Leadership for sustainability learning: The role of active learning methodologies


  • Birgit Helene Jevnaker BI Norwegian Business School




leadership learning, sustainability, action learning, learning methodologies, executive education


Learning to lead for sustainability in your enterprises has emerged as a new concern for top leaders in many industries, educational institutions, and regions. The higher education institutions may have a generic role in affecting leadership for sustainability learning in both theory and practice. From an action-based leadership for sustainability perspective, we propose that more attention be devoted to leveraging the developmental work in the everyday learning settings, and especially in local organizing for leadership learning.  This explorative paper specifically seeks to understand the role of active learning methodologies in affecting sustainable leadership in an adult learner and student group setting. It is of broad interest to help diverse students’ learning groups to both enact and engage recurrently as co-creating learners for their own leadership development.