Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.59
Liaison Chris Adam
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Dawson College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Chris Adam
Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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):
25-49%

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

1. Sustainable Happiness Facilitator Training (6 month program)
2. Training on the prevention of sexual violence - Dawson Sexual Harassment policy
3. Support staff (DSSU) union professional days - zero waste events; Living Campus; updates on sustainability accomplishments
4. Living Schools Symposium (staff invited but invitation only) 2018, 2019
5. Sustainable Dawson - Living Campus Tour Training
7. Accessibility Centre workshops on UDL and special needs students for teachers
8. Prevention of Sexual Harassment workshops; all managers and directors; workshops for teachers and support 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):

Sustainable Happiness Certificates and the Facilitator Training program are supported by an external expert and financially supported by the Sustainability Office and Human Resources. Prevention of Sexual violence workshops are taken by all managers and with paid external professionals and supported financially by the human resourses dept.
External workshop leaders brought in during the union professional development days are paid for through membership dues.
Workshops given by the Sustainability Office staff (Living Campus Tour Training, Sustainable Happiness workshops) are supported by the budget of the Sustainability Office.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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