Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
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Miami University
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Yvette Kline
Dir. Sustainability & Energy Conservation
Physical Facilities
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Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

Miami is committed to identifying and cutting all types of waste through Lean. Lean is a process to improve quality, responsiveness and productivity, and to reduce costs by analyzing work and finding ways to improve it. "Going Green" is one of MU-Lean's five breakthrough objectives, and approximately 35% of 721 completed projects support this objective. The other objectives are Cost Avoidance, Cost Reduction, Revenue Generation and Productivity Improvement. Training in Lean is available to all employees. It spans the gamut from a 20 minute online overview to a two-year leader certification process with follow-on continuing education requirements.

In addition, all employees are encouraged to attend the annual Lean Fair. This day-long event features classes and displays of various Lean projects. The Sustainability Committee provides at least one class focused on a Lean and Green topic. The January 2015 class was on alternative modes of transportation. Two classes were presented in 2016, one on carbon footprint calculations and one on bikesharing.

Miami's Lean involvement started in 2009.
• Approximately 2,000 employees have been trained as of January 2016
• 2020 Goal: Lean Introduction to 100% of Miami University employees

The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:

Miami has several employees who have been formally trained and certified to teach Lean principles, concepts and techniques for 27 state agencies and K-12 school districts in Ohio. The program, a 5-day Boot Camp, is funded by a $250,000 grant from LeanOhio.

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