|Submission Date||Sept. 1, 2017|
George Mason University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development
|1.25 / 2.00||
Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
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):
A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:
The Office of Sustainability provides professional development opportunities to all Mason employees throughout the year. Staff and faculty can certify their office as a sustainable office through the Green Office Program. The program outlines sustainable actions and measures and trains employees how to become a Green Office.
George Mason University is a member of the Virginia chapter of APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities. In June of 2017, Mason hosted the annual conference. Sessions included "Building a Resilient Campus Energy Infrastructure Network", Campus Greenhouse: Growing Greens for Campus Dining Halls at GMU", and "Create & Maintain High-Performing Campus Facilities.
Finally, throughout the academic year, the office of Human Resources and Payroll holds a physical well-being seminar series, covering a broad spectrum of topics. All staff members are encouraged to attend these sessions. Additionally, the office annually holds a Faculty-Staff Enrichment Day with breakout sessions and keynote speakers centered around a theme, usually current events in the Mason community. In years past, the theme was "Building a Culture of Appreciation", "Dive into your Strengths", and "Living the Mason Values".
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):
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) :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data accurate for FY17.
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