Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.34
Liaison Mary Whitney
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Chatham University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Mary Whitney
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

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

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):
1-24%

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

At Chatham University, we train our Student Affairs employees in sustainability and green practices, and Chatham Ambassadors from the university admissions offices also receive in-depth training on our sustainability initiatives. We also train our facilities employees on green facilities operations (as part of our membership in AICUP) and have several green cleaning seminars for all housekeeping employees at Chatham University. We conduct a monthly staff Lunch-and-Learn where program directors and other staff attend to learn about Chatham's various sustainability initiatives, including green purchasing, green cleaning, composting, etc.

The Sustainability Office also works directly with other Chatham departments by request, offering specialized content for staff and faculty trainings.


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):

We have quite a lot of in-house expertise in sustainability! We do occasionally approved outside courses and paid for them out of department budgets.


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) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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In addition to professional development, every new hire at Chatham attends a sustainability training so that they understand our initiatives and our institutional expectations for their participation.

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