MCAD Becomes ISSP Education Partner

About the MA Program


MCAD and the MA in Sustainable Design program are pleased to announce that we are a new Education Partner with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP). This new role as an ISSP Education Partner will help MCAD to continue to provide high quality sustainability education and training to our MASD students as well as to the general public.

MCAD’s Continuing Education department will begin offering short courses to prepare people for the ISSP-SA (Sustainability Associate) exam later this year. Learn more about the ISSP and the Education Partner program.

Stay tuned for more information about this budding relationship!


Image courtesy of the ISSP Education Partner program.


Cindy Gilbert / Former Director

Cindy is founder and director of Alula Consulting which specializes in innovative online and sustainability education projects for educational institutions, non-profits, and corporations. Recent clients include The Lemelson Foundation, VentureWell, Green Building Research Institute, University of Montana, PBS, Silverback Films, and more. Cindy has taught numerous courses and workshops, around the world and online, in the fields of biology, sustainability and biomimicry.

Cindy was the founding director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program for 7.5 years which is home to the fully online, multidisciplinary MA in Sustainable Design (MASD) that is the first of its kind in the world. In this role, she fostered a culture of awareness and creativity through sustainable, innovative and collaborative design. Before MCAD, she served for nearly four years as the founding director of university education at the Biomimicry Institute where she developed and managed all higher education programs, including the professional certification program, annual education summits, affiliate and fellows programs, and design challenges. Cindy is based in Montana. Please contact her through LinkedIn.