Executive Education in Social Standards

About Executive Education in Social Standards


The executive education programmes are one-week courses while the stand-alone short courses are designed as 2- or 3-week courses. Both are professional and proficiency capacity building programmes. They are inter-disciplinary in nature, drawing upon the diversity of environmentally related departments and disciplines. The trainings will assist in developing human resources and capacity in managing environmental risks and impacts of public and private sector institutions, consulting communities as well as the academic institutions where these and long-term academic environmental standards curricula would be developed and delivered.

Philosophy


The programmes are designed to develop human capacity in Environmental Standards and to produce competent, intellectually mature, ethical and socially responsible environmental standards professionals.

Aims and Objectives


The main aim of Environmental Standards executive education programmes and short courses is to produce competent, intellectually mature, ethical and socially responsible environmental resource management professionals while the specific aims and objectives of the programmes are to:

  • Create in participants an awareness and comprehension of a wide range of environmental challenges and opportunities in the immediate and wider region;
  • Provide comprehensive knowledge of management systems, legal framework and socio-cultural issues pertaining to utilization of natural resources;
  • Develop skills and knowledge for translating the theory and concepts of resource management and Environmental Standards into practice relevant to communities and work places today.

Duration


Environmental Standards executive education programmes are expected to last for no more than one week or five work days. Other short courses should last for a minimum of two weeks and should involve coursework and field work as well as a capstone project submitted for evaluation prior to completion.

Target Audience


These courses are designed to improve the competence of those aiming to develop a career in environmental standards as well as for managers, supervisors and safety professionals who are taking on environmental responsibilities drawn from the public service, private sector and civil society organizations as well as graduates and the unemployed.