Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jessica Russell
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Courtney Stange
Administrative Assistant
Institute for Environmental Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

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

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):
75% or more

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

We provide many panels, speakers and workshops that staff are able to attend on the topic of environmental or social sustainability

- Naomi Klein - the social change activist and climate change expert spoke at Mount Royal in 2016 to over 500 staff/faculty/students
- Working Mind workshops on mental health available to all staff and mandatory for some front line folks
- Why truth and reconciliation? The history of residential schools in Canada hosted for students, staff and faculty
- SOMAR Speaker series was a partnership with the Alberta Forum theater that hosted several discussions on issues that impact social and environmental issues for Albertans and Calgarians.
- Indigenous equity in education session
- The staff and faculty associations every year hosts a PD day that serves up 200 staff and it focuses on wellness, Indigenous ways of knowing and student support
-Mount Royal Staff Association also provides PD workshops on well-being, workplace support and cultural awareness.


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):

The Mount Royal Staff Association supplies Education and Development and Training (EDT) funding to staff at Mount Royal University. The Mount Royal Staff Association provides $100,000 for professional learning and $25,000 for personal learning. This money can be used toward sustainable initiatives and education. Applications vary for this funding.


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) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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