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Master Certificates in Sustainable Innovation Online


Earn your master certificate from the University of Vermont by completing just three eight-week courses. All coursework is conducted 100% online, so classes never interrupt your busy schedule. Discover the most convenient way to add powerful new skills and credentials to your resume with UVM. Master Certificate in Sustainable Innovation • Principles & Strategies for Sustainability • Sustainable Operations • Sustainability Best Practices & Implementation Master Certificate in Sustainable Campus Innovation • Principles & Strategies for Campus Sustainability • Sustainable Campus Operations • Campus Sustainability Best Practices & Implementation

People, Planet and Profit: Discover How to Protect Them All With the Leader in Sustainability Education – 100% Online
There’s a reason increasing numbers of people in all areas of expertise are seeking to sharpen their sustainability skills: Today’s organizations must adopt new sustainable operation models in order to survive and thrive. The University of Vermont’s online sustainability certificate programs can help you master the latest sustainability topics and trends, and enable you to implement the best practices of this vital discipline to boost your organization’s bottom line, build a positive image in the community and do your part to protect the environment.

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Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont (UVM) combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. It is the fifth oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown).

Institute for Global Sustainability
UVM established the Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) in 2007 with the mission of educating students and citizens to serve as leaders in the transition to a sustainable world. By offering new sustainability programs online, UVM, through IGS, continues to build upon its distinguished record of environmental leadership – one that earned the university an “A” rating from the College Sustainability Report Card in 2011.

Position your organization as a sustainability leader and establish yourself as an authority in one of today’s most in-demand fields with a Master Certificate in Sustainable Innovation or a Master Certificate in Sustainable Campus Innovation. Earn valuable credentials online around your busy schedule. No classroom attendance is ever required.

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• UVM has been named one of America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report • UVM received an “A” for its sustainability efforts in the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card, the only independent evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada • UVM’s Dudley H. Davis Center was awarded “Excellence in Innovations for Sustainability” in recognition of its commitment to solving environmental challenges through innovative and environmentally sustainable practices • The Dudley H. Davis Center received LEED Gold recognition from the Green Building Council

Through our state-of-the-art e-learning system, you’ll be immersed in a multimedia environment that lets you study at your convenience, around your busy schedule. Each course is carefully designed to maximize your interaction with fellow students and instructors. In fact, many students find they participate and enjoy themselves more in this online program than they ever did in a traditional classroom.

The University of Vermont is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of six regional accreditation agencies nationwide. The undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the School of Business Administration are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Virtual Classroom
Our online classroom is second to none! With dynamic features such as online chat rooms, streaming video and discussion boards, you’ll get rich, real-time interaction – it’s just like being in the classroom, live, on the Internet.

Online Support
Through virtual office hours, facultymonitored chat rooms, discussion boards and email, your professors and classmates are just a click away. So you can get the help you need, when you need it. It’s a great way to meet, collaborate and network with professionals from across the nation and around the world.

Online Video Lectures
Watch and learn from industry professionals as they deliver lectures and course material online via streaming video – when and where it’s convenient for you. And unlike a classroom, you can pause, rewind and review any portion of the lecture so you completely understand the material before continuing your studies.

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Each three-course online program leads to a master certificate from one of America’s finest universities. It’s the ideal way to gain superior credentials and the most in-demand skills you can use right away. And when you complete any of our programs, you’ll add the prestige of a great school to your resume, plus you’ll be recognized as a leader within your organization. Unlike traditional hotel seminars and other training options that lack depth of content, our programs feature the nation’s foremost experts in a wide variety of business fields. You’ll have several weeks – not several hours – to read course materials, discuss key topics with professors and classmates, review streaming video lectures, and work on class assignments at your convenience, 24/7. And you can add the workbooks and CD-ROMs to your personal library to reference long after you’ve completed the program.

Continuing the university’s distinguished tradition of environmental stewardship, UVM’s sustainable innovation master certificates are ideal for those who want to improve their knowledge of sustainability, social responsibility, and environmental science in either a business or higher education context. Each of the three courses in these video-based programs – presented online by noted professors and environmental experts – builds on the last, giving you new skills you can apply immediately. Complete either certificate track to gain expertise and credentials that can position you to lead sustainability initiatives within virtually any discipline or organization.

Master Certificate in Sustainable Innovation
The Master Certificate in Sustainable Innovation provides a comprehensive understanding of concepts, tools, methodologies and strategies that can enable your organization to establish itself as a sustainability pacesetter. By creating a culture that balances its own economic needs with a firm commitment to environmental and social responsibility, your business can become more profitable and competitive – and secure its standing as a top corporate citizen. Consisting of three eight-week certificate courses – Principles & Strategies for Sustainability, Sustainable Operations, and Sustainability Best Practices & Implementation – the program can help you become proficient in critical sustainability practices and principles. Discover must-know ways to: • Reduce operating costs through new energy-saving and waste-reducing techniques • Boost productivity and profitability by tapping into emerging sustainability trends • Protect and promote your brand’s profile in the community through the responsible use of natural resources • Contribute to a cleaner, more productive environment by minimizing your enterprise’s carbon footprint and other negative impacts

Master Certificate in Sustainable Campus Innovation
The Master Certificate in Sustainable Campus Innovation was developed to help state and community colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education play a critical role in fostering a sustainable future. Consisting of three eight-week certificate courses – Principles & Strategies for Campus Sustainability, Sustainable Campus Operations, and Campus Sustainability Best Practices & Implementation – the program provides training for the environmental leaders of tomorrow, supports the quest for applied solutions, and better enables institutions such as yours to serve as models of innovative practices and sustainable systems, campuses and communities. Discover must-know ways to: • Institute advanced sustainable campus operations – green purchasing, efficient energy and water use, waste management, recycling and transportation best practices – that can lead to significant savings in costs and resources • Cultivate new generations of environmentally conscious citizens by engaging students in sustainable campus initiatives • Establish and maintain your university’s reputation for environmental advocacy • Increase enrollment potential by appealing to eco-savvy prospective students

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PrOgrAM fACULTy SPOTLIgHT Master Certificate in Sustainable Innovation
Jennifer Woofter, BS, MS, MA, is the Founder and President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting (SSC). She currently manages the SSC Consultant Network, an association of over 650 professionals with expertise in virtually every area of sustainability. Ms. Woofter holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Oregon and an MA in Political Science from Virginia Tech. She also holds an MS in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden, where she studied under Karl-Henrik Robert, Founder of The Natural Step.

The University of Vermont’s online courses are taught by real-world experts, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in instructional development and delivery. Their expertise in the field of sustainability and interactive teaching methods creates a dynamic learning experience, which is enhanced by a combination of virtual classroom collaboration tools, online instructorled discussions and streaming video. Accomplished sustainability experts. The faculty of Vermont’s sustainability certificate programs is comprised of accomplished sustainability authorities currently practicing in the field, and ranges from consultants to renowned academics. Among them are PhDs, MBAs, LEED-certified professionals and seasoned engineers in sustainability. Published authors/writers. Instructors for the university’s sustainability programs include recognized experts whose articles have appeared in respected industry journals.

Master Certificate in Sustainable Campus Innovation
Debra Rowe, PhD, is the President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, which convenes members of the business, education, community, government and faith sectors to catalyze sustainability initiatives. She is also Founder and Director of the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability. Dr. Rowe holds a PhD in Business from the School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan. She also holds an MA in Psychology and an MBA in Business from the University of Michigan. Dr. Rowe earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

Faculty members for UVM’s online sustainable innovation programs include distinguished industry experts with experience and credentials in a variety of specialized areas within the field of sustainability.

Master Certificate in Sustainable Innovation
Kimi Ceridon, MS Erik Froyd, MBA Roya Khaleeli, MS Christina Meinberg, MBA Paulina M. Migalska, MA Robert Pojasek, PhD Michael Roys, PhD John Silkey, MS, LEED AP Jessica Vreeswijk, MBA

Master Certificate in Sustainable Campus Innovation
Brian Dunbar, LEED AP Becky Fedak, MS, PE Kathleen G. Kerr, EdD Brandon T. Moore, MBA, LEED AP (BD+C/ND) Mike Shriberg, PhD Julie Sieving, PE, LEED AP Jeanne S. Hart-Steffes, PhD Dave Wortman, MS Chris Yalonis, MBA

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CErTIfICATE PrOgrAM TUITION Master Certificate in Sustainable Innovation
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Michigan State University, Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, the University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, Florida Institute of Technology, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University and Dominican University. One simple call connects you to a broad range of benefits. You will be assigned a program representative who serves as your contact for nonacademic issues – answering questions about financing options, helping you to enroll in the next class and more. Technical support personnel are available 24 hours a day and other professionals are also easily accessible every step of the way. Principles & Strategies for Sustainability Sustainable Operations Sustainability Best Practices & Implementation TOTAL Special Package: All three courses (a 16% savings) Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Earn 4.5 CEUs for each eight-week course. $1,980 $1,980 $1,980 $5,940 $4,995

Master Certificate in Sustainable Campus Innovation
Principles & Strategies for Campus Sustainability Sustainable Campus Operations Campus Sustainability Best Practices & Implementation TOTAL Special Package: All three courses (a 16% savings) Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Earn 4.5 CEUs for each eight-week course. $1,980 $1,980 $1,980 $5,940 $4,995


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COrPOrATE PrOgrAMS Unleash the Power of Your Organization
Establish a corporate training program and position your organization for positive results. Contact us today for complete details.

What You’ll Get
A well-educated workforce is the first step toward corporate success. Along with saving your company valuable time and money, you’ll provide your employees with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to lead improvement initiatives that result in measurable sales growth, economic value, customer satisfaction and retention, and employee satisfaction and motivation. These skills will help increase your bottom line and create a streamlined work environment.

Start With a Pilot Program!
Register a group of your employees in an online class, and see how their newly acquired knowledge increases productivity and impacts your bottom line. This pilot program offers the following services to your organization: • Exclusive corporate pricing • A unique, expert-led online session to “kick off” the course • A survey of employees after class to ensure quality and satisfaction • An end-of-course review with corporate managers • All employees will be in the same online class

Put your staff on the road to success with sustainability training from the University of Vermont! Getting started is easy. Contact us today for complete details.

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