Leadership for Sustainable Development, Advanced Certificate
The 15-credit Advanced Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Sustainable Development is designed to build human capacity to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The University of the West Indies (UWI) and SUNY Empire State College (ESC) will cooperate, sharing expertise and teaching to educate students on sustainable development. The concept of sustainable development being taught in this program goes beyond the traditional ways of measuring growth and looks to improving well-being and the quality of life for all. This would involve engagement with all segments of society in planning and implementing development initiatives with a view to leaving a better world for subsequent generations.
The certificate will introduce students to the basic concepts underlying economic development and how they play out in real world situations. Students will be introduced to various concepts relating to sustainable development and the challenges to achieving it at national and community levels. Having focused on these concepts, the program will introduce students to leadership issues in for-profit and not-for profit sectors and public organizations including international and regional multi-government agencies such as the United Nations.
Program Delivery and Tuition Rate
This certificate is delivered through online courses and is billed at the non-MBA rate.
The program will comprise five courses of 3 credits each, giving a total of 15 credits. Six credits will come from UWI courses and nine from ESC courses as indicated in the course listing below.
|University of West Indies Courses|
|ENVR 6600 Advanced Concepts for Sustainable Development 1||3|
|ENVR 6610 Policy Formation, Governance and Ethics 1||3|
|Empire State College Courses|
|CAED 6010||Principles of Community & Economic Development||3|
|CAED 6040||Stakeholder-Sensitive Business Models||3|
|MGMT 6105||Leadership in Public & Nonprofit Organizations||3|
The suggested enrollment sequence would have a student taking ENVR6600 as one of their first courses and ENVR6610 as their last.