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.

Need assistance seeking approval from your supervisor?

Let us help! We have created a pre-written professional development request letter for you to use when seeking support from your supervisor to attend the Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum. You can download it here or email us for a copy.


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, refreshments, most meals, and transportation to and from classes. Housing is not included; however, a special hotel rate at a highly-rated local hotel will be provided for participants. 


Early bird discount: Apply and pay by September 7th to receive 30% off the tuition fee.

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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