Sustainable Business Network

Professional Development Opportunities

The following list of providers is intended to help GSI Partners members more easily find courses and conferences that support their professional development and continuing education in the area of green stormwater infrastructure. We encourage members to take advantage of the continuing education grants for these and other similar opportunities. NOTE: This list is not exhaustive and does not constitute endorsement by SBN or the GSI Partners. Please contact us if you have a recommendation for additional resources or feedback about this list.

Organization Description
American Society of Civil Engineers The ASCE holds more than 300 seminars and computer workshops each year on a wide variety of technical, management, and regulatory topics including hydraulics and water resources. 
American Society of Landscape Architects (PA & DE Chapter) The PA & DE chapter of the ASLA conducts a wide range of professional education programs for landscape architects.
Center for Watershed Protection The Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering responsible land and water management through applied research, training, and access to a network of experienced professionals. CPW provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations with the technical tools for protecting the nation’s most precious natural resources.
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) is the North American trade association representing the interlocking concrete paving industry. ICPI offers a variety of services including technical publications and paver installer certification programs.

International Erosion Control Association IECA is a non-profit organization that provides education and resources for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry. Courses range from webinars and e-learning to on-site training.
International Society of Arboriculture
(PA & DE chapter) 
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees. Courses include continuing education opportunities and preparation for ISA certification.
Longwood Gardens  Longwood Gardens, a nationally recognized garden center, provides in-person educational courses for professionals that are recognized by the ISA, APLD, and the ASLA.  
Morris Arboretum The University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum is an interdisciplinary resource center providing a variety of in-person and online learning opportunities. 
National Stormwater Center The National Stormwater Center’ offers courses that focus on permit compliance and intent of the regulations. Courses were developed by former enforcement officers. 
New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association  NJNLA offers programming on best management and business practices available and promotes current industry trends. 
Penn State University’s College of Agriculture Science Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences hosts various academic departments providing research, teaching, and extension support in many fields including environmental management sciences. Visit their website for upcoming short courses and webinars.  
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society  The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society hosts some of the region’s most well known horticultural events. Their online calendar lists workshops and events.  
Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association PLNA partners to provide educational programs that ensure consistent, current and relevant information is available to the industry. 
Rutgers University Office of Continuing Professional Education  Rutgers University’s Office of Continuing Professional Education provides educational opportunities through short courses, certificate programs, conferences & trainings. 
StormCon: North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition  StormCon is a national conference where you can find the latest stormwater program management and BMPs performance case studies, research, technology, and services– in surface-water quality. 
Stormwater USA Stormwater USA hosts web-based stormwater trainings. 
The Low Impact Development Center, Inc. The Low Impact Development Center is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Low Impact Development technology. The center organizes an annual conference. 
US Environmental Protection Agency The EPA offers resources related to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Resources include trainings and webcasts, research and technical tools, manuals for permit writers, and applications and forms to explain the regulatory framework and technical considerations of the NPDES Permit program. 
US Green Building Council  The US Green Building Council is a national organization that’s committed to transforming the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED. Online and in-person courses cover a range of topics including stormwater management.