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Oregon Leadership in Sustainability


OLIS is no longer taking applications for the 2015-16 academic year. Please check back in November for more information.

Educating Future Leaders

OLIS is a one-year professional graduate certificate program that prepares students for careers in sustainability. OLIS provides skills and hands-on experience to prepare its leaders for a professional work environment, engaged in sustainability efforts in public agencies, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. OLIS offers academic rigor and professional and personal development to inspire students’ work, while preparing them to transform their communities and facilitate a shift toward a more sustainable future.

What makes OLIS unique?

  • Cohort Model
  • Hands-on Experience Melding Theory and Practice
  • Interdisciplinary Emphasis​
  • Community Connections & Network-building
  • Personal and Professional Leadership & Career Development

Sustainability & Oregon

The University of Oregon is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability education, research, and campus operations. With award-winning programs in green building design, sustainable communities and transportation, Oregon is the perfect place to study sustainability. The Oregon Leadership in Sustainability professional graduate certificate program teaches that leadership is best nurtured in a community. Eugene, Oregon is an ideal place to engage with the values of sustainability.

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