ECP703 - Responsible Practices for Green Meeting Management

Outline info
Last revision date 2016-05-30 00:34:44.953
Last review date 2016-07-18 00:15:06.059

Subject Title
Responsible Practices for Green Meeting Management

Subject Description
This subject outlines environmental considerations through all phases of the meeting planning cycle in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment.

Credit Status
One Full Credit.

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

1. Describe the meaning of green meetings and explain the pros and cons of supporting green meeting practices.
2. Explain the choices and options available to improve the impact of a meeting on the environment and the cost implications.
3. Establish minimum green guidelines that encompass the main areas of meeting planning which include budget, site selection, accommodation, transportation, third party procurement, food and beverage, decor and displays, programming, communication, on-site delivery and evaluation.
4. Implement green guidelines, identify and engage all stakeholders, make informed decisions.
5. Identify areas to measure environmental performance and the tools currently available to measure the results.
6. Prepare and evaluate the performance and provide recommendations for continual refinement and improved environmental performance.
7. Identify resources available to support green meetings.
8. Develop and incorporate a program of corporate social responsibility.
9. Identify technological options available for virtual meetings and how these options can contribute to reducing the environmental impact of meetings.
10. Identify on-site procedures to promote green meetings and healthy meetings.
11. Identify the current trends affecting the growth of this sector and how environmental consideration is an imperative when hosting events in this highly sought after geographic area.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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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.


Topic Outline

  • Green meeting logistics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Technological advances in virtual meetings
  • Health and well being
  • Ecotourism 

Mode of Instruction
This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities. 

Prescribed Texts
Title:           Simple Steps to Green Meetings and Events
Publisher:   Meeting Strategies Worldwide
ISBN:         987-0-615-16990-3

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:   http:/

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Quiz #1 15%
Quiz #2 20%
Assignment #1 10%
Assignment #2 15%
Assignment #3 10%
Assignment #4 - Final Assignment 30%
Discussion Board Participation 10%

For online delivery:   All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use. 

Program Manager:
Danielle Mercier

Approved by: Jeff McCarthy