Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jean-Michel Champagne
Sustainable Development Officer
Infrastructure - Sustainability Office
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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:

HEC Montréal’s development and training programs for non-academic staff are made of 3 main components.
First and foremost, a standard training offer, every semester, for professional skills (ex. Social media and websites, English or French as a second language, digital tools, management skills, etc.). With the new reality of Covid-19, this basic training offer has been immensely improved to include online communication, but also wellbeing, managing in situations of crisis, developing our soft skills and empathy, etc. This new offer, opened to all employees and co-developed with an external training partner specialized in wellbeing, is a direct response to HEC’s employees wellbeing survey conducted in 2020.
Second, specific training and development are offered by the Sustainability office around our permaculture and gardening programs. These training, who used to be provided on the field, has been adapted for online presentation, allowing more people to assist through Facebook live events. Other departments, such as the Equity, diversity and inclusion office, are also completing the conversion of their training session for non-academic staff to an online platform schedules to be launched in late 2020/early 2021.
Finally, HEC Montréal is committed to encourage its non-academic staff to keep learning and developing their skills related to SD. Employees who wish to participate in external training and development session simply have to submit a request to their manager to get their subscription cost reimburse. Examples of common training and development activities include participation in SD graduated programs, training, lecture and exhibitions with the school partners such as Ashoka, travel fee to participate in activities abroad for non-academic, etc.
Human resources office is keeping a general log of all training activities followed by non-academic staff, but No specific log related to sustainability training and development activities are kept.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

In the last year, HEC Montréal main external training partners in sustainability and wellbeing were P3 Permaculture (Ecology and permaculture), Miel Montréal (ecosystem management and beekeeping), and Humance (wellbeing and EDI).

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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