Become an ISSP-SA this summer!

Take a class!

MCAD’s Continuing Education department is offering a short course to prepare people for the ISSP-SA (Sustainability Associate) exam.

ISSP Sustainability Associate Exam Prep – Summer 2018

The demand for skilled sustainability practitioners has grown exponentially in the past three decades. As businesses, nonprofits, and governments worldwide have adopted sustainability-focused practices, the need for professionals with the expertise to guide them has never been greater. To build sustainability professionals’ credibility in the eyes of clients, colleagues, employers, and the public, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) developed standards of practice for sustainability professionals. This online course will help prepare professionals applying sustainability to their industries for the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) exam.

The course is 5-weeks long. Each week there will be a range of learning activities, including readings, videos, journaling exercises, quizzes, and more. Students will be working through the ISSP-SA Study Guide throughout the course. There will be due dates throughout each week with the instructor offering guidance and feedback, but there will be no set scheduled meetings and students may work through each’s week’s content on their own time. At the end of the course students will be prepared to take the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) Exam. The cost of the exam is not included. / This course is taught by Wendy Jedlička, ISSP-SA. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Class begins 9 July 2018.  Register here today!


Denise DeLuca / Former Director

Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MASD alum Stephanie Koehler. She also teaches with the Amani Institute.

Denise’s previous roles include Education Director for the International Living Future Institute, Project Manager for Swedish Biomimetics 3000, and Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute. Denise is a licensed civil engineer (PE) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on modeling landscape-scale surface and groundwater interactions.  In addition, Denise is a Biomimicry Fellow and a member of the Advisory Council of The Biomimicry InstituteBoard Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), on the editorial board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering, and an Expert with Katerva. Denise is based in Oregon.

contact:  [email protected]