An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Climate Change Leadership in Organizations

The Handbook of Climate Change Leadership in Organisations Developing Leadership for the Age of Sustainability. Presenter. Dr. Doug MacKie


With Dr. Doug Mackie and Moderator Rian Satterwhite.

Doug MacKie, editor of Handbook of Climate Change Leadership in Organisations, discusses the failures of current leadership practice and how climate change leadership capabilities can be effectively developed in organizations.

Cost: Free to ILA Members; $9.95 for non-members.

Climate change is one of the most significant and challenging problems we face today, and many organizations have recognized their responsibility in reducing emissions and environmental degradation and regenerating biodiversity. However, conventional leadership has failed to respond adequately to the magnitude of the threat, and a profound change in corporate leadership is required to substantively cut emissions and change climate policy to minimize further destructive environmental impact. This book sets out the qualities and approaches needed by leaders to successfully develop and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation policies.

Based on the recently published Handbook of Climate Change Leadership in Organisations this webinar addresses the failures of current leadership practice and proposes a variety of models of how climate change leadership capabilities can be effectively developed in organizations.

It is structured around four concepts:

  • foundations, which includes models of environmental, ecological and evolutionary leadership;
  • transitions, which looks at transformational and ethical models that are being repurposed for the age of sustainability;
  • progressions, which explores innovative models that are being developed for the current age including systems, adaptation and maturity-based models of leadership; and
  • actions, which includes models of sustainable goal setting and climate leadership coaching and development.

By attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about the context and purpose of leadership in response to climate breakdown
  • Explore the foundations of CCL ( Climate Change Leadership) including values , mindsets and IDG’s
  • See how to repurpose traditional models of leadership for the age of sustainability
  • Discover emerging models of CCL
    Actions we can take as practitioners and academics.

Praise for the book: 

“The interface of climate change and corporate leadership is crucial. This handbook brings together the best thinkers of our time. The volume is a must read for academics and corporate leaders in the field of sustainability.” – Professor Robert E. Quinn, Cofounder of the Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

“Leadership matters, but ever more so when the leader and led are faced with an enormous crisis. Climate change is such a crisis, and one that requires great leadership to avoid catastrophe. This volume calls on experts across multiple disciplines to help leaders navigate the climate crisis.” – Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, Claremont McKenna College

Doug MacKie

Dr. Doug MacKie has over 30 years’ experience as an organisational and business psychologist, working in the UK, Europe, and Australasia. He has researched and accelerated the development of leadership, team and organisational capability in boards, CEOs and C-Suite executives within many of the top 100 companies in the UK and Australia. He founded the Center for Climate Change Leadership in Organisations in 2019.

Rian Satterwhite

Rian Satterwhite serves as Director of the Office of Service Learning & Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Teaching Faculty at Claremont Lincoln University. A long-time member of the ILA, Rian currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Sustainability Leadership Member Community and as a member of the Committee for the Advancement of Leadership Programs. He recently co-edited the book Innovation in Environmental Leadership: Critical Perspectives.

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