Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

Humber College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
25-49%

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

Humber's Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity offers workshops throughout the year focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion. In 2018-19, 386 faculty members and 221 non-academic staff members participated in the Pathways to Human Rights, Education & Action workshop. 1,561 staff members participated in Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) training, 2,088 staff members participated in sexual violence training and 240 staff members participated in other specialized equity, diversity and inclusion workshops as listed below:

1) Student Success: Accommodation Matters
2) Psychological Harassment & Bullying
3) Recognizing and Interrupting Dynamics of Race and Racism
4) The Way Forward: Making the 'Invisible' Visible
5) The Deep Diversity Learning Series
6) Identifying and Managing Human Rights Risks at Humber College

Showcase is an annual event that draws 400+ attendees from the Humber community including non-academic support staff. The Office of Sustainability hosted two workshops during this event that focused on organizing a sustainable event and incorporating sustainable development goals into academic curriculum. In addition, a team member sat on the Showcase committee to ensure the event did not have a large environmental impact and student volunteers were trained on waste management from Sustainability Specialist.

Support Staff Appreciation Week is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates support staff and their contributions to Humber College. The Office of Sustainability offered fun, DIY workshops such as bath bombs and dryer sheets that were relaxing and encouraged sustainable health and wellness.

Mental Health Awareness Month: Nature RX Session, The Office of Sustainability partnered with Humber's Arboretum to host a Nature RX Session during Mental Health Awareness Month for staff and students. The session included a walk through the Arboretum and a meditation session to focus on mental health well being and mindfulness.

Humber's HR professional development department runs 2-day Mental Health First Aid workshops. These workshops help to equip all employees with basic tools to effectively intervene and support students, co-workers, and members of the public who are experiencing mental health problems. 124 employees took this training between April 2015-May 2016.

At least one sustainability knowledge workshop is run annually during Humber's annual internal staff and faculty conference 'Showcase'. Workshops are focused on connecting staff and faculty with the natural environment, how sustainability connects to varied topics, what they can do, etc.


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

Individual staff can ask their manager for support through time or funding to do external training and professional development in sustainability (case by case basis).
All Humber staff can further their education through the "Tuition Assistance Program" (TAP). A maximum of $1000 per employee is available per fiscal year for tuition costs. This could be used for any certificate, diploma or degree.


Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
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A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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