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Certificate in Event Sustainability Operations


The event sustainability operations certificate will prepare students with skills to work with events. Those interested in working in the meeting and events industry will gain a wider understanding of the role sustainability principles and practices play when planning, conducting, and evaluating events. This certificate is geared to both the for-profit and not-for-profit event providers. An important component of this certificate is working with actual events.


This certificate is open and available to current enrolled GVSU students by selecting its election in Banner. Non-degree seeking students can be admitted into the certificate by contacting the School of Community Leadership and Development office.

Program Location

This certificate is offered online.

Requirements for the Certificate

This is a 15-credit certificate. Students first complete the nine-credit badge in event sustainability and then can elect six more credits to finish the certificate.

Additional Coursework Required for the Certificate:

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