Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.53
Liaison Taryn Wilkinson
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Niagara College Canada
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Taryn Wilkinson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management Services
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) - Sustainability Stream

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) is a Co-Curricular Record program designed to offer students from any academic area the opportunity to explore and develop leadership skills in four key areas:

iLEAD Myself (personal growth)
iLEAD My Team (group development)
iLEAD My Community (community values)
iLEAD My Career (professional application)

Through learning, growth and experience in these areas, students will challenge themselves, bring out their personal best and develop the skills to affect change and make an impact. The LEAD program will develop leadership skills while enhancing the career-focused, hands-on training they get in their program of study. This program is a great way to gain a competitive edge, valuable leadership skills and experience, and develop their resume and portfolio.

In fall 2015, as part of the LEAD program, the Office of Sustainability introduced a sustainability pillar of LEAD curriculum. In addition to sustainability themed LEAD workshops, there will be other sustainability themed events and initiatives taking place throughout the academic year that can be applied to the LEAD sustainability stream. This program is open to all students, and any workshops, events or initiatives, while designed for LEAD students, are open to all students to participate in which they will receive co-curricular hours.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The positive measurable outcomes for this program will include the total number of students that have participated in Sustainability LEAD workshops, events, and initiatives, and the total number of hours that students have contributed to Sustainability LEAD workshops, events, and initiatives.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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