COURSE: S-CORE™ Sustainability Assessment Tool (JUL 2014)
This course prepares sustainability professionals to be licensed S-CORE™ assessors so they can help organizations evaluate progress on the path to sustainability, identify new opportunities and develop a plan for the next stage of the journey. Click here for more information about S-CORE™.
Participants will learn how to use S-CORE™ for organizations at all levels of sustainability implementation, from organizations newly embracing sustainability internally to sustainability leaders who are engaging customers, suppliers and other stakeholders and seeking to change their industries and regions. The course will cover the ten common functional areas and practices common to all organizations as well as the practices in the S-CORE™ sectors supplements for industries such as manufacturing, construction, utilities and government.
Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Define the core functional areas and practices common to all organizations.
- Describe the evolutionary stages for those practices as an organization becomes more sustainable.
- Evaluate the practices of specific organizations and create a S-CORE™ report with the results.
- Determine how the S-CORE™ benchmark data can be used to identify best practices opportunities for collaboration.
- Conduct S-CORE™ assessments and create S-CORE™ reports for any size organization.
Successful completion of the course earns an elective credit towards the ISSP Certificate and allows the participant to become a licensed S-CORE™ assessor with access to the S-CORE™ benchmark data and reporting system. Once licensed, S-CORE™ assessors pay a small per-use fee that allows ISSP to maintain the database. Membership in ISSP is not required to be a licensed S-CORE™ assessor, although ISSP members receive discounts on the training and use fees and are eligible to work with other ISSP members to create new S-CORE™ sector supplement
SCHEDULE: This course is delivered online via four weekly 1.5 hour live webinars and includes a 24/7 online 'classroom' experience. The webinars are scheduled for Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm PDT-US. Check your timezone HERE.
COURSE BOOK: Please allow yourself enough time to pre-order the required book for this course: The Business Guide to Sustainability, 2nd Edition, by Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard, 2009. The cost of this book is NOT included in the registration fee.
Maureen Hart, ISSP's Executive Director, is an internationally known expert on sustainability indicators and metrics and the author of the Guide to Sustainable Community Indicators. Prior to joining ISSP, Maureen was the founder and owner of Sustainable Measures with 20 years of experience in measuring and reporting on progress toward sustainable development at the business, community, regional and national levels. In 2011, Sustainable Measures developed the on-line version of S-CORE™ in collaboration with S-CORE™ creators Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard of AXIS Performance Advisors. Maureen managed the S-CORE™ website, the S-CORE™ benchmark database, development of S-CORE™ sector supplements, and training for S-CORE™ licensees from 2011 until early 2014 when S-CORE™ became the property of ISSP.
Times below are Pacific Time US (Portland)
|Workshop Rate USD||$ 450.00|