Sustainability Consulting Best Practices Webinar

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 Sustainability Consulting Best Practices Webinar


1 hour Webinar, 12 noon - 1 pm EST

Green Team Lunch & Learn




Webinar Description

What skills and knowledge are required to provide consulting services in Sustainability?  What are the "best practices" for early success?  In a recent survey of Sustainability and CSR professionals, 50% said they acquired their sustainability knowledge and skills through experience.  But, in a world where Sustainability and CSR is part of an urgent global movement for change, we need an army of credible, skilled and knowledgable Sustainability and CSR consultants now.  

Will O'Brien has spent a lifetime as a business consultant, sustainability practitioner, mentor and instructor to new sustainability professionals.  He is bringing his highly regarded "Sustainability Consulting Projects" program to the Sustainability Learning Centre.   

Learning Objectives

In this introductory webinar we will provide an overview of the upcoming Sustainability Consulting Practices Course (to be held Fall, 2014) and the approach that Instructor Will O'Brien's takes in his Best Practice Sustainability Consulting Program.  He provides insight on:

  • The principles and best practices related to sustainability planning.
  • Processes for engaging stakeholders and determining client requirements, and developing a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) to enable achievement of the client’s goals.
  • Models for developing, implementing and evaluating policies, programs and environmental management systems in support of sustainability.
  • Analytical, consultative, project management and team skills.
Trainer and Subject Matter Expert

Will O'Brien, JD, MBA

Program Manager, MBA in Social Change & MBA in Sustainability, Clark University Graduate School of Management

Will is an accomplished business executive, change agent, entrepreneur, consultant, teacher and attorney. 40 years experience in business start-ups, service management, professional services, marketing, project management, web operations and in managing large global teams. He is committed to developing current and future business leaders to become environmental stewards; i.e., reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption and operating costs. 

Current responsibilities & recent accomplishments:

* Teaching MBA, MS and graduate Environmental Science Students various Sustainability Management courses plus CSR & Social Entrepreneurship. Program Management of MBA concentrations in Social Change & Sustainability.

* While at Clark University, Will spearheaded the development and implementation of an MBA with a concentration in Sustainability...launched March 2012.

* Management of Sustainable Business Leader Program (SBLP) helping small businesses to go green in Greater Worcester Massachusetts.

* Summer 2011-12: through partnerships with Energy Development Center (EDEC) in Ho Chi Minh City In early 2012, SBN trained EDEC leadership and staff on SBLP. Summer 2012, a Clark graduate student, Chelsea Wang, interned at EDEC and helped the organization prepare to implement SBLP in Vietnam.

* June 2012, Hanoi: served as instructor at Vietnam National University in Hanoi as part of Benedictine University Asia Institute's Executive Education Program. 

*June 2012, Hanoi: with Ruby Bui conducted a Green Business Seminar for 45 Vietnamese business owners to help them reduce operating costs, improve business practices and reduce environmental footprints. Sponsored by the Vietnamese Institute for Environmental Research and Duc Viet Environmental Technology Co.

* July 2013, Beijing: with Chelsea Wang conducted a Green Business Seminar at Peking University (PKU) in Beijing sponsored by PKU's College of Environmental Science.
Who Should Attend

This course will be of value to:

  • New Sustainability Managers, Green Team Leaders, CSR Managers or individuals making a career change into this area.
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