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Developing Leaders for Organizational Sustainability

Fall Session: Oct. 18th, 24th & Nov. 8th, 2024

From climate change to drinking water to agriculture there are numerous challenges and opportunities that can be tackled by focusing on sustainable practices. Not only can sustainability help solve the world's biggest challenges, but it can make organizations more resilient and market oriented while improving brand image and profitability. This program will give you the scientific background, complex perspectives, and foundational knowledge to become a leader in the sustainability space and influence others in your community, your organization, and across the globe.

You Will:

Become Scientifically Literate

Understanding Sustainability

Getting to the Truth

Defining Problems and Objectives

Understand Risk & Stakeholder Relations

Weighing the Risks and the Stakes

Defining Problem Ownership

Understanding our Perspectives and Personas

Working with Others in Achieving Objectives

Learn to Implement Sustainable Change

Defining the Business Model

Engaged Leadership and Mobilization

Measuring Outcomes

Strategizing: Applying Sustainable Actions at Work

Program Details

Program Delivery

The program is delivered in 3 weekly, full-day and in-person sessions at Bentley University. Delivered in an interactive format, employing group exercises, relevant and applicable case studies, and in-depth discussions.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you’re launching a green business startup, thinking about transitioning to a sustainability role in a multinational or NGO, or anything in-between, this course is designed for leaders who want to use sustainable principles within their organizations while simultaneously addressing global environmental and social concerns.

Why Bentley?

Proven Reputation

A history of educating and elevating business leaders who make an immediate and lasting impact across all industries.

Expert Faculty

World-class researchers in fields such as leadership, collaboration, change, innovation, creativity, and more.

Business Leadership

Bentley is at the forefront of the latest trends in business from our Gallup Business in Society Report to years of experience in the finance, technology, inclusion, and leadership spaces

Overhead view of Bentley Arena - a sustainable ice skating rink using solar panels, heat reclamation, and more.

Sustainability at Bentley - The Bentley Arena

Program participants will receive a tour of the Bentley arena, the first LEED Platinum certified ice skating ring in the world.

Sustainable features include 1,400 solar panels on the roof which provide the building with 40 percent of its annual electricity needs; a state-of-the-art heat reclamation loop which captures waste heat from the ice-making equipment and uses it to preheat domestic hot water and space heating systems; high efficiency LED lighting; and the most efficient water-saving bathroom fixtures on the market which help the building to use approximately 48 percent less water than buildings of similar size and capacity.

Your Faculty

Ryan Bouldin, PhD, Sustainability Instructor
Ryan Bouldin
Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences

Ryan M. Bouldin holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Green Chemistry. He believes strongly that his work reflects more than just mixing chemicals to make new materials. While the goal of creating new materials is to incorporate them into new products, he believes those products should be nourishing to the communities that both create and use them. They must be safe and effective for both workers and consumers. This creates demand up supply chains for materials and processes that are ethical, economically viable, and beneficial for people and the planet. At Bentley, he teaches classes to the next generation of business professionals on the Chemistry of Sustainable Products, Industrial Ecology, Circular Economy, and Science of Sustainability.

Iris Bedrow - Sustainability Instructor
Iris Bedrow
Professor | Management

Iris Berdrow is a tenured professor of management and MBA Director at Bentley University. She holds an MBA and Ph.D. with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and International Management from the Richard Ivey School of Business, London, Canada. Her research interests are in cross-border innovation, cross-cultural effectiveness, global alliances, employee competencies and competency based education. She is published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning and the Journal of World Business. Her current research interest is in innovation for the silent partners - society and the environment.

Program Dates

  • October 18th & 25th, 2024  8:30AM-4:30PM
  • November 8, 2024 8:30AM-4:30PM

Program Cost, $4,875

  • Program fee includes tuition, meals, lab fees and instructional materials.
  • Register 30 days in advance to receive a 10% discount automatically.
  • Bentley Alumni receive a 50% enrollment discount.

For information regarding the alumni discount, contact:

Bentley University Executive Education

Group Enrollment - 20% Discount

Empower your leaders to learn together and grow together. Bentley offers a special 20% group rate discount to companies that send five participants or more. 

Bentley Refund Policy

Bentley University will grant a full refund for cancellations received at least 30 days before the program start date. A 50% refund will be given for those cancellations made prior to fourteen days of the program start date. No refund will be granted for those cancellations received after that time.