Why Attend?

The setting is intimate, the speakers are dynamic, the curriculum is cross-cutting, and the participants are sustainability leaders from all sectors of society.

YSLF was an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in sustainability problems from the experts who are developing the financial, technological, and policy solutions on a national and international level.
— Jonathan Wagar, Duke Farms Foundation

A CURRICULUM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

We can no longer afford to think in silos. The sustainability curriculum examines energy, environment, and the economy as integrated aspects of a larger framework, providing participants with a systems approach to problem solving. Each module provides a deep-dive on a topic within sustainability, giving participants the freshest thinking across a broad range of interrelated topics.

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AN INTIMATE SEMINAR EXPERIENCE

The modules are taught in a seminar format. The faculty engage with the participants, sparking dialogue and encouraging participants to share their own sustainability insights. The class size is limited in order to allow for this dynamic experience.


A FOCUS ON IMPLEMENTATION

The Forum is designed for professionals already engaged in advancing sustainability, or for those who are preparing to make a career pivot to sustainability. The curriculum is built to deliver actionable tools, strategies, and concepts essential to implementing sustainability in a variety of contexts. 

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A NETWORK OF PEERS

The Forum is more than a course on sustainability, it is a community of professionals investing in their sustainability leadership. The Forum is designed to provide you with an opportunity to share your insights and to learn from the breadth of experiences in the room. The contacts you make at YSLF may outweigh the curriculum itself, but only you can be the judge of that.