This program is indispensable for those wanting or needing to stay abreast of the major changes in environmental thinking in recent years. It is designed for policy makers at all levels of government and from any country, public and private sector executives, and anyone who wants a better understanding of the full range of developing concepts, tools, and strategies essential to leadership in sustainable practices and policies.

Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential for participation in the Forum.


To be considered, applicants must submit a complete application online.

Required materials:

  1. A statement of up to 200 words detailing what you hope to take away from your participation in the program
  2. A short professional biography (no résumés or CVs)

Your application will not be reviewed until both parts are received.


We will inform applicants of their acceptance within two weeks of receiving their completed application. Once the forum reaches capacity, we will not accept additional participants, but will add names to a wait list.


$3,995 includes program materials, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 cocktail receptions. Housing is not included; however, a special hotel rate at a highly-rated local hotel will be provided for participants. To secure your space in the program, you must make a $500 deposit no later than August 21st. Your tuition balance must be paid by August 25th.


We are excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity to attend the Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum, made possible by a generous gift from CR Ocean Engineering. One (1) full-tuition scholarship will be awarded (travel & lodging not included) to an outstanding professional working in the field of oceanography.

To be considered, you must submit a completed Forum application. With your application, please include a short statement of financial need explaining why you would benefit from being awarded a scholarship. Please also highlight your work in oceanography. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is August 31st. Decisions will be announced on September 5th.


Government and non-profit employees qualify for 25% off tuition. Yale alumni qualify for 15% off tuition.

Discounts cannot be combined


A full tuition fee refund will be issued if you withdraw from the forum 2 weeks (14 days) before the program start date. After that date, no refund will be issued. However, you may defer your participation until the following year (any fee increase will apply) or send a qualified substitute in your place (separate application is required).


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