Time to Get Ready!

Take a class!

… for the ISSP Sustainability Associate Exam!

The demand for skilled sustainability practitioners has grown exponentially. 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) has developed standards of practice and professional certifications for sustainability professionals, including the credential ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA).

MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program, an ISSP Education Partner, has created a fully online course to help you prepare for your ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) exam.

This fully online course is 5 weeks long and requires you to spend 8 to 10 hours each week. Each week you will engage with 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 each week with the instructor offering guidance and feedback, but there will be no set scheduled meetings and students may work through each 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. This course is taught by MA in Sustainable Design faculty Holly Robbins , ISSP-SA.

>> Class begins 21 January 2020.  Register here today! <<


Want to learn more and meet Holly (and Denise) in person? Join us at the ACCO/ISSP Congress in Chicago December 9-12. Denise and Holly are offering a workshop for students and young professionals called The Future of Sustainability from an Early Career Perspective. Holly will be teaching a 4-hour course called Sustainability 101: The Basics, Brundtland & Beyond. Check out both here.


[image courtesy of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals]

Denise DeLuca / Director

Denise DeLuca is director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program and 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, a consultant 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 ground water interactions. Denise is based in Montana.

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Twitter: @MCADSustainDsgn