Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (UK)

March 2014 – ongoing: PhD student and lecturer


At IFLAS, next to pursuing a PhD, I teach courses on Sustainable Leadership and the first university course on community currencies. The latter includes the free online course (MOOC) on money and society.

Updates on my PhD research are published here.

From the institute’s website:

“The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) is emerging as a global hub of inquiryteaching, and dialogue on enabling the transition to more fair and sustainable societies.

The challenge of social, environmental and economic sustainability requires “sustainable leadership” – ways of relating that promote change that is mutually beneficial for the person, organisation, stakeholders and world at large. The scale of the sustainability challenge means it is best characterised as a “transition” from unsustainable ways of living and working.

Part of the University of Cumbria Business School, our campus in the British Lake District was founded in 1892 as a place of experiential learning. IFLAS continues this tradition of approaching inquiry and education as adventure. The local landscape provides a venue, and the heritage a compass, for personal and collective transitions.

IFLAS focuses on knowledge for systemic changes in society and economy, and as such is emerging as a centre of excellence on alternative currencies and exchange systems. In 2014, IFLAS launched a new course – the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership. We are the first public university in the world to accept tuition fee payment using Bitcoin.”