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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SUNY ESF and O'Brien and Gere launch "Leading Sustainability in Public, Private and Nonprofit Organizations"

SUNY ESF, in partnership with the Syracuse and Philadelphia offices of O’Brien & Gere, are launching an exciting program to help individuals who are responsible for thinking strategically and technically about their institution’s sustainability agendas: Leading Sustainability in Public, Private and Nonprofit Organizations."

The program will help sustainability officers gain a better understanding of the aspects of institutional plans and operating procedures that are critical to future success and how to close the gap between best intentions and practice. Leading Sustainability will prepare key personnel to meet current and future challenges by being better able to initiate, establish, and advance sustainability planning, implementation, and reporting in a variety of organizational contexts.

The program is designed to accommodate working professionals with two opportunities to participate. Options are a two-day seminar on the SUNY ESF campus in Syracuse, New York on either: Tuesday, September 21 from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM; - or - Friday, October 1 from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. After completing this two-day program, all participants will engage in a series of facilitated work sessions and three Webinars. These three sessions are: Thursdays, October 7, October 14, and October 21, 2010 from 4:15 – 7:00 PM.; The program will culminate in an on-campus session: Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 8:15 AM – 1:15 PM.

Participants will work with a team of experienced practitioners and instructors who will provide:
  • Real-world examples of the benefits and costs associated with the adaption and use of renewable technologies and sustainable practices; and
  • Authoritative and reliable perspectives, recommendations, information and resources that will inform r sustainability-related decision-making, practice and policy.
To learn more and register:  

With support from a New York State Department of Labor grant through CNY Works, this program is available at a substantially reduced cost.