Cornell Supports Your Professional Development Through Sustainability

Increase your leadership potential with these opportunities for developing your career...

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Did you know that 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:

2016 Professional Development Opportunities
Summer / Fall Sustainability

Our Rapidly Warming Climate: What is Going On and What Can We Do About It
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Noon OR 3pm, Clark Hall
Presenters: Michael Hoffmann, Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture and Sarah Brylinsky, Sustainability Communications & Integration Manager, Energy & Sustainability
As part of a day-long series of professional development seminars, this session will provide an overview of the causes of climate change and how our changing climate is altering the world around us. Examples of what Cornell is doing to address climate change will be shared along with what we can all do in our workplace and beyond.

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.

Sustainability 101: Cornell Management Academy
Fall Date TBA, more information and registration here: https://www.hr.cornell.edu/life/ods/odfs.cfm 
Learn valuable management skills related to sustainability, decision-making, and leadership in this course.


Refreshing Management Skills for Facilities Services Supervisors
December 5, 2016 10am - 11:30am (For IPP Employees only)
Session 7 of this 8 session program will focus on using sustainability learning and skills to achieve unit goals, and elevate your own career success through sustainability programs and literacy.

Climate Change Speaker Series
Details coming soon. Click here to find out about last semester's speaker series.

Skills for Success
Integrating sustainability into the workplace is an overarching principle of Cornell's Skills for Success and is key action of the Climate Action Plan.

Green Ambassadors
Green Ambassadors are college/unit staff and faculty interested in community well-being and sustainability. Green Ambassadors also help facilitate the Green Office and/or Green Lab certification(s) for their workgroup and space. Interested in joining the force? Sign up here

College Engagement Program
The College Engagement Program uses monthly themes and college specific data to educate the Cornell community on sustainable actions. Click here to find out more.

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

1http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2015/09/10/sustainability-skills-needed-for-21st-century-business

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