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Embracing Sustainability in the Workplace (UF)

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It’s a smart business practice and the right thing to do.  Find out how to implement sustainability solutions for your workplace. Gain practical information for yourself and your employees to begin on Monday morning.  Brand your organization in the world of environmental stewardship. Your instructors will detail and deliver practical approaches and applications toward implementing sustainability with guidance in planning procedures. 
Take back practical tips on operating your indoor environments to consider air, water, lighting, fitness, nutrition, mind and comfort.  For anyone pursuing a career in a company or in government where there is an effort to build awareness and to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship and overall social responsibility. 
Unit 1
The Business Case for Sustainability
-Concepts of Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profit. 
-The Return on Investment ( ROI )
-Human Capital Indicators and Employee Engagement
-Transparency for Stakeholders
-Reducing Energy Use Saves on the Bottom Line
Unit 2
An Internal Sustainability Plan
-Initial Assessment of Current Business Model
-An Office Task Force is Essential
-Designing a Mission Statement 
-Basics on Environmental Accounting and Reporting 
-Monitoring and Evaluation
Unit 3
Wellness in the Workplace 
-New Value Proposition for Well Offices
-Wellness Concepts: Air, water, light, fitness, nutrition, comfort and mind
-Risk vs Reward of Wellness Features
-Sick Building Syndrome 
Unit 4
Inner Company Initiatives That Work
-Office Procedural Strategies
-A Strategy for Resource Management
-Assessing Current Supply Chain and Purchasing Procedures
-Tools to Track Sustainable Products and Verify Healthy Purchasing
-Suggestions For Greening Your Office

Course Objectives

1. You will be able to engage staff and co-workers to concentrate on efficient environmental practices and to develop internal planning and policy procedures. 

2. You will gain the ability to implement sustainable business procedures and policies with practical applications.

3. You will be able to measure and monitor the effectiveness of company office sustainability procedures.  

4. You will be able to identify the benefits of implementing healthier building renovations, establish energy saving policies, develop greener purchasing, water and waste procedures and initiate green fleet initiatives. 

5. You will be able to apply practical approaches and resource conservation measures that affect corporate culture.

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Class Details

4 Sessions
Online 24/7


Thom Lowther 

CEUs : 1.6



Registration Closes On
Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/5/2018 - 11/30/2018 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Thom Lowther 

Contact Us! - 952.358.8343
Normandale Community College - Continuing Education

9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System