EMS Manager to Sustainability Leader


Are you smashing your role as an EMS, HSEQ, HR or H&S manager and have an interest in how working sustainably can boost your career prospects, plus the ethical performance of your organisation?

Would you like to create a greater sense of community at work and experience job satisfaction knowing you’ve made a difference each day?  

Let us guide your development from EMS manager to sustainability leader by learning how to think strategically, deliver measurable solutions and communicate effectively to get things done.

empowering you to instigate lasting change

The Course

The only UK & International course providing a practical guide with 1:1 support that will teach you how to evolve from being an EMS manager to a sustainability professional.

A remote learning experience empowering EMS, HSEQ, HR or H&S managers to design and implement positive sustainable change within your organisation. Using a variety of learning styles, you will be guided through sustainability basics and develop practical ways to implement a sustainability plan whilst learning about yourself and your ability to communicate effectively with senior decision makers.

What you'll take away

  • Personality insights on how you perceive the world and make decisions
  • An understanding of key internal and external stakeholders
  • An understanding of corporate sustainability and the hidden agenda behind ISO4001
  • An insight to the context and flexibility required to create a sustainable organisation
  • Practical ways to align your actions with the company mission
  • Practical guidance on how to dissect your EMS to add true value and make positive impact
  • Gap analysis on what’s already in place versus what needs to happen
  • A goal-focused sustainability plan and tools for implementing it
  • An understanding of how emotional intelligence can enable you to communicate more effectively with senior decision makers

“Philippa's ability to interact and relate to each student was brilliant and she managed to break each element down into bite-sized pieces so that it was much easier to understand.”

Director (Safety First Training Solutions Ltd)

5 reasons your boss will want you to complete this course

  • It delivers career focused personal & professional development
  • It prepares you for big thinking and stepping up to the next level
  • You'll know how to implement new skills and strategies
  • You'll make noticeable impact in your organisation
  • They'll be investing in the future of your role AND your organisation

How you'll learn

All teaching is delivered remotely:

be coached by experienced sustainability professionals

Course tutors

Dr Ross Marshall

Dr Ross Marshall is the founder of Leading Green and an environmental sustainability leadership specialist with extensive expertise in corporate environmental & social sustainability issues, CSR, governance, and organisational development matters.

Ross was one of the UK’s first environmental managers, guiding Manweb and SP Power Systems to become the first two Scottish and English utilities to gain ISO 14001. He was a Deputy Director within the UK’s Environment Agency. He remains an active IEMA examiner, Full Member & Fellow 

Ross specializes in helping organisations become leaders in transformational sustainability. This includes support in developing a sustainability leadership and innovation culture, strategies, advising Executive & Operational leadership teams as they develop sustainability governance & organisational strategy, management accountability, integration, implementation and delivery. 

He works with professional bodies and social enterprise groups to help further sustainability goals and ambitions. He is an expert in environmental risk management (EIA/ESIA & SEA, ESG, SDG), the passage from EMS  to sustainability; the integration of sustainability within corporate planning, climate change & adaptation strategies, infrastructure investment programmes & projects, supply chains and asset management; as well as strengthening organisational performance, reputation & leadership.

Ross’s consulting work, training, executive workshops, and capacity-building work have taken him all over the planet. He regularly publishes blogs, articles, research, tools and guidance on Environmental leadership, Sustainability in Business, Organisational resilience and culture and is actively linked with several international Universities & Environmental Research groups as a Visiting Professor, Research Fellow, Associate, Mentor and Coach.

Philippa Stanley

Philippa’s background in environmental management spans over 25 years with extensive sustainability expertise gained from roles in both the public and private sectors.  She has   implemented integrated systems and helped numerous multi sector organisations as a consultant, in addition to both developing and delivering bespoke training.  For the past 10 years Philippa has been a management Standard certification auditor for ISO14001, ISO9001, ISO45001, ISO5001, with an emphasis on integrated audits and a focus within the automotive sector. 

Having project managed the pilot for Project Acorn, now BS8555, and working with multi agency projects, she has extensive experience of creating practical solutions and empowering others to develop mindset change to embrace greater sustainability action.  

In 2018 she developed YouTree TM, the wellbeing and sustainability e-learning programme for multi nationals and SMEs.  YouTree helps individuals recognise and address the impacts of their actions on themselves, their workplace and their immediate environment and family life. 

Philippa is passionate about the way people learn to drive action for change towards greater sustainability and brings a refreshing look to the challenges of growth whilst integrating business sustainability in more ways than one.

Philippa is a certified energy leadership life and executive business coach, sharing the power of energetic connection and helping people to thrive by finding a deeper connection to the natural environment.  With a unique blend of personal development skills, business acumen and practical sustainable actions, she delivers one to one and team based coaching for heart centred individuals and professionals, blended with horse assisted learning from her base in South Wales.

“Ross helped me understand what kind of leaders
are leading me and what I want to be.”

Oil & Gas Executive (Environmental Leadership Course)

This course is suitable for you if:

  • You work in EMS, HSEQ, HR or H&S within an organisation
  • You have a broad understanding of environment and implementation within an organisational context
  • See sustainability as a key factor in progressing the future of your career

2 Days + Q&A and Mastermind sessions

Optional monthly or intense course formats to suit learner preference plus joint post-course Q&A and Mastermind sessions:

iema CPD requirements for 2020-21

IEMA’s skills map provides the UK benchmark for environment and sustainability professionals seeking progression in their business mission or employment. 

This course is designed to help you progress within: 

  • Leadership for Change
  • Relationship Development
  • Effective Communication

Early Bird & IEMA membership rates available!

  • USUAL PRICE £950

Book before 30th Sept 2020 and SAVE £160!


IEMA Members SAVE £200!



Monthly Training Format (11 Nov - 2 Dec 2020)

Intense Training Format (14 - 15 Dec 2020)

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