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Sustainable Leadership

SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

The Sustainable Leadership Certificate Program at Lackawanna College is designed to provide you with the knowledge to support sustainable practices in any industry. The program will prepare you for a leadership role in organizations committed to sustainable practices. In nine months, you will be able to solve problems and launch sustainability initiatives within businesses and organizations.

Through our online sustainability leadership certificate, you will learn how to use systems thinking and problem-solving skills to gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of sustainability that encompasses economic, social, and environmental issues.

The program develops leadership and management skills by exploring issues involving sustainability. This sustainability leadership training is perfect for anyone interested in becoming an efficient leader because it encourages a productive workforce and reduces expenditure costs.

The certificate program also prepares students to take the International Society of Sustainability Professional’s Sustainability Associate Test (ISSP-SA), which is an internationally recognized credential.

Apply to our Sustainable Leadership Certificate Program today!

WHY ENROLL IN OUR SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

Our 16-credit Sustainable Leadership Certificate Program provides the foundation you need to become a sustainability professional in under nine months!

According to a 2020 study, sustainability careers are increasing as business leaders are aligning sustainability with their business goals, missions, or values. In 2012, 45% of sustainability hires were from outside of existing companies. In 2020, that figure was 67%.

That means more companies are hiring for newly created sustainability roles!

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WHAT’S INVOLVED IN OUR SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

The Sustainable Leadership Certificate is a nine-month 100% online program. The curriculum is well-suited for almost any industry, profession, and employment level, including but not limited to corporate and small business, travel, hospitality, transportation, education, healthcare, science, and the food industry.

Students take five three-credit courses and a one-credit capstone class.

Sustainable Leadership Certificate courses include:

  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Resource Economics
  • Leadership for Sustainability
  • Framework for Sustainable Businesses
  • Sustainable Project Proposal
  • Sustainable Leadership Capstone

Students must have a high school diploma or GED. For students interested in taking one sustainability leadership course, acceptance will be based on a selective admissions process, if seats are available.

WHY CHOOSE LACKAWANNA COLLEGE?

You will receive your certificate from an accredited institution that is committed to keeping higher education accessible and affordable. Learning online with Lackawanna College is flexible. Our students take one class at a time, which helps you find the perfect work-school-life balance. The program is ideal for working professionals, high school graduates, or anyone who is looking to add a credential that will set you apart from other job candidates.

At Lackawanna College, we offer some of the most affordable certificate programs in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Tuition for our Sustainable Leadership program varies by semester, and the rate is based on a $520 fee per credit, with fees and books. The current tuition rate is based on $520 per credit plus fees and textbooks:

Fall Semester: $3,120

Winter Intersession: $599

Spring Semester: $3,640

Total program cost: $7,359

*Tuition is subject to change.

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As you have seen, job candidates who have completed sustainability leadership training will continue to grow in demand over time. Sustainability is more important than ever before, and Lackawanna College is ready to help you respond to that need.

If you are interested in enrolling in Lackawanna College’s Sustainable Leadership Certificate Program, contact the Lackawanna College Environmental Center at (570) 842-1506.

We look forward to hearing from you!

ACCREDITATION

Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Office of Education.

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