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Approx. 15 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Implementing Change: The basics

5 videos (Total 34 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Change Models- Three States; Driving and Resisting Change8m
Implementing Change- One Person's Experience5m
Implementing Change- A More Complex Example7m
Leveraging Roles and Role Expectations7m
1 practice exercise
Graded Quiz on "the basics" Good luck!16m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Implementing Change: Practical Considerations

5 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Process Choices: When others must be 'sold'10m
Gaining Support - Stakeholder Commitment Analysis10m
Gaining Support - Preference (Interest) Mapping9m
Change Politics: Examples to Analyze12m
2 readings
Interest Mapping Form - Blank10m
Commitment Chart - Blank10m
1 practice exercise
Graded Quiz: More on implementing change20m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Green Design

7 videos (Total 69 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Lesson2: Green Design and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)10m
Lesson 3: Labels & Certification7m
Lesson 4: Advertising and Greenwashing9m
Lesson 5: Doing an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)12m
Michelle Reott - The Importance of Design15m
Honors: LCA Assignment4m
3 readings
Green Design Resources10m
Slides from video lectures10m
Honors: LCA assignment10m
1 practice exercise
Green Design/LCA Quiz16m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Sustainability Reporting

5 videos (Total 32 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lesson 2: More on CSR Reporting8m
Roger Stace - An introduction to CSR reporting11m
GRI - Sustainability Reporting Starters Kit1m
GRI Reporting Standards2m
3 readings
Sustainability Reports for Discussion10m
Slides from Video Lectures10m
KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 201510m
1 practice exercise
CSR Reporting Quiz14m
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Top reviews from More on Change and Sustainability

By RHApr 4th 2018

Another great course in the Sustainability Agent specialization. I recommend!

By PBMar 19th 2018

Great content! Very applicable to work i am doing in the industry

Instructors

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John Byrd

Senior Instructor
Managing for Sustainable & Finance
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Kenneth Bettenhausen

Professor
Management

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent Specialization

About the course This specialization is for anyone who would like to improve how their company or organization impacts the environment, people and communities. We will introduce you to some of the key concepts and tools of sustainable business, then teach you how to be an effective change agent. By the end of the specialization you will have the skills to create an effective sustainability proposal and know who you have to convince, and what they need to be convinced. The Classes Class 1: First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability Identifying a good first project, writing an effective proposal, financial analysis & sustainable thinking. Class 2: More on Change and Sustainability Implementing change, green design, sustainability reporting, examples from practitioners/ Class 3: Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes Climate change, carbon footprinting, Context-based sustainability and science-based targets, water and energy, workplace sustainability issues, and supply chain impacts. Class 4: Comprehensive Case The capstone class haps you put all the pieces together as you produce a complete proposal for change! This proposal can be based on a case we have written or for your organization, or both....
Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent

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