Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.36
Liaison Allison Maxted
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Mohawk College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Nicolai Strabac
Sustainable Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office/Facilities Services
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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:

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, Indigenous teachings, harassment and diversity.

As well, all staff have access to LinkedIN Learning a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

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.

Fostering Queer and Trans-Inclusive Environments at Work and Beyond
This interactive workshop will help you and your teams gain a deeper understanding of 2SLGBTQIA communities and how to begin fostering more affirming spaces at work (and beyond) that celebrate the dignity of queer and trans people. You will learn common terms used by and for 2SLGBTQIA folks, deepen your understanding of self-determination, and discuss the importance of using and respecting people’s pronouns. You will learn about discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and explore best practices on interrupting violence and harm and how to be an ally to 2SLGBTQIA communities.

EDI Course: Inclusion at Mohawk ( 3 part course)
This course provides an understanding of the ways in which Mohawk College has advanced along the continuum of inclusion as an organization. Participants will consider Mohawk’s history and identify specific policies and procedures that have been put into place, throughout the years, in order to ensure Mohawk provided a safe space for everybody on campus. Further, participants will consider Mohawk’s current and future commitments to equity and inclusion, and their responsibilities therein.

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 :

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 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:

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