Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The University of Vermont's Advanced Certificates in Sustainability

The University of Vermont is now offering sustainability training that is designed to lead your organization to sustainability and profitability. The University of Vermont online sustainability certificate programs provide a flexible and convenient way for today’s organizations and busy professionals to learn the latest in sustainable operations models and maximize their current sustainability skills.

Organizations today – from multinational corporations to higher education institutions – are realizing the critical opportunity in making sustainability a core competency moving forward into the future. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are at the forefront of mainstream consumers, college students and society as a whole. In today’s world of increasing environmental awareness, sustainability is no longer optional; companies and educational institutions need to assess the environmental, social, and economic impact they have on our communities and systematically implement sustainable practices. To meet this new demand, a need for personnel to develop an expertise in the best practices and strategies of sustainability has emerged. Today’s organizations need trained subject matter experts to transform their standard operating practices in the proper direction.

Sustainability training from the University of Vermont, now attainable online, can enable trained professionals to become a critical factor in the redirection of organizations worldwide. Offered 100% online, their advanced sustainability certificate courses allow students to attend classes any time that is convenient, 24/7. The video-based, instructor led courses allow students to pause, rewind and replay lectures, and the MP4 format permits students to download the lectures to their smart phone or other video-enabled mobile devices.

UVM’s sustainability certificate programs teach students how to address such areas as reducing waste and conserving energy, water and other natural resources. Students will also learn how to engage the community to enhance the public image of your organization, and ultimately realize the monetary and social impacts of those changes through cost savings and profits. After earning your advanced sustainability certificate, you will be able to show that you have attained the expertise required to protect people, planet and profit!

On the path to a sustainable world, innovation separates successful organizations from the rest. The University of Vermont's 100% online Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Innovation shows how the Triple Bottom Line of people, planet and profit makes it possible to maintain your profitability while meeting your environmental and social responsibilities. Through video-based lectures, you'll master innovative strategies for reducing waste and increasing revenue potential and operational efficiency, positioning yourself as a sustainability leader within your organization. And you'll earn a valuable certificate from U.S. News-ranked UVM, home of the Institute for Global Sustainability.

Sustainable Innovation

Gain the vital knowledge and skills in sustainable business practices to help increase your company’s profitability and empower your organization as an established sustainability leader. Become your organization’s sustainability powerhouse and earn your corporate sustainability certificate today. Foster a sense of responsibility for the environment, grow social awareness, and boost profitability.

Campus Sustainable Innovation

Play a pivotal role at your campus in the movement towards a sustainable future. Learn how to engage students, faculty and staff in the metamorphosis of your school and community into an ideal model of sustainable innovation. Help your campus and community by becoming the driving force in campus sustainability. Earn your campus sustainability certificate today.

Highlights of the Online Sustainable Innovations Programs:

•Six yearly sessions •Manageable 8-week courses •Study part- or full-time •No mandatory login times •Study programs specifically designed for business or higher education •Convenient for working professionals or U.S. military stationed worldwide

The University of Vermont’s advanced online certificate courses are taught by industry experts with wide-ranging knowledge and experience in campus and corporate sustainability. The interactive teaching platform creates a dynamic and interactive learning experience, enhanced by an unparalleled combination of collaborative online classroom tools and instructor-led lectures and discussions delivered via streaming video.

To visit UVM’s online advanced sustainability certificate website click here. For more information speak to a University Alliance program representative for more information or call 855-300-1467 to speak to a representative.

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