Leadership - What You Can Do

Action plan

LiFE Steering Committee

The LiFE Steering Committee was established in March 2018 and it provides advice to the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Team (VCLT), via the CFO on the following items:

  1. Recommendations to ensure the delivery of the CSU Strategic Plan  leverages opportunities to foster CSU's organisational commitment to sustainability as outlined in its Sustainability Statement
  2. Strategic leadership and guidance associated with the implementation of the LiFE framework
  3. The adequacy of participation by key stakeholders in the LiFE framework and provide advice on increasing engagement activities
  4. Strategic advice to ensure key business processes, policies and procedures promote positive sustainability outcomes
  5. Feedback on the extent to which key organisational planning instruments such as Initiative and Improvement Plans and the Employee Development and Review Scheme are being utilised to support sustainability objectives
  6. The success of the LiFE framework in accordance with the University Sustainability Indicator of a 5% annual improvement in the University's overall rating
  7. Emerging best practices in sustainability and recommendations for adoption, where appropriate, within CSU

The membership of this Committee includes:

  • Executive Director Facilities Management
  • Director Operational Services, Division of Facilities Management
  • Manager CSU Green
  • Chief Financial Officer as VCLT member with delegated organisational responsibility for Sustainability
  • Executive Director Human Resources, or an appointed representative from the Division of Human Resources
  • Pro-Vice Chancellor, Learning & Teaching
  • Two demonstrated Champions from across schools, offices and divisions appointed through expressions of interest
  • A student representative nominated through DVC Students' Office
  • An external representative working within the sustainability sector
  • Right of Audience and Debate:

  • Sustainability Project Officer, CSU Green
  • CEC Chairs
  • An Executive Officer appointed by the Executive Director Facilities Management to provide secretariat support
  • Inaugural meeting in held via video conference on 27th March, 2018.


  • Staff and students: Nominate yourself to represent CSU on the University Sustainability Advisory Group.
  • Staff: Encourage your team to establish a sustainability improvement objective tied to your annual objectives
  • Students: Join your Student Representative Council and encourage the group to take leadership on sustainability-related issues.

Leadership Summit delegates

Leadership Summit at CSU Bathurst 2017