Learning and Programs

Leading Sustainability at Work

Become a leader. Building on your knowledge, expertise and passion, become a sustainability champion.

Leading Sustainability at Work (LSAW) is your opportunity to collaborate with your peers, gain skills and share insights. This three-day course is your chance to get tangible results leading a green team in your community.

When you enroll in LSAW, you are joining a valuable professional learning community. You will take action for the environment. You will create a safe workplace, and support workplace diversity and inclusion. LSAW will help you turn ideas into action. You will:

  • Be ready for innovation, creating opportunities to put sustainability into action.
  • Access exclusive resources like information, training, coaching and tools.
  • Connect with collaborative, values-driven leaders, developing ideas and sharing expertise.
  • Contribute to change that affects the health of your community—right here, right now.

Course Details

Upcoming dates: TBA
Program Fees: $595 (financial support is available for eligible members of the university community)
Registration: To register, visit the Faculty of Extension or call the Extension Student Services Office at 780-492-3116

Change Agents

Change agents (also called ecoREPs) are university staff members, faculty members and graduate students who have completed LSAW. Learn more about these sustainability champions and the work they do to improve sustainability on campus.

Financial Support


University staff, faculty and graduate students enrolled in LSAW are eligible for an honorarium through the Office of Sustainability. The honorarium is paid to departments or faculties, to refund program fees. The Office of Sustainability offers this honorarium to enable department and faculty supervisors to approve and support this professional development opportunity.

To qualify for the honorarium, you must:

  • Complete all LSAW coursework
  • Implement a project to improve campus sustainability that meets the following criteria:
    • Focuses on campus sustainability
    • Shows measurable impact (for example, it reduces waste, conserves resources, builds community)
    • Engages people in your workplace and encourages participation
    • Connects to the university’s Sustainability Plan 
    • Is complete within six months of completing LSAW
  • Write a short report (template available) on your project’s results and submit it to the Office of Sustainability

Other Financial Support

University staff and faculty can apply for internal funding for LSAW through the Human Resources Development Fund and the APO Central Professional Development Fund.

Props from Past Participants

“I learn something new every time.”

“Getting to know interested contacts around campus gives me hope.”

“This is the best campus initiative I’ve seen since arriving here.”

“I went in expecting tips and tricks, and came out with a whole new appreciation for sustainability and engagement.”

“Thank you for a really engaging, thoughtful and fun ecoREP experience."