ISSP's Instructor-led Courses feature instruction in real-time, and participants have access to online forums, readings, and assignments. All sessions are recorded in case you are unable to attend the live session. Course materials, including session recordings, remain available for three months from the course’s start date. Attendance at live/online sessions is highly recommended, but never required. This allows students the flexibility to learn at their own pace while also benefiting from interaction with ISSP’s teachers and co-learners. Duration varies by course, but most take place over 4 weeks with weekly live sessions of 1 to 1.5 hours. ISSP members and members of ISSP Partner organizations can register at a discounted rate.

Courses at the ISSP taught me it’s all about relationships when it comes to a sustainability agenda. I started the courses enthusiastic about the content but downhearted about the opportunities for change where I work. I’m ending on a note of gratitude and delight because my fondest hopes for sustainability at my company are being realized. None of this change would have occurred without being enrolled at the ISSP. I learned that it takes a village to pursue a sustainability agenda.
— Andree Iffrig, ISSP-SA, LEED AP, Calgary, Canada
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Sustainability Planning & Reporting Kit

Walk through the steps of creating a comprehensive sustainability plan: from justification for your sustainability efforts, through impact assessment and determination of measures.

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Leadership Skills for Change Agents

Connect the dots between timeless leadership practices and how to transform an organization into a sustainable enterprise.

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Sustainability Management Systems

A Sustainability Management System (SMS) allows for systematic internal review, monitoring, and corrective actions for continual improvement.

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Understanding & Using Sustainability Standards

ISSP's “Understanding & Using Sustainability Standards” Course surveys the current landscape of standards and certifications for organizations, products, processs, supply chains, and services, generally known as Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS).

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Employee Engagement

Explore and understand more effectively how to develop a well-rounded approach to stakeholder engagement by successfully integrating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into your sustainability programs.

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Stakeholder Engagement

Sustainability professionals, at any level, will gain insights into a proven systematic process for engaging priority stakeholders and identifying material issues for action.

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Life-cycle Assessment

Gain an understanding of the scope, challenges, and possibilities in applying life cycle assessment to decision-making processes. This is a survey course on life cycle assessment. 

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Organizational Assessment

The “Assessing Organizational Sustainability” Course reviews the current landscape of sustainability assessment processes, tools, techniques, and ranking systems. The similarities and differences of the various types of assessments will be discussed along with when and how each is most appropriately used.