Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.21
Liaison Chris Gardner
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2022

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00
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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:

Health and Wellbeing
Douglas college holds a series of 8 workshops offered over the academic year to support employee health and mental wellness. The series supplements the health resources and training available on our intranet and through Homeweb/Homewood Health (EFAP provider). Additionally, Douglas College employees may access resources through Not Myself Today

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Douglas College has partnered with Inclusive Excellence Strategy Solutions to offer EDI training to all Administrators. The learning series includes 4 core courses and 3 microaggression workshops—courses.

Douglas College offers annual training and workshops on Indigenization to employees. Douglas is currently developing an Indigenization Professional Development Framework as part of the College’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan Initiative 3.1.4. Additionally, Douglas Indigenization Resource Repository has a list of courses, training and resources for employees to pursue self-directed learning

Professional Development Day and Speaker Series Week
Douglas College Speaker Series Week has keynotes and workshops hosted in November, December and April each year and open to all College employees. Each year Douglas has a different theme, the previous 2 years the theme was Indigenization, this year the theme is Employee Health and Wellness.

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

At Douglas College, employees may apply for professional development funding to take external professional development opportunities in sustainability. For example, employees have applied to complete the San’yas Anti-Racism Indigenous Cultural Safety training program: San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Online Training (sanyas.ca) and UBC’s Principled Engagement with Indigenous People. Staff may apply for $1500 per fiscal year in funding. Administrators may apply for $500 per fiscal year in funding, unused funds accumulate are carried forward to the next fiscal. Sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff.

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 :

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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