Just in Time for Earth Day on April 22—Cheetah Learning Puts Its ‘Project Management Certificate for Sustainability Projects’ in the Green Spotlight

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A billion-plus are likely to observe Earth Day this month, so it’s a great time to underscore the benefits of sustainability. That’s why the Project Management Professionals (PMPs) at Cheetah Learning (http://www.CheetahLearning.com) are spotlighting the Project Management Certificate for Sustainability Projects—and studies say sustainability will provide a sustainable job-wave for the future.

“The role of the Project Manager is becoming more intertwined with the skillsets of sustainability professionals as the reality of scarce resources sets in,” explains LaBrosse, CEO and Founder of Cheetah Learning."

“It’s not that easy bein’ green,” Kermit sang in 1970, the year of the first Earth Day. The famous fuzzy frog could not have known that “green” would become the buzzword of the future. Now, with an ever-emerging green economy, the Project Management Professionals (PMPs) at Cheetah Learning are spotlighting the Project Management Certificate for Sustainability Projects.

According to Green Share (http://www.earthshare.org/2012/06/greenjobs.html), the green economy grew three times faster than the rest of the economy from 1998 and 2007. That trend remains, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as sustainability continues to get the green light from within large corporations—a fact affirmed by a 2011 study by MIT that showed sustainability has become a core component of most corporate programs (http://sloanreview.mit.edu/reports/sustainability-strategy).

“The role of the Project Manager is becoming more intertwined with the skillsets of sustainability professionals as the reality of scarce resources sets in,” explains LaBrosse, CEO and Founder of Cheetah Learning. “Perhaps one of the best examples of our pioneering, eco-conscious roots is the more than 5,000 students per year who access Cheetah's naturally green, proprietary accelerated learning, online platform to upgrade their project management skills.”

The study “2009 Greening of Corporate America” reported that about 75 percent of American corporations indicated they were engaged in sustainability activities, double the percentage from a survey just three years earlier (http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2009/09/17/corporate-americas-adoption-green-practices-doubles-study-says).

Here’s what the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics had to say:

“These findings illustrate that sustainability is adopted increasingly as corporate practice. Concerns about corporate impact on the environment and local and global communities are being incorporated into strategic business decisions. Sustainability is becoming part of how companies do business in the United States, rather than being viewed as a cost.”

Sustainability professionals considering Project Management as a way to enhance their proficiency portfolio should visit http://www.CheetahSmartStart.com to learn more about how to become a Certified Project Manager as well as request Cheetah's free Exam Prep SmartStart Guide for the PMP.

Additional insight can be gained by downloading a two-page Cheetah brochure that helps explain how “having a Project Management Certificate for Sustainability Projects can help you succeed as a project manger.” This PDF-formatted document is available at http://www.CheetahLearning.com/pmmc/download/cheetahdownloads/punch.pdf.

Cheetah Learning is a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), “a non-profit, member-driven association for professionals who are committed to making sustainability standard practice.” Members share resources and best practices, and develop themselves professionally.

“Sustainability is one of the ‘buzz words’ du jour,” said LaBrosse, who is recognized internationally as one of the 25 most influential women in project management. “You can’t pick up an article or turn on the news without hearing it.”

To learn more about a “Project Management Certificate for Sustainability Projects,” go to http://www.CheetahLearning.com or call toll free in the U.S. at (888) 659-2013. Outside the U.S., call (602) 220-1263.

ABOUT: Cheetah Learning is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider and is International Association of Continuing Education and Training Certified. Cheetah was awarded the Project Management Institute Professional Development Provider of the Year for 2008 for the significant contribution it made to the field of project management with its accelerated approach to teaching and doing project management. Cheetah Learning is a quality client of Print&Radio.com

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