The Certificate program is currently on hold and under review.
The Leonard Transportation Center's certificates in Sustainable Transportation and Logistics prepare students to lead sustainable initiatives that address the growing concerns about environmental and social issues both internally in their organization and externally in their supply chains and surrounding communities.
Four certificates targeting different transportation and logistics professionals are offered: carriers, warehouses, public transit, and transportation policy. Each certificate consists of a general overview course on the Triple Bottom Line sustainable followed by three customized courses. Each course is a 10-hour module, which includes 8 hours on-site lecture, group discussion, case studies, and practical workshops plus 2 hours of online learning, benchmarking, and more group discussions. Students receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of four courses. Courses are offered every month on Fridays and Saturdays.
Four courses are offered for people employed by carriers (rail and truck), warehouses and distribution centers, public transit agencies, and transportation planners and policy makers in government agencies and think tanks. Except for the first general overview course, the other three courses in each certificate program are customized for the specific industry studied and its current challenges and issues.
Program Overview Course: Stainability Concepts: The Triple Bottom Line:
The TBL concept is a theoretical framework that guides transportation and logistics decisions. The concept of economic, social, and environmental planning as a cornerstone for building a successful and dynamic society is highlighted with best practice examples from business and the public sector.
Course 1: Benchmarking and Case Studies
- Study of best practices and case examples of programs in action
- The EPA Smartway Program: what is and how it works
- Identification of similar projects in the peer group
- Discussions of what works and what doesn't
Course 2: Sustainable Operations: Measurement and Tools
- Overview of specific tools available to organizations to address the Triple Bottom Line
- Introduction of sustainable tools (e.g. ISO 14000, WBCSD, and Carbon Footprints)
- Identification of specific opportunities / projects in their organization
- Development of readily applicable sustainable and profitable projects
Course 3: Sustainable Operations: Long Term Success Strategies
- Identification of the obligatory components of a Triple Bottom Line strategy
- Identification of the key steps to move to their future desired state
- Justification of the key steps internal and external change management factors that will need to occur
- Development of a sustainable project plan for their organization's TBL journey
The concept of stainability will be the essential driver of long-term strategy and short-term decision making for the 21st century. Traditional business education may not have prepared managers for the monumental impact and complexity of this topic. The Leonard Transportation Center's Program is designed to fill that void with an integrated approach combining science, economics, management and social sciences.