustainability discovery events. Leadership was also their mutual support during the events.
Reports from training courses
Geneva St. Marienthal Barcelona Bonn
Course synopses were: Systems thinking in development theory and practice
Globalization and a Sustainable Europe
Trade and environment
Biodiversity and cultural diversity
The closure of LEAD-Europe was due to a strategic shift in the Rockefeller Foundation, the major funder, to insufficient relations with corporations in Europe and to a generational change when the authors of the Brundtland Report retired.