Certified CISR® Practitioner Course – Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility
Founded by a benefit company, SHERPA Sustainability Institute measures success, not only by financial performance, but also by our contribution to society. As part of our B-Corp Charter, SHERPA provides gratis seats to military veterans and other deserving professionals who do not have employer sponsorship for professional development, to gain breakthrough skills in CISR® – Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility. The project-based, online Certified CISR® Practitioner Course is 14 weeks, with 1:1 expert coaching.
Nominations for scholarships is easy. Simply click here and watch the short video, by SHERPA Founding Partner Andrea Hoffmeier, with details.
Q: When are nominations due? A: Spring Term nominations are due February 28th. Summer Term nominations are due April 28th.
Q: Can I nominate myself? A: Yes! SHERPA welcomes self-nominations for either the Veterans or Coaches Scholarship
Q: What is the Coaches Scholarship? A: These are Gratis Seats for deserving professionals who are interested in CISR Practitioner Certification and do not have employer sponsorship to register. It is named the Coaches Scholarship because our CISR Coaches select the recipients from nominations. Q: What if nominee is not employed and does not have an organization (there is a question on nomination form about the organization for project)? A: Participants do not have to complete projects with an employer. Organizations in the local community, such as school, municipal departments, clubs, house of worship and more, are excellent options for project completion.
Scholarship recipients join a community of professionals from organizations including Accenture, Benchmark Electronics, ERM, DHL, Heritage Home Group, Interface, Kaiser Aluminum, Rockwell Collins, Sanmina Corporation, SunEdison, Xerox, and more.
Participants receive 14 weeks of expert instruction and 1:1 coaching.
Here’s what past participants have to say:
“This course has been the only source of practical content for improving Social Responsibility I have found. Until I began working on the CISR Certification, I was not fully aware of the power of strategic thinking in the realm of social responsibility.”
Director of Lean Product Development – Interface
Certified CISR® Practitioner & Coach
“This is not just an online course where you’re out on your own. The coaching I received helped hold me accountable, so I made progress every week. I’ve really enjoyed the discussion boards, as well as networking with other participants and instructors.”
Six Sigma Black Belt – Rockwell Collins
Certified CISR® Practitioner & Coach
The method taught is from the textbook, A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability: Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility.
Check out this ASQTV Interview to learn more!
Example Certified CISR® Practitioner Projects
New Manufacturing Method Communications Launch
Optimized success of new product launch, through strategic sales and marketing aimed to clearly communicating benefits and educate consumers
Improved Product Information & Education
Increased sales of healthier snack choices in vending outlets, by providing access nutrition information.
Employee Engagement & Organizational Effectiveness
Improved Roles & Responsibilities Descriptions/Definitions
Elimination of ambiguity and duplicate efforts elevated job satisfaction and team effectiveness.
Enhanced Employee Recognition Program
Aligning rewards and recognition with employee preferences improved job satisfaction and performance.
Environment, Health & Safety
Hazardous Materials Handling Improvements
Mitigation of risks related to handling of highly flammable materials.
Comprehensive Recycling Program Development
Expanded recycling program in multi-campus community college from paper recycling to all recyclables, setting example for local community and other institutions nationally.
Interested in registering yourself or members of your team for the CISR Certified Practitioner Course?