To reinforce your learning and support the course content, our courses integrate videos from industry experts, industry-relevant examples, interactive activities and knowledge check questions. You will also be provided with a glossary and additional resources to further support your learning.
Below is an overview of the courses required for this certificate. Each course has a pre-and post-assessment so that you can identify gaps in knowledge and see improvements after learning.
1. Professional Communications
In any workplace, success is built on effective communication with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders. Communication skills can often take years of trial and error to develop, however, this course gives you the opportunity to build your communication skills quickly. By providing techniques to overcome typical communication barriers, adopt effective body language, deliver engaging presentations, resolve conflict, and more, this course can help hone effective and professional communication.
- Fundamentals of Communication
- Communication Styles
- Non-Verbal Communication
- Listening Skills
- Communication Methods
- Conflict Management
- Technical Communication
2. Technical Writing Basics
Writing starts with collecting data and ideas. The challenge is to take this information and communicate it in a way that is both comprehensive and easy for your readers to understand, despite their technical background. This is a key skill for the environmental workforce.
This course is intended to help you develop your ability to write efficiently and with confidence. You will learn how to produce strong project deliverables and build the business-writing skills that matter most for environmental professionals.
- Using Language
- Environmental Impact Assessments
- Select the Right Content and Format
- Technical Reports
3. Project Management Basics
Good project managers need to apply organizational, communication, and leadership skills every day. This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the skills and other knowledge areas that are the most important to good project management. Additionally, you will also learn how to balance the triple constraints of scope, time, and cost.
This course also provides an overview of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) while using environmental project examples and scenarios.
- What is Project Management?
- What Makes a Good Project Manager?
- Project Management Fundamentals
- Integration, Scope, Time, and Cost Management
- Stakeholder, Risk, Communications, Quality, and HR Management
Once you have completed these three courses and assessments there will be a final feedback survey. After completing the survey, you can claim your official Essential Skills 100 certificate!