Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Seppala Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
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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:

A number of Hope College Green Team members participate in professional organizations such as AASHE, CURC, and the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum (WMSBF) https://wmsbf.org/ and learn about professional development opportunities and share them with others around campus. The WMSBF holds monthly events where they cover specific topics related to operations, grounds, sustainable event planning, etc... Often the meetings will then come with "credits" towards their related profession.
On April 10, 2017 Hope College hosted one of the monthly meetings on campus.
The college hosts online web training through SafeColleges which includes several environmental training modules; in particularly one dedicated to energy conservation. All campus employees have been invited to take these as they desire.

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

As an example, for the AASHE 2020 conference the Green Team funded the travel of a communications faculty member who was interested in attending. She then reported back to the Green Team administrators.

We have also encouraged our faculty and staff to attend meetings for groups like Michigan Green Healthcare Committee:

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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