Sustainability Leadership Program
Provide students with an experiential learning opportunity in sustainability to build skills, knowledge, and experience in developing and leading sustainability projects and programs on and off the Missouri State campus.
Over the course of two semesters, students will learn the main components of sustainability
and how this can be incorporated into leadership skills. During the first semester
of the program, educational sessions will be held weekly where different topics will
be discussed relating to leadership and sustainability. During these times, students
will also begin the first stages of their project that they would like to work on
during the second semester. The second semester of the program will then focus on
the project the student would like to implement. These projects include those that
can be done at Missouri State University or
projects in the Springfield community that relate to any of the 17 Sustainability Development
For Credit Option
Students interested in receiving credit while developing sustainability leadership
, can do so by registering for IDS 110 and IDS 310. IDS 110 will focus on leadership skills, core sustainability components, and development
and selection of a community sustainability project to be developed and implemented
during the IDS 310 course. As under the non-credit option, sustainability projects
can be related to any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
The Sustainability Leadership Program will you give you a unique experience with a project that you can tailor to suit your interests and curiosities. You will have the opportunity to present your findings at Earth Day events, as well as, have your work posted on the Missouri State University Sustainability website. You will also work with the Career Center to learn how to document your work in a resume or portfolio and learn how to present your findings to future employers.
How to Participate
If you are interested in learning more about this program, contact: