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Overall Score
Liaison Tavey Capps
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2015
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Duke University
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tavey Capps
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice President
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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 :

Sustainable Duke facilitates a quarterly staff training through Learning & Organization Development in Human Resources at Duke. This training is open to all staff members at Duke and focuses on understanding sustainability, learning about existing sustainability efforts at Duke, and professional development for staff members that will assist them in taking action to create a more sustainable workplace. Below is a description of the workshop content:

Leading for Environmental Sustainability - Would you like to become a more sustainable staff member and help reduce the environmental impact of your workplace? This 2 hour workshop will provide you with the materials and skills necessary to “green” your office. Sustainability is an expanding field and a serious commitment at Duke. Becoming the sustainability expert in your office provides a competitive advantage in the workplace while helping the planet. In addition to providing ample time for discussion and networking with other staff about their challenges and successes with office greening, the workshop covers:
- sustainability efforts at Duke University
- personal changes you can make to reduce your environmental footprint at work
- guiding your department through the Duke Green Workplace Certification
- starting and leading a green team
- resources provided by Sustainable Duke to assist you in office greening.

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:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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