Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

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

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):

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

Mohawk College offers training and professional development opportunities in sustainability to all employees. All professional development courses, programs and workshops are approved by Managers and recognized as formal training. These opportunities ranges from a variety of sustainability topics including mental health, financial knowledge, sustainability and business management, climate change, gender equality and diversity, inclusiveness, Aboriginal experiences, harassment and diversity.

As well, all staff have access to Lynda.com, a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. https://www.lynda.com/search?q=sustainability

Some professional opportunities offered by the college include:
Healthy Eating: Healthy Work Lunches (cooking demonstration) - A cooking demonstration to learn quick and simple recipes that taste great and are easy to fit into your busy schedule. Participants will have the opportunity to taste the meals and take a copy of the recipes home.

Microeconomics Introductory - ECONMCS03
Explore principles essential to an understanding of contemporary microeconomics, with emphasis on the use of economic models for accurate analysis of economic developments. Examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures and the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/ce/course-groups/business-courses/professional-development

Climate Change Management for Business Course
Staff have free access to the Climate Change Management for Business Course. Climate Change Management for Business is a flexible and free micro-course. Learn about climate change and gain the knowledge necessary for helping businesses manage it. By the end of the course you will be able to: Recognize the role of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change; Identify climate-related risks and opportunities for business and; Select strategies and tools to help businesses adapt to and mitigate climate change impacts

Sustainability Microcredential
Staff have free access to a Sustainability Microcredential where they can move through 4 modules: Population, Energy & Climate Change,;Waste & Water; Sustainability and Cities; and Business and Sustainability.

Indigenous Insights Micro-Credential
A free micro-credential course offered to employees and students to learn more about Indigenous culture and the social, cultural or political issues that affect Indigenous peoples' access to education and health services. Participants learn about the impacts of Residential schools, contributing factors to health in Indigenous communities and the difference between epistemic and institutional racism.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

LEED GA Certification
Mohawk College staff can take any professional development opportunity and be reimbursed as long as it is in alignment with their current role at the college and is approved by their manager. In 2018, Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change and the Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator were approved to register for the LEED GA Certification and were reimbursed for the cost. As well, through Mohawk's membership with the CAGBC, a discount was also provided for the certification. https://www.cagbc.org/LEEDGreenAssociate

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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