The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is developing global leadership by focusing on skills, knowledge and networks to move ideas into action and support informed decision-making. This unique strategic approach provides current and emerging leaders – students, scientists and decision-makers – with leadership and communications skills and methods for applying those skills for the greatest impact. The Stanford Woods Institute helps public- and private-sector leaders better understand and use science and innovation to address complex cross-cutting environmental issues, increasing the role of science in decision-making and improving problem-solving for better environmental policies and management practices.
Programs for Current Leaders
Annual program convening diverse cohort of CEOs, chief sustainability officers, and business unit heads along with a small group of our faculty representing all seven schools at Stanford to engage, collaborate and discuss insights, strategies and solutions for global sustainability challenges and opportunities.
This comprehensive two-week training session teaches NGO leaders from around the world how to use economics more strategically and successfully in their conservation work.
This week-long training program equips land trust professionals with the most effective, cutting-edge tools to succeed in any political, policy or economic environment.
This fellowship program provides outstanding academic researchers throughout North America with the skills, approaches and theoretical frameworks for transferring their knowledge into action and for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.
Programs for Emerging Leaders
This fellowship program for young indigenous leaders focuses on building First Nations’ capacity by developing values-based leadership and integrated asset / resource management solutions.
This program helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars hone their leadership and communications skills to maximize the impact of their research. Professional development opportunities include introductions to global leaders from government, NGOs, think tanks and businesses.
This seminar series brings together graduate students, professional school students and postdoctoral students across Stanford for innovative dialogue, productive collaboration and real world problem-solving on pressing environmental topics.