Who Should Attend

Over the last nineteen years (2001-2019), the Beahrs Environmental Leaderhsip Program (Beahrs ELP) has graduated 702 leaders from over 114 countries. Our participants come from a wide range of environmental and sustainable development agencies and organizations, local to global, who share in common the goal to better understand and support sustainable human-environment interactions. We are commited to making this educational opportunity available to professionals from all backgrounds and areas of the world, regardless of their pre-existing resources.

ELP training will benefit environmental professionals from all fields and industries ready to take their careers to the next level through rigorous professional development training and cross-sectoral collaboration. The Beahrs ELP is ideal for people who want intense academic and professional training with world-renowned faculty at UC Berkeley but do not have the time for a full-time 2-year degree.

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  • A resum√© that demonstrates strong professional experience and leadership potential;
  • Affiliation with a department or organization concerned with environmental issues;
  • Proficiency in English to allow full participation in course discussions.


  • UC Berkeley certificate in Sustainable Environmental Management
  • Enhanced capacity to develop and apply solutions that balance environmental, economic, and social equity objectives.
  • Strengthened skills for communicating ideas, managing conflict, facilitating multi-stakeholder processes, and leading social change.
  • Lifetime membership in the global Berkeley ELP Alumni Network, eligibility for small grants and a continuing learning relationship with UC Berkeley.
  • A number of our alumni have partaken in collaborative projects with UC Berkeley experts

Where Our Alumni Are From