Stella Ursua

Stella Ursua serves as President of Green Education, Inc. and at Stellar Organizational Development, LLC. Stella has approximately 20+ years of successful experience in Leadership & Employee Development, Instructional Design, Human Resources and Workforce Development. Stella led the national training function for several Fortune 500 companies, designing and launching business process improvement projects, leadership and employee development curriculums, and creating the innovative processes required, fostering continuous performance improvement and world class service.

As President of Green Education Inc., Stella has conducted hundred of workshops and events geared towards educating underserved communities about sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Over the past 7 years, Stella has focused her efforts on connecting young adults, veterans, women and unemployed/underemployed individuals to skills-based and world class green industry training and career development opportunities. During this time, Stella created/launched the first green jobs training/placement program for a national veterans organization and was successful in providing 45 veterans and recently returned Iraq & Afghanistan veterans with access to green industry skills and knowledge with which to enter the solar power, energy efficiency and green building industries.

Stella received her B.A. in Organizational Management at the University of La Verne, and completed her LEED Green Associate Accreditation and Green Classroom Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. She also completed certification in the Green Ambassador Institute Program and was selected to serve as a USGBC Regional Students Chair for the Center for Green Schools and serves on the USGBC-Long Beach Branch Steering Committee.

Stella is extremely active in her community, currently serving as a Commissioner for Long Beach Parks and Recreation, with the Long Beach Community College District Citizens Oversight Committee, the Chair of the Neighborhoods Workgroup at Building Healthy Communities-Long Beach and previously, served on the Long Beach Sustainable Cities Commission. She is also a board member of The LGBTQ Center-Long Beach. Stella is the Founder of our local Earth Day event, the Green Prize Festival, and also launched the Southern CA Green Economic Council. All of her efforts are focused on transforming our communities to more sustainable, healthier environments, and to creating economic development and good green job opportunities in the process.

 

 

Certifications:

  • Green Ambassador Institute Program
  • Green Classroom Professional
  • USGBC LEED Green Associate Accreditation
  • Green Building & Sustainability – Cal State University – Long Beach
  • Accelerating Change – IMA Change Management Accreditation
  • Project Management Certification – Pasadena City College
  • Instructional Design – Langevin

 

Affiliations:

  • Southern CA Green Economic Council
  • U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter
  • USGBC Regional Chair: Student Groups
  • USGBC Long Beach Branch-Steering Committee
  • Building Healthy Communities Work Groups
  • Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs & Healthy Community
  • RePower LA! Leaders Council – Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
  • Leadership Long Beach Alumni – class of 2013

Awards:

  • Mayor Robert Garcia – “2015 Go Long Beach Award”
  • Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club 2015 Human Rights Award
  • Vice-Mayor Suja Lowenthal – “2014 Steward of the 2nd District” Award

Contact Information:

Stella M. Ursua

562.413-1749  stellarorgdevelopment@gmail.com