* Plan for hotels near Anschutz Medical Campus moves forward
* University of Colorado Cancer Center names new director
* Five questions for John Jackson
* University's new expense system continues to roll
* President's Task Force on Efficiency seeks more suggestions
* Procurement Service Center launches redesigned Web site
* Sustainable practices program adds management certificate
* Conference to examine 'Islam and the Media'
* People
* Forum
  Expert: State's economy to stabilize but still lose jobs in 2010
  Chancellor: University must grow to avoid financial 'cliff'
  Employee teams form to respond to community needs
  Study highlights lack of knowledge regarding hospital medications
  License agreement gives Viral Genetics Inc. right to develop cancer therapies
   Newsletter Archive
Download Newsleter in PDF
Share your thoughts
Share your opinion in a Letter to the Editor

Send your thoughts and suggestions for the Newsletter

Sustainable practices program adds management certificate

CU-Boulder offering for professional development begins with the spring semester

As public interest in sustainable practices grows, so does demand for professional development in the area. The latest expansion of the sustainable practices program at the University of Colorado at Boulder's division of continuing education and professional studies is a sustainability management certificate.

Beginning with the spring semester, the interdisciplinary program will investigate critical interactions among people, profit and planet — a triple bottom line for business.  Students are expected to come from diverse professional backgrounds and will be interested in organizational sustainability. They may be studying on behalf of their current employer, for personal professional development or to gain new skills to be used as sustainability consultants. Workers in business, nonprofits, local government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals and other organizations will find the program useful.

Classes may be taken individually or toward completion of the certificate, either in person at CU-Boulder or online. Sustainability management courses are taught by sustainability experts from related academic disciplines, as well as proven "green leaders" who have successfully implemented cutting-edge practices in their lives and organizations.

Five full scholarships are available for the new certificate. Nominations for eligible organizations
and/or individuals are due Dec. 22; scholarships will be announced before the end of January.

Scholarships include full tuition for classes taken for completion of the certificate. All course work must be completed in one year or less. For more details and a nomination form, click here.

Business and sustainability also are in focus at an upcoming panel discussion. The event, titled "Defining Sustainability: People, Planet and Profit", will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at 1505 University Ave., Room 140, Boulder. Panelists include Kai Abelkis, Boulder Community Hospital sustainability coordinator; Dave Newport, director of the CU Environmental Center; Lauren Coyne, co-owner and education and outreach manager of Namaste Solar; and Cindy Carillo, founder and former CEO of Work Options Group. Geoffrey Rubinstein, director of the sustainable practices program, hosts the event, which is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to sustainable@colorado.edu.

Bookmark - Print - Share