GBM800 - Eco-Productivity in the Workplace II

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Subject Title
Eco-Productivity in the Workplace II

Subject Description
Building on Eco-productivity in the Workplace I, students engage in field work with industry experts, and liaise with a community business or non-governmental organization. Students perform a Green report card, and communicate the environmental and cost-saving benefits of becoming an eco-efficient workplace. Students conclude the course with a presentation of audit findings and recommendations to a business owner, non-governmental organization, or industry specialist.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Design a corporate ecological vision and mission statement that demonstrates corporate social responsibility for an existing business.
  2. Develop sustainable business practices for an existing business based on research of current green business examples and best practices.
  3. Understand the importance of integrating energy conservation and sustainability into a corporate agenda.
  4. Create recommendations for additional sustainable business practice strategies based on an evaluation of a multi-national corporation's green business practices.
  5. Develop strategies to communicate, share and promote the message of sustainability.
  6. Develop, understand, and appreciate the dynamics of change in the workplace.
  7. Work collaboratively, cooperatively and non-competitively, to foster and develop the skills necessary to effectively listen, learn and share.
  8. Critique companies that have integrated and incorporated energy conservation and sustainability into their corporate agenda.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.