Infusing Sustainability in the Workplace Certificate Topics This is a cross sector certificate for professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors that work in sustainability, planning, management, operations, environmental services, public works, energy planning and economic development or corporate sustainability. Participants will be able to assess where their organizations are now and how to make a difference in the area of sustainability. They will learn to be change agents and to build capacity within themselves and their organizations. Register Now Program at a Glance Students complete forty-five hours of training to receive the Public Sector Conflict Resolution Certificate from the Hamline School of Business Center for Public Administration and Leadership and 4 Continuing Studies credits. The program is deliberately scheduled to span two calendar years so the cost of certification is spread over two budget cycles. Cost for the program is $1,325. Time Requirements Participants commit to six 7.5 -hour sessions over an eight-month period, starting in September 2014. The class meets on third Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Schedule Session 1: Friday, September 19, 2014Session 2: Friday, October 17, 2014Session 3: Friday, November 21, 2014Session 4: Friday, January 16, 2015Session 5: Friday, February 20, 2015Session 6: Friday, March 20, 2015 Degree Candidacy All participants are eligible to earn the certificate and Continuing Studies credits regardless of prior academic experience. Eligible students who wish to earn master's level elective credits toward the Master of Arts in Public Administration at Hamline University must meet the requirements for admission to the Hamline School of Business and complete additional academic work in the class. About The Instructor Richard Strong, Senior Research Fellow at Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota, holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture from North Dakota State, a Masters degree in Urban Planning from McGill University and a Masters degree in Design from Harvard University. Rich has worked in both private and public sectors, in governmental and university settings, over the last 30 years. He practiced architecture with several Minneapolis firms and in his own firm during the 70’s and 80’s. Rich was one of the initiators of the Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide while a project manager at Hennepin County during the 90’s. He has taught sustainable design at Carleton College the last three years. Currently he is involved in monitoring the Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines and developing standards for the Sustainable Building 2030 initiative at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches in the Masters of Science – Sustainable Design in the College of Design, and he also teaches Sustainability at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.