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Impactful Sustainability

Learn from practitioners who have successfully implemented an impactful plan for sustainability within their organizations. Engage in interactive exercises that will enable you to implement your sustainability action plans.

This is a HOW-TO course for Best Sustainability Practices (BSPs)

We will go in-depth on the most relevant topics including: Thriving Through Culture Change and Transformation; Life Cycle Assessment: Turning the Value Chain into the Value Cycle; Adapting Sustainability to Best Manage Risk; Innovation: The sign of a Healthy Organization. We will also explore Water Issues Facing Communities and Businesses and learn about the Manufacturing Perspective.


Launching and Implementing an Impactful Sustainability Program

Do you want to start a sustainability initiative in your organization but are uncertain how to proceed? How do you gain support and build the business case? What are the most important tasks that will set the right tone for your effort?

This course will lead you through various analytical tools to help you build an implementation plan customized for your organization. You will hear from business professionals who have had success in implementing sustainability plans in their own organizations. This is a 'roll up your sleeves' course which will give you the tools you need to succeed.

Who should attend? Building/Operations professionals, CEO's, Facility Managers, Health Care Facility professionals, Industry professionals, and professionals planning a career transition into sustainability fields.

Day 1- Morning
Overview of Impactful Sustainability and Seminar - Outcomes & Expectations Exercise - Greg Bell, Executive Director, Smart Business Forum
Case Study One: Phil Ziegler - President- InPro Corporation, Inc.
Case Study Two: Jennifer Hanson - President and Owner, Anderson Seal Inc.
Case Study Three: Mark Herbert - Manager, Facility Operations - Aurora Medical Center
Exercise - Key Learnings
Day 1 - Afternoon
Case Study Four: Jeff Neubauer - President and CEO, Kranz Inc.
Facilitated Exercise
Panel Discussion - Impactful Sustainability for Business Development - Four presenters

Day 2 - Morning
Overview of Seminar second day
Overview and Metrics of Impactful Sustainability - Dr. Chris Yingchun Yuan - Professor, UW-Milwaukee
Emerging Water Management Standards - Dean Amhaus and Lisa Downes- Milwaukee Water Council
Turning the Value Chain into the Value Cycle - Small Group Exercise
Day 2 - Afternoon
Implementing Stages of Impactful Sustainability - Dr. Chris Yingchun Yuan - Professor, UW-Milwaukee
Getting Started: Introduction to the Sustainable Enterprise Action ToolTM Using SEAT (Sustainable Enterprise Action ToolTM) - Creating a Company Dashboard

Day 3 - Morning
Strategic Impactful Sustainability: Elements of a Plan - Dr. Chris Yingchun Yuan - Professor, UW-Milwaukee
Individual Exercise for Creating Basis of a Sustainability Strategic Plan - Dr. Chris Yingchun Yuan
Open Discussion
Tactical Impactful Sustainability: Conducting a Sustainable Enterprise Action ToolTM Process
Building the Impactful Sustainability Team: Starting Now - Greg Bell
- Seminar Concludes

All participants will receive 30 day access to online software to customize for your company's own sustainability initiatives.

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Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $990
CEUs: 1.6
Email us with your interest, contact:
Marcia Gabriel,, 414-227-3378
Murali Vedula,, 414-227-3121


Impactful Sustainability Flyer

Water Technology Certificate
Congratulations to the latest recipients of UWM's Water Technology Certificate:

Rosheen Styczinski
Loretta Voge

Industrial Assessment Center
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at UWM, funded by Department of Energy, Focus on Energy and UWM, is dedicated to providing technical support for Wisconsin small and medium-sized manufacturing companies to:

Improve energy efficiency (cut energy bill)

Reduce solid wastes (cut waste management cost)

Increase manufacturing productivity (increase profit and competitiveness).

Please contact, Dr. Chris Yuan, Director, IAC, Tel: 414-229-5639
Industrial Assessment Center