Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.78
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date May 6, 2021
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STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
1.50 / 2.00 Julia Carlow
Sustainability Project Coordinator
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

During academic year 2020/21 AUS offered the following sustainability staff development trainings:
- Alleviating Anxiety, Stress and Depression with Pet Effect: How animal therapy can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness and social isolation
- Building and Sustaining Healthy Relationships: How to develop and maintain healthy relationships with partners, family and friends
- Bullying: Understanding the Impact and Developing Strategies for Overcoming It
- Calmness Workshop: How to implement mindfulness through meditation and sound baths
- Conflict Management: How to manage your emotions and chose an appropriate conflict resolution style
- Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making: How to apply problem-solving and decision-making models to the workplace
- Emotional Intelligence: How to increase your understanding of different aspects of human behavior and increase your empathy towards others
- First Aid: How to perform basic first aid before a medical team arrives
- Assertiveness Workshop: How to become more confident and able to handle difficult situations
- Importance of Wellbeing and Happiness: How your diet and exercise have a positive impact on your health
- Living and Coping with Learning Difficulties
- Living Life to the Full: How to cope with Sadness and Depression
- Motivational Skills: How to use the power of accountability to motivate individuals for positive change
- Personal Impact: How to increase your confidence and stop being shy when confronted with new situations
- Stress, Anxiety & Burn Out: Coping Mechanisms
- The Power of Positive Thinking: How to reframe life’s events to get the best out of every situation

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data received from Rasha Magdy El-Saied, Senior HR Manager

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