Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Élise St-Laurent
Mrs
Human resources department
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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:

Support staff can take training related to sustainable development or undertake study programs and be reimbursed for it. Managers and most faculty also have a budget that can be used for this. Finally, the professional development committee organizes various conferences on themes often related to sustainable development. For example, there are various free lunchtime conferences on stress management, adopting better lifestyle habits (diet, physical exercise, sleep, etc.), work/life balance, etc.

Here are some examples of courses, symposium or training that are offer at ÉTS:
Manufacturing technology
International innovation and marketing
Interpersonal communications and its tools
Health, technology and society
Security, human and environmental factors
Architechtural systems of a building


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):

Employees can undertake credited courses or continiuing education and be reimbursed to a maximum of $2000 per fiscal year.

Here are some examples of external courses or training :
Occupational health and safety
Contemporary collective bargaining
Immigration law
Immigration, ethnic minority
Racism sociology


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) :
1-24%

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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The performance reviews mainly address the social aspects of sustainable development. Employees are assessed on their ability to use the team's strengths, consult and involve others in decisions, provide support, resolve conflicts, respect others, etc. They also consider whether employees know and meet the standards of occupational health and safety.

Here is what is being evaluated:
Work coordination: Uses group resources and coordinates individual efforts based on results to be achieved. Establishes appropriate control points. Periodically evaluates the work accomplished and the results obtained. Consult and involve team members in decisions that affect them. Provides support to his team even in routine operations when required. Resolves conflicts.

Workplace safety: Works safely and meets safety standards. If necessary, identifies and corrects unsafe conditions and influences his/her work group to do so.

Design: Designs and develops processes, procedures and systems that meet needs. Takes into account resource savings and the impacts of its recommendations or decisions.

Problem Solving: Effectively solves problems encountered and anticipates the effects of solutions. Acts quickly in an emergency situation.

Interpersonal relationships: Demonstrates respect for people. Trust others. Demonstrates interest when people speak out. Initiates contact with colleagues. Knows how to get accepted.

Collaboration: Acts on team decisions, shares information, gives opinions and advice when required. Seeks to understand and respond to the demands of others. Helps colleagues spontaneously.

Staff coordination: Uses group resources and coordinates individual efforts based on results to be achieved. Establishes appropriate control points. Periodically evaluates the work accomplished and the results obtained. Keeps employees informed and ensures regular feedback. Is available and able to understand individual needs. Resolves conflicts. Consult and involve team members in decisions that affect them. Provides support to his team in even routine operations when required.

Understanding the dynamics of the environment: Understands and applies procedures, policies and standards. Takes into account the responsibilities and operation of other units. Captures and takes into account ÉTS characteristics and values. Acts in the interests of the organization rather than its own interests. Has a sense of belonging and works to increase employees' sense of belonging to the organization.

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