Course Description

Micro-credential – Climate Leadership Development

Trinity College Dublin

This Micro-credential is offered to a range of interdisciplinary public sector and private enterprise professionals who want to improve their Climate Leadership and sustainability knowledge and skills.

It provides an opportunity to develop your leadership skills at an individual or organisational level.

You can expect to build your professional network with like-minded individuals across a range of sectors and gain key knowledge specific to climate leadership.

It covers several areas: including climate change as a systemic challenge; introduction to climate leadership; climate justice and transformational leadership; and driving behavioural change.

You will work on an individual professional development plan to showcase your climate leadership skills and demonstrate how these are relevant to your sector. By addressing the global climate challenge and ability to apply the course theory to a real-world workplace challenge.

On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply a range of standard and specialised knowledge and tools for effective climate leadership
  • Lead and initiate climate action activity to take significant responsibility for the work of individuals and groups.
  • Understand and reflect on public and corporate norms for sustainability and climate action and take action to change them where appropriate.
  • Identify methods to self-evaluate and take responsibility for continuing academic/professional development
  • Utilise a Systems Thinking approach to demonstrate climate leadership in a wide variety of professional levels and contexts

How will this Micro-credential be delivered?

  • The micro-credential will be delivered online through monthly webinars, peer-to-peer discussions, and self-directed learning.
  • Monthly small group mentoring will be available to support your professional development.
  • An optional in-person networking session will take place at the end of the course.


HCI Pillar 3 Learner Fee Subsidy: Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for an 80% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidized places. For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria.

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Dublin, Ireland
College Name Trinity College Dublin
Course Category Business
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Start Date 9th September 2024
Course Fee €450
Course Duration 25 weeks
Awarding Body Trinity College Dublin
Entry Requirements Applicants must either have a minimum 2.2 grade in a level 8 degree, or demonstrate equivalent professional experience. • Applicants without a level 8 degree may apply through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) route. Further information on RPL can be found at • All applications must include a cover letter, CV, transcript or RPL documentation.
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