This Week's News
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Education Partner Program and the inaugural group of Education Partners: Everblue Training, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Santa Clara University, Western State Colorado University, and Wilkes University. Each of these organizations has demonstrated high-quality sustainability education and training offerings, accreditation by a recognized accrediting body, and alignment with ISSP’s mission of making sustainability standard practice around the world.
The ISSP Education Partner program is designed to recognize those organizations that provide existing and aspiring sustainability professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to meet existing and future challenges. In addition to being showcased on our website and in promotional material, Education Partners receive special access to ISSP educational resources and a variety of marketing benefits. Each Education Partnership includes 2 individual ISSP memberships for faculty and discounted memberships for other staff and students. If your organization is interested in joining us as an Education Partner, learn more and apply now!
Starts Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
In order to track and maintain progress on your organization's sustainability goals, you've got to develop an SMS - a Sustainability Management System. Taught by veteran sustainability consultant and ISSP co-founder Dorothy Atwood, our Sustaining Sustainability workshop walks participants through developing an SMS and sustainability metrics, maintaining continuous reporting, and prioritizing next steps as a plan comes together. It's a great introduction to the project management side of sustainability initiatives, and an important resource for any sustainability professional trying to make change in their industry.
Classes begin October 5th. ISSP members can audit the course for only $30! Register and learn more here.
An article based on the results of ISSP's 2015 Sustainability Hiring Survey has been published in the most recent issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record. Authored by ISSP co-founder Dorothy Atwood, ISSP member Kristen Coperine, and ISSP Executive Director Maureen Hart, the article provides insight on the desired skill sets, the impact of education and certifications on hiring decisions, and future trends for hiring sustainability professionals. Free downloads of the article are available through September 19. A summary of the research findings is also available on the ISSP website.
Whether you are looking for your first job in the sustainability field or seeking to advance your career, there are several ways to make yourself rise to the top of the résumé pile. In this self-study module, you will learn some of the best practices for professionals looking to begin or advance their career in the sustainability field. Topics range from career planning to gaining sustainability experience and acing the interview. Now through October 15, in celebration of the back-to-school season, ISSP members can gain access for only $30! Learn more and register now!
We want to hear from you! Since we made our survey available earlier this summer, more than 100 of you have shared your opinions about what professional development offerings you would like to see from ISSP. If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to provide your thoughts and suggestions by completing our eight-question survey.
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