Type of Funding

Partially funded




The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley, is inviting mid-career development and environment practitioners and decision-makers apply for the 2020 Summer Course in Sustainable Environmental Management, which will take place during 18 July to 7 August 2020. Partial scholarships are available for this 3-week summer certificate course at UC Berkeley. Participants will acquire deeper knowledge and broader perspectives on environmental and natural resource science, policy, and leadership.

The curriculum is divided into 2 parts: 1) Leadership Development and 2) Approaches to Environmental Issues.

This 3-week intensive interdisciplinary training includes workshops taught by award-winning Berkeley faculty members from the College of Natural Resources, Haas School of Business, and School of Environmental Design, as well as the departments of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Agricultural and Resource Economics. There will be additional instructors who are prominent experts in the areas of green finance, systems leadership, communications, project management, conflict resolution, and consensus building.


Partial scholarships for the US$8000 course fee will be given to qualified candidates. The participation fee of US$8000 covers the costs of instruction, housing, most meals, course materials, field trips and certificate. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from UC Berkeley from their home country, and for covering approximately US$400 in additional meals and incidentals. Participants are also responsible for procuring short term medical insurance.

All attendees will receive the UC Berkeley certificate in Sustainable Environmental Management and benefit from strengthened capacity to develop solutions that balance environmental, economic, and social equity objectives as well as skills for communicating ideas, facilitating multi-stakeholder processes, and leading social change. Those who complete the course receive lifetime membership in the worldwide Berkeley ELP Alumni Network.


Applicants should be environmental professionals from all fields and industries who are ready to take their careers to the next level through development training and cross-sectoral collaboration. They should be individuals who want intense academic and professional training with world-renowned faculty at UC Berkeley but do not have the time for a full-time 2-year degree.

Applicants have to be proficient in English, with strong professional experience and leadership potential. They have to be affiliated with an institution concerned with environmental management or sustainable development.


Applications are to be done via email or online, 27 November 2019 (1st round of scholarship review), 27 December 2019 (2nd round of scholarship review) and by 27 January 2020 (final round of scholarship review). However, participants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by the first or second review deadlines, as there is no guarantee that they will be remaining funds for those who apply after 27 December 2019.

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