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Professional training events offered by ASU's School of Sustainability are designed for managers, project or team leaders, and those looking to advance into sustainability roles. Select courses may be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The Sustainability Opportunity: 3-Day Professional Certificate

School of Sustainability Professional Training
Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Earn a Professional Certificate in Sustainability Strategy from ASU’s School of Sustainability and W.P. Carey School of Business.

This course is designed for mid-career professionals in the private sector who want to create a decided advantage in the marketplace by reorienting their abilities. The program will focus on the organizational opportunities...

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Introduction to Composting Programs Workshop for Students

Sustainability After School Professional Training
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:30 a.m., Workshop begins
12:30 p.m., Meet & Greet Lunch with local SWANA members
5:30 p.m., Workshop ends

Risa Weinberger

  • Certified Manager of Composting Programs, SWANA

Do You See Garbage as a Resource?

ASU's ​School ​of ​Sustainability ​is ​pleased ​to ​partner ​with ​the ​Solid ​Waste ​Association ​of ​North ​America ​(SWANA) ​to ​offer ​a ​unique ​opportunity ​for ​students ​to ​explore ​the ​science ​and ​practice ​of ​the ​composting ​industry.

Covering the first four chapters of SWANA’s Managing Composting...

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Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience Webinar

Professional Training Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, July 13, 2017
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. EDT (10:15 - 11:45 a.m. AZ)

Lauren Withycombe Keeler

  • Moderator
  • Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

Shafaq Choudry

  • Leadership in Community Resilience, National League of Cities

Braden Kay

  • Sustainability Manager, City of Tempe, Arizona
  • Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Cooper Martin

  • Program Director, Sustainable Cities Institute, National League of Cities

The private sector and all levels of government are embracing resilience as a holistic, proactive framework to reduce risk, improve services, adapt to changing conditions, and empower citizens. In 2016, the National League of Cities (NLC) launched a Leadership in Community Resilience program to help elected officials, city staff, and...

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The Status of the Circular Economy Webinar

Professional Training
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
10:15 - 11:45 p.m. MST

Dan O'Neill

  • General Manager, Global Sustainability Solutions Services

The Circular Economy is more than minimizing waste generation. It is a "cradle to rarely reaching the grave" approach to the economy and human activity. Circular Economy concepts rest on comprehensive approaches to closing loops, thus transforming our linear extract-make-use-dispose economy and reducing human-kind’s use of Earth’s assets as well...

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Webinar: Integrated Land Use: What do Individuals and Societies Need from Landscapes?

Professional Training
Thursday, June 2, 2016
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. MST

Arianne Cease

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability and Senior Sustainability Scientist, ASU

Josh McFadyen

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability/School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and Senior Sustainability Scientist, ASU

Brian Robinson

  • Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, McGill University

The ongoing extensification of agriculture is leading to historically unprecedented tradeoffs between food production and other ecosystem services such as biodiversity, non-timber forest products, landscapes aesthetics, culture, and many others. These tradeoffs are global, and sustainability scientists examine the telecoupled effects of globalization on traditional land management and societies.


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Webinar: Wasted Food, Challenges and Opportunities in Partnerships and Consumer Behavior Change

Professional Training Sustainability@ASU Future of Food Walton Sustainability Solutions
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. MST

Dan O'Neill

  • General Manager, Global Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Christopher Wharton

  • Associate Professor, Nutrition Program, Healthy Lifestyles Research Center, College of Health Solutions

Among the many growing challenges to food system sustainability, wasted food may be one of the greatest. Food losses from production to consumption decrease food availability for those who need it the most, stress waste management systems, and impact the environment in significant ways.

Dan O'Neill, Christopher Wharton from ASU and...

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Assimilating Sustainability into Public Service

Professional Training
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Colin Tetreault

  • Manager, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Instructional Professional, School of Sustainability
  • MA, 2010

Nicole Darnall

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar
  • Associate Professor, School of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Public Affairs

This seminar is a collaboration between Bob Ramsey Executive Education and the School of Sustainability.

Is sustainability a priority in your organization? Is it important to your constituents? In this seminar, you will learn practical applications of sustainability within the context of public service:

- What...

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Webinar: Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change

Professional Training Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, October 29, 2015
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Ann Kinzig

  • Chief Research Strategist and Director of Research Development, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Juile Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of

In an era rocked by climate change and other large-scale disruptions, our cities must be resilient to survive and thrive. But what does that mean, exactly? This webinar will use the lenses of urban sustainability and resilience thinking to explore many pressing questions about the practical, day-to-day management of cities...

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Southwest Region Climate Fundamental Academies Workshop

Professional Training
Postponed. To be rescheduled in Jan/Feb 2016

Learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus for the Southwest United States. The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of two-day training academies produced and offered in partnership with the Arizona State University School of Sustainability.

The first workshop is a...

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Sustainability/CSR Reporting Certification for Students

Professional Training Sustainability After School Sustainability@ASU
Friday - Saturday
October 23 - 24, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Do you envision a world where sustainability guides every organization’s decision-making process?

So does the Global Reporting Initiative, which established standardized reporting guidelines used by organizations of all sizes – from academic to corporate, governmental to nonprofit. Using GRI’s guidelines, organizations account for the economic, environmental and social impacts of their...

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Webinar: Food System Resilience in an Era of Globalization and Environmental Change

Future of Food Professional Training
Monday, October 19, 2015
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. MST

Hallie Eakin

  • Associate Professor, School of Sustainability

Jennifer Hodbod

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Bruce Rittmann

  • Regents' Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

As food systems have become increasingly interconnected and interdependent globally, their resilience must be considered from both biophysical and social science perspectives. Our panelists discuss the sensitivity of local and global food systems to a variety of disturbances, ranging from peak phosphorus, water scarcity and drought, to renewable energy policy...

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