Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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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:
75% or more

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

HCT provides various Professional ~Development and training opportunities for its staff and faculty members. below are some of the PDs and training that are currently offered:
1. Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability: This course applies to the following: HCT Staff, faculty, and students. The learning outcomes are:
◾ Understand the concept of pollution (LO1)
◾ Identify the various methods of controlling pollution (LO2)
◾ Understand the concept of environmental sustainability (LO3)
◾ Implement the various ways of sorting and managing waste (LO3)
◾ Identify the types of sustainability (LO4)
◾ Identify the examples of environmental sustainability (LO4)
◾ Understand the concept of renewable energy (LO5)
◾ Explore the different types of renewable energy (LO5)
2. Global Warming and Climate Change. This course applies to HCT Staff, faculty, and students. The learning outcomes are:
Understand the concept of Global Warming (LO1)
◾ Identify the various indicators of Global Warming (LO2)
◾ Comprehend the consequences of Global Warming (LO2)
◾ Understand the Greenhouse Effect and identify the various gases associated with it (LO3)
◾ Recognize the causes and effects of Carbon Dioxide (LO4)
◾ Understand the concept of Climate Change (LO5)
◾ Reduce your impact on the environment (LO6)
3. LEED Green Associate Exam Training Course. It applies to the Shared Services Team and Faculty as well. The learning outcomes are:
◾ The course provides essential knowledge of the intents and requirements of LEED credits and prerequisites.
◾ A good understanding of the LEED Processes, Recognition, Application & Analysis.
◾ An insight into the current way of handling projects to enhance new learning.
◾ Comprehend LEED core ideas and credit categories for every kind of building.
◾ Gear up for the LEED GA exam by emphasizing the core topics.
4. EHS orientation

The number of benefited staff/faculty for the PDs and courses are as follows:

1. Environmental Sustainability and Pollution control: 1529 staff/faculty in 2021 and 2133 staff/ faculty in 2022.
2. Global Warming and Climate Change: 1406 staff/ faculty in 2021 and 2022 staff/ faculty in 2022.
3. EHS Orientation in BB: 374 staff in 2021 and 636 staff in 2022.

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

1. GRI course
2. SSO course
3. 2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator
4. LEED Green Associate training course: 63 staff/faculty in 2022.
5. LEED AP BD+C training course: 5 staff in 2022.
6. All the sustainability-related courses offered on Linkedin.

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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