Sustainable Professional Skills Certificate: Overview

At a Glance

Program Type
Certificate (Non-Credit)
Delivery Method
Field of Interest
Professional Skills
Certificate Courses
Days of Week
8 weeks, 4.0 CEUs

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Shape Your Success in a Changing World!

Looking to elevate your professional career and thrive in the ever-evolving world of work? Explore the possibilities with SSU's Sustainable Professional Skills Certificate Program!

In today's dynamic job market, adaptability and innovation are the keys to success. Our program empowers you with the skills necessary to excel as a flexible, tech-savvy, and innovative professional. We understand the importance of enjoying your work while being a problem solver and innovator. Join us to transform your career aspirations into reality.

Program Structure

The Sustainable Professional Skills Certificate program covers a wide range of essential skills to help you thrive in today's evolving work environment. Our curriculum consists of eight key courses, each designed to provide you with practical knowledge and real-world skills:

  • Career Branding and Networking: Learn how to build your personal brand and expand your professional network.
  • Communication and Self-awareness: Enhance your communication skills and increase your self-awareness for better interactions in the workplace.
  • Organizational Behavior and Perception: Understand the dynamics of workplace behavior and perception.
  • Time Management and Stress Reduction: Master time management techniques and reduce stress to improve productivity.
  • Internal Motivation and Personal Ethics: Cultivate internal motivation and ethical decision-making skills.
  • Writing and Speaking: Improve your written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working with Diversity: Learn how to collaborate effectively with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-Leadership and Positive Influence: Develop the skills needed to lead and positively influence in any work setting.

Candidates for this program include:

  • Early to Mid-Career Professionals: Individuals who are looking to enhance their skills and adapt to the changing professional landscape. This program equips them with the tools to stay relevant and advance in their careers.
  • Recent Graduates: College graduates who want to build a strong foundation of essential professional skills before entering the workforce. These skills will give them a competitive edge in job applications and interviews.
  • Entrepreneurs: Aspiring entrepreneurs who are planning to start their own businesses or work independently. The program helps them develop the critical skills required to manage their ventures effectively.
  • Career Changers: Those considering a career change and transitioning into a different field can benefit from acquiring new skills that are in demand in various industries.
  • Individuals Seeking Career Advancement: Professionals who aim to climb the corporate ladder and take on leadership roles can leverage the program to sharpen their leadership, communication, and self-awareness skills.
  • Freelancers and Independent Contractors: Individuals working as freelancers or in the gig economy can improve their time management, networking, and self-leadership skills to succeed as independent workers.
  • Anyone Embracing Change: Individuals who recognize the importance of adaptability and continuous learning in a rapidly changing job market. This program empowers them to thrive in an ever-evolving work environment.

Certification Completion

Upon successful completion of all eight courses, you'll earn the prestigious Sustainable Professional Skills Certificate from Sonoma State University. This certificate is your ticket to a successful and fulfilling career in today's ever-changing job landscape.

Join us on this transformative journey to enhance your professional skills, boost your career prospects, and thrive in the future of work. Don't miss the opportunity to invest in yourself. Apply today, and let's shape your sustainable professional future together!

Fall 2024

Registration is now open.

Course begins on Monday, September 16.

Course Fee: $825.00
Duration: 8 Weeks
Delivery Method: Asynchoronous, instructor led - students choose the best time that fits their schedule daily to participate in class
Instructor: Craig Nathanson

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