Regenerative Leadership

4-Week Online Course

Start Date: August 13, 2024

Regenerative Leadership

4-week online course
Start Date: July 12, 2022

This highly interactive four-week Regenerative Leadership online course explores how the core principles of sustainability, sustainable development, and the research-based regenerative leadership framework can address sustainability challenges in the private and civic sector (business, communities, schools and universities, government, etc.). The key goals we pursue in this work are embedded in what we have come to know as the triple top line (TTL): “How to grow prosperity, strengthen community, and enhance the health of all species for all time.”


As we work towards attaining the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we must learn the qualities, skills, and organizational strategies of effective change agents, sustainability champions, entrepreneurs, and social entrepreneurs. If you are committed to creating regenerative solutions to the world’s issues and challenges, this course helps you answer the questions:

“How can I bring sustainability into my organization or business? As a leader, how can I inspire positive change?”

Who should take this course?

This online course is designed for, but not restricted to:

o Nonprofit leaders and Social Entrepreneurs
o Business executives
o Public sector and community leaders
o Anyone hoping to inspire an organization to bring more sustainability into current practices


Flexible schedule and compelling content

With an average of 4-8 hours of work per week, this online course is made for your busy schedule: It includes videos, live webinars, articles, and forums for discussions.

Course Format

This is an online course. Each week, a new module opens that includes videos, articles, and forums for discussions that can be completed offline at a convenient time for the participant.

The course also includes live sessions, which are not mandatory but highly recommended for creating connections with other participants and digging into course materials. Live session times are announced approximately one week before the course begins, as we do our best to take into account the time zones present in each class when we decide on session times.

What to expect: Course skills and Benefits

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Regenerative Skills

Develop skills to design, lead, and manage successful regenerative projects in organizations and communities.


You’ll get a certificate from the Centre for Executive Education within the United Nations established University for Peace.

Sustainability Knowledge

Gain knowledge on how to create sustainable systems. 

Personalized Feedback

Close communication with your course facilitator to gain crucial, personalized feedback.

Sustainability Principles

A good grounding in the principles and definitions of sustainability and sustainable development.

Dynamic Learning

You’ll get an engaging, dynamic experience that allows you to connect and learn by doing.


An understanding of leadership and management frameworks that are strongly correlated to sustainability work.

International Network

Deep relationships with a tight-knit, international network of alumni.

This course counts as part of the Diploma in Social Innovation or Global Leadership Diploma.

Week 1: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, and Regeneration

Week 2: The Power of Regenerative Leaders

Week 3: Other Sustainability Frameworks and Tools

Week 4: Strategic Planning for Regeneration

Two of the course’s main deliverables are developing the participants’ personal regenerative leadership action plan and a regenerative project explicitly designed to address a challenge in their local context.

John Hardman, professor of regenerative leadership of Regenerative Leadership

The course is anchored by John Hardman. John is a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership & Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches Master’s and Doctoral level courses in school administration and qualitative research. He is the departmental liaison to the Palm Beach County School District, and the Chair of the College of Education’s Diversity Committee. John is also the founder of Regenerative Organizations, a process consulting firm that specializes in helping civic and corporate leaders facilitate the shift of their organizations toward sustainability and regenerative practices. He is the author of ‘Leading for Regeneration: Going beyond Sustainability in Business, Education, and Community’ (Routledge, 2012), which is based on his doctoral studies, ongoing research, and work with for- and not-for-profit organizations.

This is a 4-week online course starting August 13, 2024. This course runs two to three times a year, so if this isn’t the right date for you, ask us about future offerings at

The course is designed with a flexible schedule to accommodate working professionals and includes personalized feedback from your instructor.

$650 tuition rate for the 4-week online course. A certificate is awarded upon completion by the Centre for Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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