Embracing Leadership for Sustainable Change
Craigavon Borough Council is the first in NI to adopt the “Leadership for Sustainable Change” model. This pioneering model requires strong leadership and collaborative working to generate ideas and solutions to engage effectively with local communities.
The model has been developed between US firm Emerald Consulting, Netherlands based Stichting Oikos and local company TIDES training.
Council’s Development Department recently welcomed the group to introduce strategic and collaborative ways of tackling key community issues and bring about sustainable change.
Iris and Keith Archuleta, Jaap van der Sar and Colin Craig delivered training to Officers develop mechanisms to bring about sustainable change including understanding root causes, analyzing issues such as engagement with groups or different use of space as well as developing leadership skills.
The model and training has provided Officers with some excellent advice and guidance on how to work more collaboratively and develop a shared vision.
The initiative receives financial support from OFMDFM.
Iris and Keith were previously in the Borough at a event showcasing their ground breaking youth model Entitled ‘Building High Performing Communities’ which aimed to improve the lives of teenagers by tackling truancy from school and student disengagement in Antioch, California.
For more information on Leadership for Sustainable Change please contact the Community Development or Good Relations teams on 028 3831 2540 or
Photo Caption: The former Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Alan Carson with (front left) Nicola Lane, Head of Community Development and (front right) Iris Archuleta from Emerald Consulting Antioch. (back from left) Keith Archuleta, from Emerald Consulting, Antioch; Jaap van der Sar from Stichting Oikos, Netherlands and Colin Craig from Tides Training.