Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Champlain College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Archambault
Associate Vice President for Human Capital
People Center
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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):
75% or more

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

Champlain College is committed to providing a safe learning, working, and living environment that is free from violence and unlawful discrimination and harassment. As part of that commitment, Champlain College requires all staff, faculty (including adjunct faculty), and supervisors to complete the following courses:
Mosaic: Prevent Harassment Together - Faculty & Staff Version
Mosaic: Prevent Harassment Together - Manager Version
Mosaic: Prevent Sexual Violence Together
[While perhaps not a typical "sustainability" training - we feel this connects to SDG#5 - Gender Equality, #8 Decent Work, and #10 - Reduced Inequalities).

E-waste training available for all staff - focuses on Information Systems staff and student staff
See training slides here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FB3keECVFuRH1yFIyfboGQhIGhUJLiV6PZm8eCaEG4w

Additionally, Physical Plant staff participate in annual trainings to maintain adequate health and safety compliance with federal OSHA regulations and are taught by Green Mountain Safety (http://www.greenmountainsafety.com/services/).
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course: This course is ideal for supervisors, foremen, employees, and sometimes even Project Managers. The course focuses on various areas to discuss: Introduction to OSHA, the Competent Person, the General Duty Clause, Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Excavation/Trenching, Scaffolding, Fall Protection, Electrical/Lockout-Tagout, Stairways/Ladders, Confined Spaces and Fire Protection/Welding. Upon successful course completion, each attendee will receive a card of completion through the OSHA Training Institute.
Developing Safety Recognition: Do you struggle with making changes to your safety training? Are employees bored with the same training over and over again? What do you HAVE to do for training each year? How do you get employees involved? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, this seminar is perfect for you. We will explore what training is required annually and what people need to have refreshers on and how to test their competencies. We will review several different formats of training on how to “mix things up” with your training. As well as getting your employees involved!

In order to improve sustainable literacy and environmental impact aspects of Champlain College’s actions additional supplemental trainings in Waste Diversion, E-Waste, Fair Trade, and Conflict Minerals are all presented on campus by Eco-Reps and Center for Service & Sustainability staff.

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):

Director for Service & Sustainability attends national and/or regional sustainability related conferences annually (AASHE, NECSC, etc.)

Transportation Director attends regional Transportation Demand Management conferences/gatherings annually (NEPC, ACT, etc.)

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:

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