Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.34
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2014
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Emory University
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.06 / 5.00 Emily Cumbie-Drake
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Initiatives
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

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A copy of the list and brief descriptions of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

A list and brief descriptions of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems
Students in the program, designed in conjunction with Emory University’s Environmental Health and Safety Office, will be trained in conducting analysis at multiple levels and establishing priorities for gap resolution. Basic tools that can be used on multiple management system components are provided to assist with connecting system components during implementation. Tool templates include a road map that illustrates implementation status, a compliance register, an inspection scorecard, a process map, beta testing, and metrics that illustrate value. Academic Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals and others working within life science and research-related organizations are welcome in this four-day workshop.

Landscape Design I: Understanding the Site
Intended for hobbyists, amateur landscape designers and professionals wishing to broaden their residential design skills, the course will provide vital foundational concepts for creating functional crowd pleasing landscape plans. Students will learn to assess landscape conditions found in typical residential settings as well as outdoor room components popular in today's market. Basic design terms and processes and creating a base map, site inventory, and an analysis map will also be covered.
Landscape Design II (Residential): Designing Winning Landscape Plans
In the second part of the foundational course for our landscape design program, students will use the skills developed in part one to create functional landscape diagrams and apply preliminary design guidelines and principles. By learning and practicing basic graphic skills, students will be able to create visually appealing plans. Students will then draw conceptual master plans using and demonstrating an understanding of the master plan process including the use of form and spatial compositions. Incorporating the elements of sustainability will be woven through every lesson.

Right Plant, Right Place: Succeeding with Plants
Designed for the person who wants to get down and dirty with plants that really work in the garden--no high maintenance, low tolerance plants allowed. Learn to use the best plants for your area and how to create stunning plans that thrive for years to come. Learn how to select the right plant for the right place and stop wasting time and money on plants that look miserable for years.

Sticks and Stones: Hardscapes Made Simple
No matter how good your skills are with plants, you will never be a complete landscape designer if you do not understand how to effectively design walls, patios, decks, fences, and arbors. Come learn the fundamentals and secrets of hardscape construction by taking your designs to a whole new level. Using wood, stone, bricks, and mortar can be expensive and time-consuming, so don't take chances.
Bringing the Master Plan to Life: Mastering Plan Graphics
Bring your landscape plans to life by adding dynamic colors, graphics and pictures. No matter how great your designs are, you need a way to communicate your vision and this class will show you how.

This is the class that pulls all your landscape design skills together. You will choose a real project, interview the client, analyze and inventory the site, develop a design program, create a beautiful design and finally put together an installation budget. This is the class that ties together all the phases of landscape design and gives you confidence to tackle your next project.

Landscape Painting with Wayland Moore
Improve your technique and paint with confidence—further your knowledge of this fascinating medium from an internationally recognized artist with limited edition prints in galleries thought the United States. This class will offer personal assistance to students wishing to enhance their individual artistic profiles. Students are advised to register with previously established knowledge and ability with acrylics.

Special Events Intensive: Nuts and Bolts
Logistics day brings you an overview of venue selection, vendor selection, and the tips and tricks to work in and with both critical elements. Understand contracts and how to negotiate the best deals to support your message. Develop effective and realistic timelines for event production. Consider the environmental impacts of events and how to minimize negative consequences. Special emphasis on event safety and creating outdoor event spaces safely and effectively.

Special Events Intensive: Event Technology
Get up close and personal with the latest in special event technology which can change take an event to new levels. We'll explore technology on the backend (guest registration, planning software, etc.) and the tools-of-the-trade integrated into event environment including lighting (hands on), sound, and projection. Learn what it takes to do-it-yourself, choose environmentally friendly technology options, and how to speak a common language with technology vendors. Explore a 3D event CAD rendering program with real-world examples from major events planned in the area.

Principles of Design
Explore the latest color and design trends and how to use them to create spaces that inspire. Examine the characteristics of fabrics and learn how to select effectively the appropriate fabric for the scheme, including mixing patterns and colors. Create eye-catching rooms by discovering the levels of quality and best uses of furniture. You will be introduced to simple, computer assisted software applications that will allow you to change colors and other design elements in real time on your computer screen. This class will also reveal the importance of incorporating “green design” into your master plan and why green is now a standard in the design industry.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program:

The sustainability certificate program includes 25 class sessions over three separate courses and a final capstone project. Sustainability presents both opportunities and challenges to us as individuals and as leaders within local and national institutions. This certificate will explore the difficult dilemmas presented by the profound paradigm shift of sustainability and provide case studies of how Atlanta area pioneers are responding. With attention to concrete strategies for change as well as leadership skills, the certificate will offer the student a firm foundation for leading change toward a more sustainable future. Alternating among specific topics such as water, energy, and food, the course will strengthen understandings of the interconnected challenges on national, regional, and local levels. Personal dimensions of change are also important, and we develop our resilience and capacities to lead over the long term.

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