Resilient Leadership MA

The Resilient Leadership program at Naropa University prepares students to address ecological and social issues within community and organizational settings with insight, knowledge, and compassion. Students build an integrated understanding of systems, sustainability, and both social and environmental justice; develop deep relationships with self, community, and nature; and acquire applied leadership skills. Students concentrate in either Sustainable Systems or Climate Justice. The two-year, 39-credit residential program is composed of semester-long courses and one summer block where students get hands-on experience within the natural world and in community. In the final year, students apply their leadership skills to a substantial project in collaboration with a professional organization or complete a formal written thesis. Most classes are scheduled in the late afternoon and evening, and on occasional weekends, to accommodate working students.