|Submission Date||Jan. 7, 2015|
EN-8: Staff Professional Development
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :
The Employee Sustainability Leadership Certificate Program (ESLCP) is an education program designed for university employees. The program modules aim to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills leading to more sustainability-related behaviors in the workplace.
The Dalhousie Bike Center offers educational programs in bike safety and maintenance. This is open to all Staff.
Boots and blooms is another learning program open to all staff where there are opportunities for learning about gardening. 2014 boots and blooms included a workshop on how to make a pallet bed for gardening purposes.
Also the annual Office of Sustainability celebration provides a forum where employees are apprised of sustainability projects carried out in the previous year.
Further, there are lunch-and-learn sessions hosted by the Office of Sustainability for staff on various sustainability topics.
Green Building Education: The Office of Sustainability works with Facilities Management staff and Canada Green Building Council and the local Chapter to provide webinars, workshops and access to the local green building conference. Each year professional development is organized on topics such as LEED, solar PV, and other green building topics. Dalhousie this year became a gold sponsor of the Atlantic Chapter of the Canada Green Building Conference for participation as many project managers are LEED accredited professionals where annual training is supported.
The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:
The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:
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