Executive Certificate

Always carry a light bulb. –Bob Dylan

Adaptive Leadership in Ecopsychology & Sustainability

Viridis Graduate Institute’s online Executive Development Certificate program is unparalleled in quality and flexibility. This comprehensive course is designed for working professionals from any occupational field who wish to gain a thorough understanding of ecopsychology and its personal and vocational applications.

An ecopsychological understanding widens perspectives and enhances the capacity for making informed and mature decisions essential to our daily life, our businesses, organizations, and communities in ways that ensure more connected and sustainable behaviors and practices emerge.

Students study systems (personal, social, organizational and cultural) in order to recognize system functions, types and paradigms for flourishing and collapse. You will study system narratives and examine the interdependence of ecological sustainability – organizational sustainability – psychological sustainability.

Students who are becoming sustainability leaders are compelled to make a difference by deepening their awareness of themselves in relation to the world around them. In doing so, they adopt new ways of seeing, thinking and interacting that result in innovative, sustainable solutions.

This is an excellent program for those in the health care and therapeutic fields, personal coaching, business and executive leadership, governance, policymaking, education, community leadership, local and international activism, and for those citizens interested in how we can participate in our evolutionary process.

Executive Development Program Details

Professional Certificate Program – 14 week course (semester).

Applications Are Open

Program Dates: 

Fall quarter: September 14 – December 14, 2015

Class Time: Tuesdays, 6 – 8pm (Pacific Time). Classes meet with instructor weekly in live interactive format. There are 2-3 recorded lectures per week ( an hour to hour and a half), and one to two hours of reading per week.

VGI is currently accepting applications for the Executive Certificate Program. We encourage applications to be submitted no later than August 30, 2015.

How To Apply

Time Requirement: 9 months

Course Fee: $3,500
Payment schedules and plans are available.

CEU’s Available: 72

Competency Units (9) can be applied toward Master’s program. Student has one year in which to apply units.

The Executive Certificate program focuses on systems, personal and cultural narratives, and the  five ecologial and psychological principles of  energy, diversity, waste, change and connectivity, that are essential to sustainability.

Venue: Participants meet weekly ONLINE in a live dynamic classroom environment. The course requires around 3 -4 hours per week for lectures, reading and journal assignments.

Oceans and WebEx – VGI’s online learning course management systems  offers easy access, a variety of learning formats, and interactive platforms for students, teachers and cohort to make our educational environment respectful and inclusive.

For more information please contact VGI.

Student Commentary on the Course:

It was an honor to be a part of the VGI community as part of the Executive Certificate Program. Viridis is doing such important work for individuals, communities and the planet.   My experience was educational, empowering and inspiring.  Thanks to the brilliant leadership of VGI, and the engaged participation of students, this experience was enormously rewarding and enriching.  I couldn’t be more grateful.

When I first enrolled for this course, I thought about how we might be learning how to live more cooperatively with nature. Having completed the course … I was way off the mark. It was much more profound. In addition to examining the split between humans and nature, we dissected our worldview and I realized the split between my inner from the outer is what captured my attention so vividly.

In looking back on this course, perhaps the most profound understanding I have realized is the impact my actions have had on others around me. The interconnectedness I share with those around me now mandates a different point of view based on this new found knowledge.

We look forward to your participation.

Dedicated to creating a more conscious world through education and action