Course Description

CPD in Sustainable Green Organisation

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is an Engineers Ireland Registered Training Provider. This programme is CPD-approved by Engineers Ireland.


Sustainability is as much about people as it is about energy and economics. This course introduces participants to a socio-technical systems model of sustainable organisations, contextualising the organisation’s role between individual decision-making and the services, infrastructure, technology and policies in society. Participants will gain in-demand sustainability leadership skills and strategies for managing risk, facilitating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) integration, and creating long-term value for shareholders and society.

The course aims to provide students with:

  • An understanding of what the sustainability of an organisation is and how it can be measured.
  • The ability to conceptualise the organisation as a socio-technical system with sustainability as a key outcome.
  • An understanding of the psychosocial, organisational, contextual, and societal factors influencing sustainable behaviours.
  • An appreciation of leadership and change management strategies needed to design and deliver effective sustainability initiatives.

What Topics will you Cover?

  • Sustainability and the role of organisations.
  • Systems thinking and sustainability.
  • How organisations can become more sustainable.
  • Change management, leadership and sustainability initiatives.
  • Social psychology and sustainability.
  • Individual psychology and sustainability.
  • Design for sustainability.

Who is this Course For?

Sustainable organisation consultants, sustainability managers or those with specific sustainability responsibilities in their organisation. The course is also suitable for participants who may wish to pursue a future role in the area of sustainability.

Who Teaches the Course?

Assistant Professor Sam Cromie and Assistant Professor Siobhán Corrigan of Trinity College Dublin, along with relevant industry professionals where applicable.

This is a seven-week course divided into seven sessions. Each session will comprise several offline learning elements, such as watching introduction videos or preparing some questions for discussion, complemented with a one-hour live webinar. The webinar and study material will be accessed via our student learning platform, Blackboard.

On successful completion participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion.

For more information, you can download our Course Brochure.

Dublin, Ireland
College Name Trinity College Dublin
Course Category Business, Environment & Energy Management
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Fee 1,500
Course Duration This is a seven-week course divided into seven sessions. The Autumn sessions will run from Thursday 28th September to Thursday 9th November, while the Spring sessions run from Thursday 18th January to Thursday 29th February.
Course Times The course will run as a one-hour live webinar every Thursday from 5:30pm-6:30pm (Irish time).
Awarding Body Trinity College Dublin
Entry Requirements For the best online experience, we recommend using Chrome as your default browser, along with a USB (or other) headset with built in microphone.
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