Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.65
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Furman University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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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):
75% or more

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

Annual workshops offered by Human Resources Department address the awareness of diversity and inclusiveness and builds skills to reduce discrimination.

Other recent workshops offered include:

“The Three R’s of Stress Management: Rethink, Reframe, Relax.” In the seminar, participants define stress and stomp out the myths that often keep people stressed. Participants also use self-assessments to learn how they think about themselves and how they process information. Finally, participants will learn positive psychology, mindfulness, and other data-driven techniques that can bring relaxation to their lives.

A free four-week course for faculty on mindfulness and meditation led by Min-Ken Liao and Meghan Slining. In this course, we will explore different mindfulness techniques, discuss personal practice experiences, and enjoy each other’s mindful presence.


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):

Furman regularly pays for staff to attend conferences and workshops that support sustainability, including AASHE, Smart and Sustainable, and the southeast Energy Summit, ReFrame, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Council conference.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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