PROFESSIONALLY FOCUSED WEBINAR SERIES
LEADERSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY
The spring 2024 Professional Focused webinar series will feature three webinars all focused on topics related to leadership and sustainability.
Wednesday, 2/28, at 1 pm
In this webinar, you will learn the benefits of embedding sustainability principles in the workplace; better work-life balance; improved productivity; improved ROI; and lower carbon footprint.
Hosted by Father John Abubakar, OSA, PhD and William Lorenz, MS, MBA
Fr. John joined the Augustinians in Nigeria and earned his undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Urbaniana University Rome. He served in Nigeria, Italy, the UK and now the US. Among other roles, he served as the Prior Provincial of the Augustinians in Nigeria, President of the Union of Augustinian Friars in Africa (UAFA), and President of the Augustinian Federation of Africa (AFA). He enjoys interdisciplinary research as he holds graduate degrees in business, environment, leadership, sustainability, and theology. His primary research areas are sustainability leadership, the circular and sharing economy, sustainable architecture, and human flourishing. He currently leads the new Office for Sustainability in Mission and Ministry and serves as the chair of Villanova University’s Sustainability Leadership Council. He is a Global Reporting Initiative certified sustainability Professional and an Advisory Council member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Bill Lorenz is the founder of the Sustainable Engineering Graduate Program at Villanova University and a professor of practice. He has more than 45 years of experience in the fields of environmental and sustainable engineering. He previously worked for the Sun Oil Company in Marcus Hook and Philadelphia, PA, first in the refineries and then at the corporate level. During his tenure with the company, he established new air, water, hazardous waste and audit programs that coincided with the development and implementation of the nation’s first set of federal legislation in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. In 1984, Lorenz cofounded Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and established the company’s management consulting practice. He helped ERM become a global consultancy with more than 5,000 employees and continues to advise the organization’s evolving global sustainability practice with major multinational corporations. Through his industry experience and connections, Lorenz helps to ensure that Villanova’s curriculum reflects and incorporates leading edge sustainable engineering concepts, practices and tools. Lorenz has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Villanova and an MS in Environmental Engineering and an MBA from Drexel University.
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VALUE OF A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
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Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume and make you even more valuable to your employer.
Expand your professional network.
Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.
Learn from industry experts.
All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or who are currently working in the field, and who are able to share practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.