sustainability CSR WorkshopsThe Centre for Sustainability and Excellence(CSE) is launching its 3rd North American Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Certification Workshop on June 17 – 18, in San Francisco, CA, USA. The workshop is a two-day intensive program for all professionals responsible for the management of Sustainability, who may acquire the skills and competencies required to become Qualified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners and earn an internationally recognized business qualification. The workshop is recognized by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). 

Green Economy Post readers who mention Green Economy when registering to receive a 25% discount off of the regular rate for participation.

The Accredited Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Workshop is designed for professionals within the following fields: General Management, Environmental Services, Public Relations, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications. Participants will gain an advanced understanding of Sustainability (CSR), acquire appropriate skills and knowledge leading to added value and authenticity to their organizations, as well as earn an internationally recognized business qualification.

This  workshop acts as a stepping-stone for organizations that want to progressively implement sustainability into their operations. At present, more than 120 professionals have attended the workshop  in Athens, Brussels, Chicago and Dubai. The Practitioner’s workshop has been designed for all professionals responsible for the management of Sustainability, CSR, Marketing, and Public Relations activities of their organizations.

Sustainability Roundtable Event

The CSE Sustainability Roundtable Series Event will follow day one of the IEMA training. The CSE and TerraPass, the well-respected offset provider based in San Francisco, are proud to host this no fee event. On June 17, at 5:30pm the CSE will host a roundtable discussion around the topic of sustainability in the supply chain, titled, “Measuring & Addressing Environmental Impacts throughout the Entire Life Cycle and Supply Chain”.  The roundtable event is an effort to engage business professionals responsible for implementing Sustainability into their operations and supply chains.  All interested professionals must RSVP at info@cse-northamerica.org.

Trainer: Nikos Avlonas & Visiting Experts

Key issues to be covered:
This  2-day course enables participants to acquire the skills and competencies required to become qualified CSR practitioners. Through specialized, detailed, and highly focused training, it provides them with the tools and necessary practical framework to improve CSR decision making, manage risks, measure performance, and to create and leverage partnerships.

The value of CSE training events comes from the small group workshops that are held over the two days. This approach allows participants to learn of the experiences and approaches of their peers working in the field, while also taking direction from CSE trainers.

Upon completion of the course, the trainees are able to apply their knowledge in all levels of Sustainability and CSR from the development and implementation of effective CSR strategies, to reporting and communication.

Course programs and agendas can be provided upon request.

The key topics to be covered include:

* CSR AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS
* GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE
* FUTURE TRENDS AND LEGISLATION OF CSR AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE U.S. AND WORLDWIDE
* THE STAKEHOLDER APPROACH AND CSR
* GREEEN AND SOCIAL CAUSE RELATED MARKETING
* GLOBAL STANDARDS/MODELS/GUIDELINES AND TOOLS FOR PRACTICAL CSR INTEGRATION
* CSR AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
* CSR ACTION PLAN FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION (PREREQUISITE FOR PRACTITIONER QUALIFICATION)

The next Sustainability CSR Practitioner Workshop will take place in Washington D.C., U.S.A on September 13-14, 2010.  Green Economy Post readers who mention Green Economy when registering to receive a 25% discount off of the regular rate for participation.

About Centre of Sustainability and Excellence
CSE is a training, advising organization & Think Tank with offices in Chicago, Athens, Brussels and Cyprus specialized in providing sustainable development solutions to various corporations and institutions. CSE is a GRI organizational stakeholder since 2007 and a GRI certified training provider. CSE represents the outcome of the cooperation between experts and scientists, who deal with, apply and provide support in the most advanced practical methodologies towards sustainability, while adhering to social and environmental criteria. Through its network of international partners, CSE offers coaching in a vast array of advising services promoting Sustainability & Excellence to Organizations, Society and Governments. CSE is operating in more than 10 countries.

For more information please visit the The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence web site or  contact Nick Andrews at nick@cse-northamerica.org or call 773 714 5065.

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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.