Increase your Leadership Potential with Cornell's Management Academy Sustainability Training

Wednesday, October 25, 9am-12pm; East Hill Plaza 345 Training Room $50

(Jason Koski / Cornell Marketing Group)
(Jason Koski / Cornell Marketing Group)

Sustainability Core
Wednesday, October 25, 9am-12pm; EHP 345 Training Room, $50

100% of Cornell staff members have sustainability in their job description! Cornell University is committed to refining our operations, thereby contributing to more just and resilient futures for all people and our planet. Our Climate Action Plan outlines the need for all staff, faculty, and students to actively lead and co-create a culture of sustainability on campus. We welcome you to attend our 2-part session to become better equipped to lead sustainable change within your unit.

Part 1: Learn about climate change, the cause and the evidence, and how it is affecting agriculture, the foods we enjoy, and a lot more. Learn what Cornell is doing in response to this grand challenge, especially in research and outreach.  This is the main reason we need to focus on sustainability, like never before.

Part 2: Explore tools and strategies that will help you enact sustainable practices within your unit. Learn and utilize Cornell’s 4-part Sustainability Framework to better integrate sustainability into your everyday work.


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Sustainability - as stewardship of environmental resources and socially just practices - is one of the core Skills for Success promoted for all employees across the Cornell campus. And that Campus Climate Literacy is one of the key actions of Cornell's Climate Action Plan (CAP).

Why should sustainability be a part of your professional development plan? Employees at Cornell are critical members of the community who identify best and better practice for the creation of a sustainable campus, and are also included in Cornell's Climate Action Plan (CAP) as a target audience for increasing engagement and climate literacy, or an understanding of climate change impacts.And, skills for integrated sustainability solutions have been shown as key indicators of the success of senior leaders across industries, and senior leadership across American companies have identified 'sustainability literacy' as a core competency desired in employees at all levels.1

How can you increase your leadership capacity in this important career area?  Take advantage of the following upcoming opportunities to make an impact on your career, and your leadership potential at Cornell:

Other Professional Development Opportunities

Join the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee Focus Teams (PSCC)

Positions available on campus-wide leadership focus teams this Fall
The PSCC consists of approximately more than 150 members who serve on focus teams related to Buildings, Climate, Energy, Food, Land, People, Purchasing, Transportation, Waste, & Water. Network & collaborate across campus with faculty and staff, gain new connections and exchange ideas, and be a part of a high-level effort to achieve leadership goals for the campus using your expertise. Learn more about the PSCC and Focus Teams here, then click here to apply.  Membership applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Green Office
The Cornell Green Office Certification Program is a point-based, self–assessment checklist which offices use to assess, their current practices, set goals to initiate new practices and be recognized for their efforts in the following areas: Community Engagement, Energy, Green Events, Purchasing, Recycling, Transportation, and Waste.

Green Lab
In collaboration with Environmental Health & Safety, The Cornell Green Labs Certification Program aims to assist and educate lab users in Lab Energy Conservation, Green Chemistry, Solid Waste Management, Purchasing and Community Engagement


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