ISSP's Instructor-led Courses feature live instructors in real-time virtual interactions and 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, will be available for three months from the course 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 instructors and with 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.

Course participants who complete the requirements will earn a Certificate of Course Completion and ISSP Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

Be sure to check out our self-study courses if you want to take a class at your own pace.

Courses
Nov 5, 2018 COURSE: Leadership Skills for Change Agents (November 2018)
Connect the dots between timeless leadership practices and how to transform an organization to a sustainable enterprise. The “Leadership Skills for Change Agents“ course prepares sustainability professionals at any level in the organizational hierarchy, and external consultants / advisors, to design business models for success in the 21st century. It helps sustainability...
Oct 2, 2018 COURSE: Sustainability Management Systems (October 2018)
A Sustainability Management System (SMS) allows for systematic internal review, monitoring and corrective actions for continual improvement.  Management systems are the key to ongoing progress and embedding best practices. An SMS (sustainability management system) allows for systematic internal review, monitoring and corrective actions for continual improvement. ISSP...
Sep 5, 2018 COURSE: SPaRK Sustainability Plan and Reporting Kit (September 2018)
Walk through the steps of creating a comprehensive sustainability plan: from justification for your sustainability efforts, through impacts assessment and determination of measures. The resulting plan also sets you up for reliable and pain free reporting. At the end of the course you will have a “draft” plan and experience applying each of the key steps of the process. As part...
Jul 17, 2018 Sustainability ROI Workbook: A Swiss-Army-Knife Tool for Sustainability Professionals (July 2018)
New Dates coming for 2019! Crafted by expert corporate sustainability strategist, Bob Willard, the Sustainability ROI Workbook is a new, free, open-source, downloadable set of Excel spreadsheets. They frame a comprehensive and compelling cost-benefit analysis for any sustainability-related proposal. This live-online course orients users to the need for a better business case...
Jun 13, 2018 COURSE: Life Cycle Assessment | The Basics (June 2018)
New Dates coming for 2019! 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. Participants will learn the steps involved and gain a basic understanding of the scope, challenges and possibilities in applying life cycle assessment to decision-making...
May 8, 2018 COURSE: Assessing Organizational Sustainability
New Dates coming for 2019! All sustainability professionals need to be able to assess an organization. This requires knowing what to look for and having a solid suite of practices to recommend. This course provides sustainability professionals with an understanding of how to assess an organization's progress on the path to sustainability, identify new opportunities and develop...
Mar 6, 2018 COURSE: Employee Engagement (2018)
New Dates coming for 2019! Stakeholder Engagement is an essential component of risk reduction and opportunity optimization for organizations.  In addition, it is a requirement of sustainability reporting under frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standard’s Board (SASB).   Engage International's Wendy Firlotte will...
Feb 20, 2018 COURSE: Stakeholder Engagement (2018)
New Dates coming for 2019! Stakeholder Engagement is an essential component of risk reduction and opportunity optimization for organizations.  In addition, it is a requirement of sustainability reporting under frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).  The Sustainability Learning Centre's Kathryn Cooper...