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sustainability training

If you know of courses, programs or continuing studies that would be of benefit to others, please contact us.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey, BC)

Institute for Sustainable Horticulture  (ISH) - as demands for a higher level of sustainability, and environmental responsibility from horticulture, silviculture, forestry, and urban landscapes, the ISH focuses on innovations in biocontrol and bioproducts to help build sustainable agri-food systems, and ensure food security.

The New School for Management & Urban Policy (New York, NY)

Sustainability Management - this specialization prepares leaders to guide their organizations toward a greener future across the entire spectrum of its activity; coursework engages students in stakeholder communications, environmental studies, corporate social responsibility, finance, regulatory issues, historical and social policy perspectives, advocacy and social action, and specific technical specialties. Successful students—effective boundary spanners—shape this emerging field to address the intersecting challenges of global climate change, resource depletion, and innovative organization design.

SFU Continuing Studies (Burnaby, BC)

Sustainable Community Development Certificate Program - sustainable community development refers to developing the varied dimensions of a community as well as the land and environment on which it depends. A sustainable community seeks solutions and strategies that advance six areas of community capital: physical, ecological, social, human, cultural, and economic.

The Natural Step (Canada)

eLearning (1-3 hours)- understand sustainability concepts and apply them to day-to-day business, community, and personal decision making; courses include a structured overview of key sustainability concepts, real-life case studies, interactive activities, an extensive resource section, a final exam, and personalized certificate.

Strategic Sustainable Community Planning (5 months) - this course is built on The Natural Step's lessons and experiences with community sustainability planning partners.

Sustainability for Leadership, Level 1 (2 Days) - this 2-day intensive course will provide you with a solid grounding in a proven framework that has been used to guide sustainability change efforts around the world; courses are available across Canada and include a 1-year eLearning license.

Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC)

School of Environment and Sustainability - the challenge of sustainability is global, and with it comes new opportunities for collaboration across disciplines, between governments, scientists and business leaders, and among those committed to innovative responses to complex ecological, social and economic issues. Royal Roads University's Environment and Sustainability programs provide the leadership skills and interdisciplinary knowledge that lead to sustainable solutions.

Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Management - sustainable community development is for anyone interested in making positive sustainable change. Graduates will be able to expand their own practices and expertise and/or work alongside experts in the hard sciences and economic specializations to bring insight into why and how human systems in communities develop capacities for sustainability and well-being.

UBC Continuing Studies: Center for Sustainability (Vancouver, BC)

Certificate in Decision-Making for Climate Change - this 100% online certificate program explores the causes of global warming; government policies and the economics of climate change; strategic planning to respond to and minimize climate change; as well as the financial, environmental, and business aspects of mitigation efforts.

Summer Institute in Sustainability - an intensive professional development program targeted to administrators in corporations, local and provincial governments, and universities and colleges who are working to integrate sustainability as a core value in their organization.

Sustainability Management Program - these courses address how to approach new market opportunities, and challenges, resource scarcity, and greenhouse gas emissions management in an increasingly complex, and globalized world. The program is designed to challenge traditional practices and teach you how to help transform an organization to support a sustainable future.


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