There are over 50 major sport events taking place every year across the world. While these events impact on natural resources, represent significant project expenditure and impact on workers across industries, they also pose great benefits and can create a legacy for the host city, country or region.
The Sustainability & Major Sport Events professional certificate program looks at the key sustainability factors to consider how a major sport event can be leveraged to build a lasting legacy that improves efficiency, promotes conservation of resources and adds significant value to the host community.
The five pillars of sustainability; human, social, economic, governance and environmental, are explored on this program with a focus on core principles and real-world examples presented to further embed an understanding of sustainability within this context.
During the first course you will learn about each of the sustainability pillars and the importance of how they relate to a major sport event. The second course provides you with practical steps and tools to plan and host a major sport event that is sustainable, with a lasting legacy.
We recommend that you complete the courses in order, as the learning journey takes you from principles towards implementation. However, you may enroll in either course based on your level of experience and interest.
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Courses under this program: Course 1: Sustainability & Major Sport Events: Principles
Learn the five pillars of sustainability and how to apply these when planning and hosting a major sport event.
Course 2: Sustainability & Major Sport Events: Implementation
Learn the best practices and tools you need to plan and implement a sustainable major sport event.
While any major sport event can pose great opportunities for the host city or region, there are also challenges associated with hosting these events. The environmental impact on the country's natural resources, the workforce, and infrastructure are just some of the considerations. It is essential to ensure that your major sport event is sustainable for your city throughout the event, but also after the event has been completed.
So, what does a sustainable major sport event look like?
Thiscourse will introduce you to the concept of a sustainable major sport event by using the five pillars of sustainability as the foundation.
These five pillars; human, social, economic, governance and environmental, are explored in this course with a focus on the core principles of each pillar and how these need to be considered in this context. Real-world examples are presented to further highlight the importance of these factors when planning and hosting a major sport event.
When planning to host a major sport event you must take certain steps to ensure that the event is not only sustainable for the host city or region, but also leaves a lasting legacylong after the event has concluded.
Thefirst course in theSustainability & Major Sport Events Professional Certificate program teaches the five pillars of sustainability and looks at how these pillars should be implemented during the planning and hosting phase. With these pillars as the core principles, this second course provides you with the practical steps to take and tools to use when managing an event, and more specifically when implementing a sustainable major sport event. You are also presented with best practices in terms of strategy, sustainable procurement, and action plans to further enhance your learning.
Dr. Talar Sahsuvaroglu, Dr. Susan L. Karamanian, Dr. Sami G. Al-Ghamdi, Dr. Josélia Neves, Dr. Hamish R. Mackey, Alex Charles, José Retana, Katie Morison and Orjan Lundberg