Lead is the world's largest non-profit organisation dedicated to building leadership capacity for sustainable development. We have a proven track record over the past 20 years, having trained more than 2,500 leaders across 90 countries. An international network of leaders united by a common purpose – to make change happen for a sustainable world.

Today Lead stands at the forefront of leadership thinking and practice. We believe that people are the key to change and that the complexities of sustainable development can only be tackled by investing in leaders, to preserve and protect the future of our planet.

leadershipLEAD has experienced such a surge in demand for its LEAD Europe Fellowship Programme 2012/13 that it has more than doubled the number of places available.

"With Europe in a state of flux, our emerging leaders are seizing the opportunity to change the course of their careers, adjusting to the changing world we live in and redirecting their talents towards a more sustainable future," said Edward Kellow, Head of Learning and Leadership at LEAD. "The LEAD Europe Fellowship Programme which is geared to professionals who want to become more effective change-makers in their work and personal life is clearly what they're looking for."

The world-class LEAD Europe Programme is one of the most dynamic, engaging and innovative leadership and sustainability programmes in Europe.

Working in a team to solve real leadership and sustainability problems is what makes the LEAD Programme unique, memorable and inspiring. In 2012/13 you can join a group exploring leadership challenges around food and population in Portugal, energy in Bulgaria, and sustainable urban community issues in London.

With 22 intensive days between autumn and spring 2012/2013 the LEAD Programme is learner-centred, experiential, participatory and fun. On-location residential sessions addressing real sustainability challenges are interspersed with collaborative projects and self-study elements.

The Fellowship Programme is enriched by the diversity and experience of the people it attracts, drawing applicants from all sectors, all ages, across Europe and beyond, to form a vibrant, stimulating and creative learning environment.

"My fellow LEAD associates are the most dynamic and inspiring group of people I have ever been around - diverse, intelligent, passionate, and humble," explains LEAD Fellow, Efrain Quiros. "In some settings I feel like I do not entirely fit in, with my fellow LEAD Europe associates, I feel at home."

This sense of community extends beyond the end of the Programme when Fellows join the LEAD Fellows network. With over 2,400 LEAD Fellows worldwide there is a wealth of talent and expertise to tap into.

LEAD is now inviting applications to the extended LEAD Europe Programme 2012/13. For more information visit: www.lead-europe.org/apply, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or telephone: +442079388720. There is no closing date.

Places are allocated as suitable candidates are identified so early application is advised. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to outstanding candidates.