High Impact Leadership online short course

Course information

University of Cambridge

The course is launching soon

High impact leadership is about finding the ability to unlock both the potential in yourself as well as the team you are leading.

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is announcing a new high impact leadership online short course aimed at those wanting to develop or grow their leadership skills and leadership strategies in a rapidly changing context.

CISL has an impressive history of supporting business leaders in developing their leadership capacities, advising global organisations, and conducting research on business impact.

Gain the opportunity in this University of Cambridge High Impact Leadership online short course, to learn from leading academic perspectives and insights covering issues like the evolving expectations of business within society, and the rapid pace of technological change and the changing economic and social climate.


After successfully completing this highly interactive and supported online learning journey, you’ll walk away with:

  • Critical thinking skills and practices to become a high impact leader in a rapidly changing context
  • The ability to influence change within and beyond your business through self-reflection, and motivate team members
  • Access to the CISL global alumni network
  • A certificate from CISL as validation of your newfound high impact leadership knowledge and skills

Course curriculum

Leveraging the knowledge of industry experts and thought leaders from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, this course will cover the following topics:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: High impact leadership and its importance
  • Course Module 2: Exploring the context for leadership and related challenges
  • Course Module 3: What does high impact leadership look like?
  • Course Module 4: The future we want, the leadership we need
  • Course Module 5: High impact leadership capabilities
  • Course Module 6: Communicating for influence
  • Course Module 7: Developing the mindset and skills for innovation
  • Course Module 8: Rewiring your leadership to achieve your goal


This University of Cambridge High Impact Leadership online short course is currently being developed by University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, in collaboration with GetSmarter. The details above are illustrative of the final course, however may be subject to change.

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