International Programme on the Management of Sustainability (IPMS)The International Programme on the Management of Sustainability (IPMS) is an annual seven-day, high-level training program imparting strategies for promoting and implementing more sustainable development. Each year IPMS carefully selects 30 to 45 senior officials from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to attend. Participants acquire the necessary multilateral dialogue skills to more effectively resolve conflicts around sustainable development. Since its inception, IPMS has trained over 600 leaders from 80 countries.

Founded in 1994 by the Sustainability Challenge Foundation, IPMS rests on the belief that by empowering people with the skills they need to recognize conflicting interests, they can work toward solutions that are satisfactory for all the stakeholders involved.

CBI Founder and Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT, Lawrence Susskind, a founding member of IPMS, served as its first faculty director from 1994 to 2002. CBI Managing Director, David Fairman, on the faculty team since 1994, is an IPMS Board member. Other IPMS faculty include members of the CBI Board of Directors, Professor William Moomaw (Tufts University) and Professor Adil Najam (Lahore University of Management Sciences).

Regarded as one of the most prestigious training programs of its kind, the IPMS, with support from the Dutch government, teaches the Mutual Gains Approach to negotiation and develops its trainings around specially-designed role-play simulations. This training approach fosters the integration of theory and practice, enabling a dynamic, interactive learning process.

Contact David Fairman to learn more about International Programme on the Management of Sustainability (IPMS).