Portfolio & Forms

As part of the Leadership in Environmental Sustainability (ENSU) Certificate students will need to complete an E-portfolio. Students portfolio will be used to submit the reflective essay, point reflections, and giveback piece. Essentially the portfolio is where students will highlight how they demonstrated leadership in environmental sustainability; whether that be by developing knowledge, skills, attitudes, or awareness.

Students will also need to include a ‘Giveback piece’ with their portfolio submission. The giveback piece shows that students are able to share what they’ve learned with others in a meaningful way. Giveback pieces have been submitted in a variety of forms in the past. With everything from a class presentation, to a YouTube video, and even blogs being accepted.

Steps to start:

Download the points forms below and start filling out point verifications.

Things to think about and include

The following are guidelines to the three categories of Leadership in Environmental Sustainability used at TRU. They should be considered when preparing the presentation piece and the written reflection. Providing specific examples of  learning will enhance students application.

  1. Knowledge
    • Understanding historical and current issues pertaining to social, economic, environmental, political conditions that are relevant to sustainability
    • Demonstrate understanding of the pillars of sustainability in terms of integration.
  2. Skills
    • Communication
    • Project Management
    • Self-awareness and confidence
    • Ability to work with multiple perspectives
    • Capacity to cope with ambiguity and uncertainty
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Critical, analytical, reflective and strategic thinking
    • Transferability of skills and knowledge
  3. Attitudes and Awareness
    • Emotions creating desire to change conditions
    • Interest to make a difference – a positive contribution
    • Feeling confident and competent with what one can contribute.
    • Recognition of the impact of interdependence and change.
    • Concern for the world, environment and for social issues
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