New online sustainability management certificate helps professionals improve manufacturing, products, corporate practices

The University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education's new online, self-paced Certificate in Sustainability Management helps professionals contribute to their organization’s bottom line while alleviating the negative environmental impact of their operation.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (July, 28, 2021) – University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education just launched an online, self-paced Certificate in Sustainability Management. Participants who complete the four-course program are better positioned to contribute to their organization’s financial wellbeing while alleviating the negative environmental impact of their operation.

Amin Sabzevari teaches the certificate courses and is a professional engineer, trainer and certified carbon reduction manager with more than 20 years of engineering and training experience. His experience spans engineering, procurement and construction management in power generation, oil and gas, petrochemical processes, off-shore platforms, mining projects, water treatment projects, waste management, reclamation, green-field and brown-field facilities projects across three continents.

“My way of describing sustainability is to do our due diligence and to know the impact of our action on our environment and make sure next generations will have the same resources we have currently,” Sabzevari said.

Sabzevari’s courses are for anyone who wants to make sustainability an important part of their organization’s operations. No prior background or experience in sustainability is needed, and federal employees are eligible for a discount. The course sequence focuses on how to improve the long-term sustainability of a company through manufacturing processes, commercial products and corporate practices. Courses include:

Those who complete all four courses will receive a certificate stating they have earned 9.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 96 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

“We are excited to add this valuable certificate to our portfolio of professional programs,” said KU Lifelong & Professional Education Vice Provost Sharon Graham. “This offering not only fulfills our responsibility to provide timely and high-quality professional education, but also our responsibility as global citizens supporting more sustainable practices.”

Learn more about this new online program and get a sneak peek of course content:

About the University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education

KU Lifelong & Professional Education supports the teaching, research and public service missions of the university, contributing to postgraduate professional education, workforce development, distance learning and quality of life for Kansans and worldwide communities. Its programming includes Professional Programs, Aerospace Short Courses, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute. Combined, these programs teach more than 30,000 individuals a year in every county in Kansas, across the United States and internationally. It is headquartered at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas.

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