Sustainability-Aligned Leadership and Strategy

•   Professional development   •   Networking   •   Gamification   •   Practical tools

A Rutgers Business School Executive Education Mini-MBA™ Program

Rutgers Mini-MBA™ programs bring practitioners from different organizations and industries together in a rich and diverse learning environment, designed to develop skills and capabilities through the powerful combination of expert class instruction and peer interaction. Participants can earn a variety of credits and certifications from RBSEE programs, including academic graduate credit from Rutgers Business School.
Class Dates:  TBA. Email info@transitioningtogreen for more information
Class Duration:  1 Week Accelerated

Leaders today can operate businesses more sustainably, even in the face of uncertainty from an increasingly interconnected world, if they are prepared.   LeaderShip for Sustainability primes executives and managers to mainstream sustainability, with the necessary mindsets, skills, and motivation to lead the way. By building an engaging, inclusive corporate culture, sustainability-focused leaders and companies realize new openings for innovation, competitive advantage, attracting top talent, and invigorating employee commitment and productivity for a thriving, prosperous future.

This program features:

  • Integrated thinking and systems approach to leading for sustainability
  • Experiential learning, leading, and teamwork via GlobStrat Strategic Triple-Bottom-Line Business Simulation
  • Acclaimed instructors who are thought leaders in the business of Sustainability

How will you benefit?

  • Collaborating in a multi-stakeholder environment, leaders learn to identify opportunities and create shared value for better business in a sustainable world
  • Business focus on sustainability creates new revenue streams
  • Leaders learn practical ways to unleash the creativity of  employees in every function

If you want to be a leader who successfully shepherds businesses into a future built on a triple-bottom-line foundation of People-Planet-Profit and would like more information about this leading-edge, customizable program. please contact us at


Past Events

CSR Certificate Program: Spring 2017

Jeana Wirtenberg, Transitioning to Green’s CEO, and Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers Business School, will be presenting on CSR As A Career.

CSR Certificate Program Description:

21st Century executives and their teams need the skills, networks, and increased expertise to achieve important CSR, sustainability, environmental, social and community impact goals while delivering value to their organization, investors, and other key stakeholders. This program will give you the knowledge that you need to create impactful change in companies in a way that adds value, improves reputations, increases resiliency, decreases risk, identifies new opportunities, and differentiates to out-compete and out-impact your competitors.

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership, in partnership with the Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., offers a two-day, deep dive into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the related fields of philanthropy, sustainability, risk management, and ethics. The certificate program will be presented Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Tuesday evening there is a special networking dinner.


The New Jersey Organization Development Learning Community presents:


Consultants: “Are we the elephant in the room?”

Thursday, May 4, 2017
registration opens 7:30 – 5:00pm

Ramada Plaza
16o Frontage Road
Newark NJ, 07114

Day of event at the door: $145

Lessons Learned from Millennials: Attentional, Inspired Seeing, is an afternoon session presented by ODCFW members, Terri McNichols (REN Associates), Jeana Wirtenberg (Transitioning to Green’s CEO), and Elena Feliz

In today’s world where uncertainty is more the rule than not, business will need to depend more heavily on the skills, effort, and ingenuity of its individual workers now more than at any other time in the past. This presentation focuses on an arts-based approach that moves participants beyond literal seeing in order to perceive and actualize patterns that spark both ideation and innovation. It has applications both in the sciences (STEaM) as well as in business.


May 5, 2016

New Jersey Organization Development Learning Community, Annual Sharing Day Conference

Leading for Our Future – People, Profit, Planet – and Purpose…A Real World Perspective

In this increasingly complex and uncertain world, companies must develop leaders who inspire and engage people to run a thriving business sustainably. This interactive session will provide OD and HR professionals, whether internal practitioners or external OD consultants, with a better understanding of the imperative for leaders to mainstream sustainability into their enterprises.

Presenters: Jeana Wirtenberg, President & CEO of Transitioning to Green, Linda Morris Kelley, Principal of Transitioning to Green, Lauren Cranmer, Corporate Sustainability Manager of Becton Dickinson, and Robert Coleman, Sr. Manager, Office of Sustainable Development & Product Stewardship of Church and Dwight

May 12, 2016

Ross Positive Business Conference,  Michigan Ross Business School – Robertson Auditorium, Ann Arbor Michigan

Panel: Purpose From Within: What are Today’s Employees Seeking From Companies?

Session Description: “We don’t want just a job; we want a purpose!” Employees are looking for impact from their work. They want to thrive; they want to make the company profitable; and they want business to be a force for good in the world. Can they have it all? This panel explores how companies are leveraging this passion within to broaden and deepen the external impact of their social and environmental initiatives.

Speakers: Susan Hunt Stevens + Paloma Lopez + Jeana Wirtenberg, facilitated by Terry Nelidov


June 15, 2016


Skytop Strategies at Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson

Panel Discussion
Business Risk & Human Rights Risk: A Common Platform to Consider in Moving Toward Human Capital Development

Jeana Wirtenberg, President & Chief Executive Officer, Transitioning to Green and Professor, HR/Employees & Organizations, Bard College


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