The seminar series aligns mid-career leaders with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Broadening participants’ understanding of the Global Goals, and enhancing professional networking.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.–With its mission to advance systems thinking and the Triple Bottom Line, the California Green Academy (“CalGreen”) is proud to announce the acceptance of its Chief Sustainability Officer, Greg Justice, into the spring cohort of the prestigious Young Professionals Sustainable Development Goals seminar series (“YPSDG”).
The series is a professional development program for young professionals looking for opportunities to coordinate their careers with the UN Agenda 2030, or make a career transition to a different sector or industry, while focusing on some, or all of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The program consists of four monthly half-day sessions at the University of San Francisco, with 30 hours of self-study. Through panel discussions–a dialogic process called “World Café”–documented with the Collective Narrative Methodology, and curated peer-learning, participants deepen their understanding of the UN SDGs; explore possibilities to contribute to UN Agenda 2030 in different sectors and industries; work on developing the ‘right’ mindset and appropriate skills to contribute to real change; learn about relevant tools, resources, and networks; as well as, develop a relationship with a mentor, who is well-positioned to support specific career short- and long-term aspirations of the mentee (participant).
“The opportunity to take part in the YPSDG series is incredibly appreciated by myself, and our Board, and CalGreen values every moment for professional and organizational development and networking, especially given our organization’s full integration of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Universal Declaration of Humans Rights, into all governance and administrative matters. We further value the hard work of YPSDG program director Fedor Ovchinnikov, UNA-SF President Mary Steiner, and USF-MNA program director Dr. Marco Tavanti,” stated Greg Justice, Chief Sustainability Officer.
The series is an effort between the United Nations Association–San Francisco Chapter (“UNA-SF”) and the University of San Francisco’s Master of Nonprofit Administration (“USF-MNA”) program. Participants receive a certificate following completion of their training and assignments, in addition to, expansive peer-to-peer and networking opportunities. The series occurs biannually in spring and fall cohorts, and additional series information can be found online, or through: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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