|Submission Date||June 24, 2021|
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training
|1.00 / 2.00||
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:
The Centre for Intercultural Engagement at Langara aims to create a sense of belonging and a safe environment for Langara’s students, employees, and communities to thrive by building respectful relationships, and intentionally advocating for change within systems of inequity and discrimination.
We offer intercultural competency training to academic and non-academic staff to build the skills required to value difference and bridge perspectives. This training helps ensure that all employees understand what Langara considers appropriate and inappropriate behaviour towards people based on their race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation. This training includes an Employee Intercultural Engagement Certificate Program as well as a course available to students called Introduction to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Intercultural Spaces.
A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
Langara offers the opportunity for interested staff to attend the annual AASHE conference paid for by the institution, and several staff have done so in the last 3 years.
Additionally, sustainability training and professional development (e.g., LEED accreditation) is covered via a training budget that staff can access in general and on case by case basis.
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: