We are happy to announce that IEMA International Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice is now available for the first time in Tbilisi, Georgia. IEMA International Diploma course will be delivered by Make UK, only accredited organization that holds rights from IEMA on the provision of this course. Studies will be delivered in the English language.
Until present, IEMA International Diploma courses were available only in the UK, in Make UK venues. SDSC made an agreement with Make UK and starting from December 2019 IEMA International Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice will be available in Tbilisi making SDSC the only provider offering this course outside the UK. It is this unique position which should highlight the quality of SDSC and the fact that Make UK have looked to partner SDSC should be seen as a huge endorsement to the organisers of this course in Georgia.
The IEMA International Diploma will benefit managers, advisers, consultants and others with a specialist environmental or sustainability role, who wish to build their strategic knowledge and skills. It addresses a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues and topics, including environmental and social risk identification, strategies for improving performance and personal effectiveness to instigate and lead change.
The programme enables delegates to gain the knowledge needed to progress to Full Membership of IEMA (MIEMA) and Chartered Environmentalist status (CEnv). It is delivered in three one-week modules (15 days total spread out over year period), one week per quarter and Diploma can be obtained within one year.
Mid and Senior Level leaders working for private companies, international organizations, government agencies in the field of Environmental, Social, Regulatory Compliance, Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Quality, Education and are on the positions to initiate and implement changes within their organizations in the direction of sustainable business development.
Program in Tbilisi will be led by James Wise – Sustainability Lead of Make UK.
James is the National Sustainability Lead based in the Sheffield office. A Fellow Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and a Chartered Environmentalist, James has worked in the environmental field for over 18 years. James is responsible for maintaining and delivering a range of accredited environmental training courses and was responsible for the development of the current IEMA Diploma course. Prior to joining Make UK James worked for over 20 years holding a number of positions including Group Environmental and Sustainability Manager roles, he was responsible for maintaining legal compliance, waste reduction efforts and reporting to a number of voluntary and legislative schemes.
- Biodiversity and natural capital
- Natural cycles
- Global environmental issues
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation
- Carbon footprinting
- Energy security
- Resource security
- Stranded assets
- Water risk
- Social aspects of sustainability
- The business case for sustainability
- Sustainability good practice
- Sustainable procurement
- Circular economy
- Resource efficiency/management systems
- Transparency and reporting
- Ethics and leadership
- Corporate governance – strategic risks
- Organisation structure and culture
- Managing change
- Communication skills
- Financial modelling
- Building effective teams
Prospective candidates should be aware this is a professional level qualification approximately equivalent to Masters’ degree level (level 7).
Prospective delegate shall meet one of the following criteria:
- Practitioner level Membership of IEMA or equivalent (NEBOSH qualification);
- Educational background in Environmental sciences or Sustainable Development;
- Practical experience in HSEQ disciplenes (Health and Safety, Environment, Quality) or Sustainability role would be preferable.
Candidates are expected to be fluent in English. Final admission decision to the program will be made after the personal interview.
Assessment of each module is a workplace-based assignment (8-12 weeks), giving delegates the opportunity to combine work and study directly as the assignments will be of benefit to employers.
On successful completion of the course, delegates will gain the IEMA International Diploma SBP qualification (DipSBP), recognized and respected worldwide. The Diploma is regarded as the highest-level qualification in professional networks.
The programme enables delegates to gain the knowledge needed to progress to Full Membership of IEMA (MIEMA) and Chartered Environmentalist status (CEnv).
International employment opportunities.
4,995 GBP (equivalent in GEL according the official exchange rate published by the National Bank of Georgia on the day of payment). Price includes taxes, course materials, meals, guidance, and mentoring throughout the course.
IEMA is the largest professional body for environmental practitioners in the United Kingdom and worldwide, with nearly 15,000 members.
The member received updates on current environmental law and legislation, and the group organizes over 100 regional events on environmental topics to communicate current best practice guidance. It also publishes The Environmentalist magazine 12 times a year, publishes the Practitioner best practice workbooks on individual environmental themes, and organizes national conferences that feature national experts and opinion.
IEMA membership aims to ensure that candidates are knowledgeable, competent and highly trained. Environmental jobs are listed on IEMA’s website – www. Iema.net
Make UK formerly known as EEF (Engineering Employers’ Federation) was formed in 1896 and merged in 1918 with the National Employers’ Federation. A history of the EEF cited in states that the original purpose of the EEF was “collective action to protect individual firms and local associations, the preservation of the ‘power to manage’, and the maintenance of industrial peace through established procedure.”
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On successful completion of the course, delegates will gain the IEMA International Diploma SBP qualification (DipSBP), recognized and respected worldwide. Diploma is equivalent to UK Level 7 qualification. The Diploma is regarded as the highest-level qualification in professional networks. The programme enables delegates to gain the knowledge needed to progress to Full Membership of IEMA (MIEMA) and Chartered Environmentalist status (CEnv).
Unlike a regular postgraduate study programs, IEMA International Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice course is an in-depth program and it goes beyond theory, drilling down to practical learning and giving valuable solutions to existing challenges faced by the professionals working in the broader field of sustainable development. The group dynamic of problem-solving real business challenges, guided through the practical learning and moderation of an education and industry expert, drives real-world results.
IEMA International Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice course proves to be a cost-effective with providing the same quality education program for the same price as in the UK, and convenient with it’s location in Tbilisi. SDSC is the only provider offering this course outside the UK. Therefore, course participants from Georgia and neighboring countries won’t need to travel all the way to the UK committing additional resources to international travel, accommodation and visa costs.
When done right, a high level professional training and study program is delivered by industry experts who are also educators. It’s one thing to stand up in front of a group of peers sharing your thoughts and experiences; it’s another to develop a custom training program designed to specific learning outcomes that have immediate impact on the business. Further, practical experts deliver a program based on real-world experience (successes and failures), and can answer questions based on that practical experience beyond their understanding of industry theories. Program in Tbilisi will be led by James Wise – Sustainability Lead of Make UK, who indeed fully meets the above description of an industry expert and educator.
In addition to the individual learning, course participants will be challenged to problem solve as a group through shared and learned experiences. This unique team-building experience will certainly contribute to establishing new professional connections and expanding participants’ network.