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Programme: Leadership for transformative change

Leadership for Transformative Change is a programme designed for leaders aspiring to create sustainable change in our world. The programme is open for leaders from all sectors. Welcome to a informational webinar on March 2 or March 14.

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Informational webinar about the programme

About the programme

Leadership for Transformative Change is a programme designed for leaders aspiring to create
sustainable change in our world.

The goal of this programme is to provide you with the tools you need for long-term impact in your community. We are offering you a chance to be part of a worldwide group of “change agents”. Together you will reach for new solutions for a sustainable future by combining your experience with new knowledge!

In the programme we work with leadership development, system change, innovativeness and flexibility and concrete methods for co-creation and societal change. We will highlight the need for intersectional equality including perspectives of gender, ethnicity, class, sex, and religion and work to change ourselves, our organisations, our contexts to contribute to societal change.

Open for participants from all sectors

Leadership for Transformative Change will be open to participants from all sectors and layers of society from low-, middle- and high-income countries, and from private, public and multilateral and civil society sectors.

The programme will be offered part-time (20%) in English over the course of 12 months with a majority of the modules online. Two in-person meetings will be organized, one in Sweden.

We believe in teamwork, so it is required to apply in teams of two. Your teammate could
be a colleague or someone relevant who represent another stategic organisation or part of society.

When does the programme start?

The programme starts in September 2023 and the first in-person meeting is planned to take place in Sweden in October 2023.


Leadership for Transformative Change, including travel costs and accommodation, will be offered free of charge. All cost are coverd by the Swedish Government.

Information and application

Deadline: Apply to the programme by 5 April, 2023

The programme includes:

  • Explore and develope your ideas for a sustainable society
  • Individual and team growth as leaders of change
  • Mentoring and guidance by experts from academia, civil society and the private sector
  • Two in-person gatherings, one in Sweden
  • Own studies via a digital learning platform
  • Monthly sessions in peer-groups with relevant thematic focus
  • Great opportunities for worldwide networking outside your organisation

Eligible countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of Kongo, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Philippines, France, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japanese, Jordan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, China, Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda,  Switzerland, Serbia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, South Africa, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Germany, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Creators and partners of Leadership for Transformative Change:

  • Uppsala University
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
  • Karolinska Institutet (KI)
  • SALAR International

The programme is funded by:

  • Svenska Institutet (SI)
  • VINNOVA - Sweden’s Innovation Agency
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Updated: February 20, 2023