Prepare Yourself to be a More Effective Professional in the New Net Zero World – GWU Professional Education

The George Washington University’sEnergy Resilience Certificate (ERC)Registration is open now for the June 1st Summer semesterClasses are 10 to 12 hours self-paced online. Refine your skills and raise the trajectory of your career.
How Can You Prepare Yourself to be a More Effective Professional in the New Net-Zero World?
You can earn the prestigious George Washington University Environmental and Energy Management Institute’s (EEMI)Energy Resilience Certificate (ERC)Four self-paced courses comprise the certificate$550 fee per course
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Designed by industry experts, the certificate program helps professionals be better leaders, energy advisors, decision-makers, investors, regulators, and educators. EEMI certificates formally recognize your development and commitment to advancing your professional energy knowledge and skills. Learn about resilience, renewable energy design and financing, energy strategies, electric vehicle markets, and related topics important to understanding how energy systems are evolving.
Students taking the courses will be able to:
Understand the landscape of resilience and clean energy technologies and applicationsClearly communicate their understanding of the energy and resilience topicsConfidently advise decision-makers on energy solutions and energy analysis techniques
About the EEMI Energy Resilience Certificate (ERC)Four non-credit short courses comprise the ERC. Two courses are offered in the Summer and Winter and two courses are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. Each course can also be taken as a stand-alone course.
Offered in the Summer and Winter Semesters (Registration is open now for the June 1 Summer semester)
1.     Enterprise Resilience – The principles of resilience and the capacity for systems to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of turbulent change are foundational to understanding energy assurance and security. Students will learn how designing for resilience can help enterprises and communities to overcome disruptions—whether from human or natural causes—and to improve their adaptability to changing conditions. The course draws extensively on case studies of companies that have adopted resilience strategies and have kept their operations and energy systems functioning. Instructor: Dr. Joseph Fiksel, is the author of Resilient by Design, the seminal book on the topic, and co-founder of the Center for Resilience at The Ohio State University. More about the course and register
2.     Corporate Strategies to Thrive in a Decarbonized World — The realities of climate change are already starting to affect corporate bottom lines, forcing C-Suite executives to seek new ways to mitigate risk in their business operations and supply chains. Moreover, investor, employee, consumer, and community pressures are driving companies to help meet United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in meaningful ways. In this course, you will learn how to use energy consumption and carbon emissions data as key performance indicators to reduce the cost of doing business, and as a basis to optimize business operations. Instructor: Jimmy Jia is a Managing Partner of the Jia Group. For over a decade, he has specialized in creating strategies for corporations, governments, and non-profits that advance their mission and vision while reducing their impacts on the planet.               More about the course and register
Offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters 3.     How to Design, Finance, and Integrate Renewables in the Power Grid – A key to understanding resilience is to know how the electric grid works and how renewable energy fits into it. This course provides participants with a grounding in the electric power grid and the knowledge needed to oversee, plan, finance, and implement renewable energy projects. Instructor: Stratos Tavoulareas is an energy advisor working globally. Until August 2019, he was the Lead for Global Power at the International Finance Corporation Advisory Services, part of the World Bank Group. He has 40 years of experience in the energy sector working in 80 countries on renewable energy and the transformation of the power sector to accommodate new technologies.   More about the course
4.     On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles – The key to the modernization of the energy system is the integration of electric vehicles into the grid system. Electric vehicles are leading the way to the electrification of the economy. Students will learn about the types of electric vehicles, the EV market and factors driving market growth, barriers to growth, and how the market may overcome them. Instructor: Julian Bentley is the Managing Director and founder of Bentley Energy Consulting with more than 20 years of experience helping the federal government address energy and environmental challenges.  More about the course 
About the SchedulingTwo courses are offered in each of four overlapping semesters. You can complete each 10 to 12-hour course at your own pace during the semester.
• Summer Semester: June 1 to September 30• Fall Semester: September 1 to December 31• Winter: December 1 to March 31• Spring Semester: March 1 to June 30
Coming in the Fall of 2021 The Advanced Energy Resilience Certificate – three additional courses covering green buildings, energy markets, and smart energy.More about both certificates.
What Students Say About the Courses
Who would not like to be more resilient? Take the course! Nelson Lee, Green Sky Sustainability, President 
I am a senior systems and electrical engineer with 25+ years of experience in the public, private, and government sectors. This course has provided me with knowledge, resources, and examples which I can use to communicate and emphasize the importance and inherent need for resilience. Stephanie Keller, IEEE, Member
The course gave me better knowledge to perform a technical, business, and policy analysis for Electric Vehicle adoption. Andrew Newens, US Department of Energy  The sound technical knowledge and experience of the lecturer guided me through the components, technology, factors, drivers, and forecasts of the EV market. Sandrine Boukerche, The World Bank
The Enterprise Resilience short course is an excellent introduction to powerful techniques of systems thinking and dynamics that are being used to assist complex businesses and governments to not only anticipate and manage the wide range of threats and circumstances detrimental to their operations but also to maximize their potential for generating desired and positive outcomes. Doug Sharp, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Instructor and Former EPA Emergency Management Official