|Submission Date||Feb. 19, 2020|
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training
|1.25 / 2.00||
Assistant Director of Sustainability for Education and Outreach
Office of Sustainability
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:
From fall 2011 through the 2018-2019 academic year the Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Office of Leadership and Professional Development (OLPD), offered staff professional development opportunities on sustainability. The session, entitled Creating a More Sustainable Workplace, educated participants about Elon’s sustainability program and how they can be a Sustainability Leader in their office.
Participants were encouraged to take the information gained back to their departments/offices along with a Sustainable Workplace Assessment Tool. The Tool helped departments/offices identify their accomplishments and areas for improvement. This introductory session was included in an individual's Experiences Certificate provided by OLPD. Those who attended the session became part of the Sustainability Leaders group on campus.
The Faculty Fellow for Sustainability offers lunch and learn programs open to staff and faculty. They are usually led by a faculty or staff member knowledgeable on the given topic. In the 2018-2019 academic year, discussions included sustainable development in the local community and a book discussion on David Orr's book, Dangerous Years: Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward.
A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
Office of Sustainability staff utilize university provided professional development funds to attend conferences (e.g., the AASHE Conference), workshops and webinars.
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:
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