Home > Special Conferences & Programs > Clean Communities Certification Training

Join Our Mailing List button

Clean Communities Certification Training

Course Code: ER0400CB17

NJ Clean Communities Certificate Training

Bookmark and Share
Date & Time

Last Held: October 27 and November 3 & 10, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering scheduled for March 2, 9 and 16, 2017.

Description

The NJ Clean Communities Council is partnering with the Rutgers/NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) to offer the first certification training for Clean Communities program managers. This three-day course will offer in-depth training on programming, statistical reporting, volunteer management and related topics in an informal atmosphere that encourages critical thinking and innovation.

Course agenda is available below. For more information on the program, please contact the Clean Communities Council at 609-989-5900.

DAY 1: October 27, 2016

9:00 - 9:30am

Introductions
Instructor will review course objectives, agendas, and what will be expected of students. Workshop participants will identify problems that they would like to solve.

9:30 - 10:00am

Opening Remarks
Speaker will discuss the legislative history of the program and the role of the industry in the passage of the Clean Communities Act.

10:00 - 10:30am

Overview
Instructor will discuss the concept of programming, especially as it relates to the Clean Communities program. Instructor will identify tools of the trade, how they will be used during the session, and how they should be used while implementing a Clean Communities program. Tools of the trade are statistical reports, grant guidelines, and the Best Practices CD.

10:30 - 11:00am

Statistical Reporting
Instructor will review the statistical reporting system, distribute a random selection of statistical reports submitted to the Clean Communities Office during the past two years, and ask students to identify problems associated with the reports. Objective is to heighten awareness of errors in filing that can prevent the online submission of reports.

11:00 - 12:30pm

Case Studies Panel: Cleanup
Clean Communities coordinators will discuss cleanup activities.

12:30 - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:30pm

Roundtable Discussions: Problem Solving
Students will be divided into groups. Groups will select team leaders. Team leaders will facilitate discussions of problems associated with managing Clean Communities programs.

2:30 - 3:00pm

Review of Session #1, Prep for Session #2

DAY 2: November 3, 2016

9:00 - 10:00am

Overview
Instructor will review agenda for Session #2, objectives and anticipated outcomes. She will facilitate a discussion of grant guidelines. She will introduce speakers. Topic will be enforcement.

10:00 - 10:30am

Opening Remarks
NJDEP representatives will discuss programming as it relates to the enforcement of litter and illegal dumping laws.

11:00 - 12:30pm

Case Studies Panel: Enforcement
Clean Communities coordinators will discuss enforcement activities.

12:30 - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:30pm

Roundtable Discussions: Problem Solving
Team leaders will facilitate discussions of problems associated with managing Clean Communities programs. Students will prepare for presentations on topics.

2:30 - 3:00pm

Review of Session #2, Prep for Session #3

DAY 3: November 10, 2016

9:00 - 9:30am

Overview
Instructor will review agenda for Session #3, objectives and anticipated outcomes.

9:30 - 10:00am

Opening Remarks
Representative from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection will address statewide education.

10:00 - 10:30am

Best Practices in Clean Communities
Speaker will review the Best Practices CD.

11:00 - 12:30pm

Case Studies Panel: Education
Clean Communities Coordinators will discuss educational activities.

12:30 - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:30pm

Roundtable Discussions: Problem Solving
Team leaders will summarize for the group problems and solutions discussed during roundtable discussions. Students will prepare formal presentations.

2:30 - 3:00pm

Review and Evaluation
Students will evaluate the certification course and offer suggestions for improvements.

Following the 3-day training session, students will be required to submit evaluation sheets. Students will also be required submit a 3-5 page paper. Topic will be developing an effective Clean Communities program. Papers will be reviewed, evaluated, and filed in the Clean Communities Office.

Credits

In addition to 1.5 Rutgers CEUs, this Clean Communities Certificate course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs): 15 Classroom credits

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Management, 6 Government

Fees
Registration Fee for all 3 days TBD  
Single Day Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.

Location

We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Morris County Cultural Center
300 Mendham Road
Morris Township, NJ 07960
Directions

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

Register

Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Clean Communities Certification Training" or Course Code ER0400) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.