About the Course
Environmental stewardship and sustainability are becoming guiding principles for all forward-thinking organizations. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has been at the forefront of environmental stewardship for over 90 years and is committed to developing the next generation of scientists, business leaders, policy-makers, natural resource managers, and educators to meet the unprecedented environmental and allied social challenges of the 21st century.
This Professional Certificate program will guide anyone with an interest in environmental management to a) obtain literacy in environmental issues, b) use data of different spatial scales to drive decision-making, and c) effectively communicate environmental policy across a broad spectrum of constituencies.
We will explore the evolution of environmental management among pioneering thought-leaders in conservation ecology and will utilize invaluable supplementary reading to understand how their essential texts remain relevant to this day.
Further, we will explore how early conservation and environmental movements were shaped by the reality of politics, policy, and science. Finally, we will explore how today’s environmental managers inform effective policy when using a participatory, transdisciplinary approach to socio-environmental management and justice.
Environmental decision-making requires an approach that best matches your skill sets and organizational needs with crucial environmental issues.
We will explore case-studies of the management of large, complex systems, investigate how to scale and transfer the lessons learned from these case studies, and explore strategies for integrating coupled human and natural systems. From these global examples, including the Chesapeake Bay, the world’s best studied estuary, you will learn how to develop solutions to your organization’s unique socio-environmental challenges.
What you will learn?
- You will create your personal philosophy for advising policy-makers, business leaders, and other environmental stakeholders on issues related to environmental management and sustainability.
- How to use case-study analyses to develop effective recommendations for best-practice environmental policy.
- How to communicate scientific findings that are accessible and compelling to all target audiences.
- How to develop comprehensive socio-environmental report cards that explain complicated systems in a format geared toward action.
- Communicating Science Effectively- A springboard for action
- Making the Grade- Developing socio-environmental report cards to effect change
- Socio-environmental Management- Integrating politics, justice & stakeholders
- Decision making in Environmental Management- Case studies & practical application
₹39,619 For the full program experience
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