The CIPR Specialist Diploma (Sustainability Communications) is designed for both generalist professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of the discipline and for those who are, or aim to become, responsible for communicating the sustainability agenda within their organisation.
is taught and assessed at the same level as a postgraduate degree.
WHAT DO I LEARN AND HOW IS IT ASSESSED?
The Specialist Diploma (Sustainability Communications) covers topics including:
- Exploring the role of organisations in society, and how public relations practitioners can help shape communications strategy on the Environment, Social and Corporate Governance, including Diversity.
- Understanding the concepts and tools employed in researching, interpreting, and analysing sustainability data to support organisations in meeting the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
- Managing sustainability communications activities and ethical stakeholder engagement to effectively identify and respond to disinformation and misinformation about sustainability.
The assessment will involve producing an executive report and supporting statement of reflection on a case study of your choice. The report will identify the sustainability challenges facing your chosen organisation and recommend a suitable communications strategy and course of action to help the organisation meet its sustainability goals.
WHO'S IT FOR AND WHAT ARE THE ENROLMENT CRITERIA?
This course is aimed at experienced public relations practitioners who want to develop their expertise in the area of sustainability communications. Please check with your chosen teaching centre for more details about enrolment criteria.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Timetables vary depending on which teaching centre you study with, but all centres provide 20 hours of tuition.
There are 4 assessment sessions per year. Depending on when you enrol on to the qualification you could qualify in as little as 6 to 8 months.
Students should expect to set aside a certain amount of time for self-study and this will vary depending on time taken to complete the qualification.
CIPR qualifications are accredited by the Global Alliance