Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.14
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date July 10, 2023

STARS v2.2

California Polytechnic State University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Kylee Singh
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Utilities and Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:

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

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:

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

The Staff Learning Community is a group of Cal Poly Staff employees that want to share and learn from each other. We were all new employees once and had to learn how to navigate around the University. For the SLC to work and be a supportive Community you have to get involved! Share knowledge, tips, tricks, processes & procedures you've learned or developed that make your life at Cal Poly easier and more efficient. We will grow by all of us sharing! At least twice a year the SLC focuses on a sustainability specific topic.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

In 2022, Kori Nielsen, the former Sustainability Associate, brought in Lorne Mlotek, from Leadinggreen to educate staff members on green building practices as it pertains to the rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The ultimate goal was for the staff members to earn their LEED GA, and after months of studying, over a dozen staff members from various departments on campus earned their accreditation.

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :

There are 5 full time sustainability staff positions on campus and over a dozen student positions. Those positions all have sustainability metrics in their performance evaluations.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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