The Executive Nonprofit Sustainable Leadership Conference (ENSLC) is a two-day training that offers a dynamic platform for senior NGO leaders to enhance their skills and networks. Hosted at VU in Amsterdam, this programme promises immersive experiences led by top experts in management and leadership. Through interactive sessions, panel discussions, and group exercises, you’ll tackle real-world challenges specific to your organization, gaining insights that directly impact your mission’s success.

Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you at ENSLC:

  • Fundraising strategies tailored to non-profit sustainability
  • Strategic planning techniques for impactful initiatives
  • Human resource management essentials for nurturing talent
  • Board development insights to drive organizational growth
  • Social marketing tactics to amplify your message
  • Innovative approaches to social change leadership

In addition to honing these hard skills, you’ll also delve into invaluable soft skills, such as:

  • Motivating and inspiring stakeholders
  • Achieving work-life balance amidst demanding roles
  • Navigating today’s digital age with focus and connection
  • Managing hybrid teams effectively
  • Cultivating trust and inclusivity within your organization
  • Leading with empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Building diverse and innovative teams
  • Fostering a culture of risk-taking and innovation

This event is organized by Luiss Business School and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) in partnership with The Center for Sustainable Leadership. There are 85 scholarships available for the full tuition value* of this event.

*excluding the ticket cost of 175 Eur (125 Eur for Early Birds up to March 15th) 


Your host during the conference, Anthony Silard, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Leadership and the Director of the Center for Sustainable Leadership at Luiss Business School.

As a leadership trainer, Anthony has coached thousands of CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 100 companies, small businesses and the world’s largest non-profits such as GE, Disney, Nokia, Bank of America, IBM, CARE, Save the Children, The United Way and the American Red Cross. He has also coached political leaders, including G-20 cabinet ministers.

At the Center for Sustainable Leadership, Sustainable Leadership is defined through a holistic framework, spanning four critical levels:

  • Intrapersonal – where leaders sustain their evolving passion and motivation through a balanced approach to their careers
  • Interpersonal – fostering Compassionate, Meaningful, Sustainable Relationships (CMSRs) within teams
  • Organizational –  embedding core values into procedures to cultivate Sustainable Organizations
  • Societal – contributing to a Sustainable Planet through alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Join Anthony Silard, Ph.D. and the exceptional line-up of speakers at the Executive Nonprofit Sustainable Leadership Conference (ENSLC) in Amsterdam and become a sustainable leader for a better world.


Luiss Business School, VU Amsterdam and The Center for Sustainable Leadership offer 85 ENSLC scholarships that cover all operational costs for the two-day training (valued at 2,950 Euro per participant). To be considered for a scholarship, fill in the online application form available in the button below. With your scholarship, we ask for your commitment to attend both days fully, as participation is limited to ensure an intimate and impactful experience for all attendees.

The scholarship value does not cover the participation ticket fee of 175 Eur (125 Eur with Early Bird until March 15th), which should be completed upon acceptance of the scholarship award.