|Submission Date||March 3, 2017|
Northern Arizona University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development
|1.25 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
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:
1) Every NAU faculty and staff member can become an Energy Mentor. These individuals volunteer to support the sustainability culture at Northern Arizona University.
They attend a 1:15 hour Training Workshop to learn the basics of being an Energy Mentor.
There are approximate 120 trained Energy Mentors and they take their knowledge back to 100's of faculty and staffers in offices across campus.
2) We have an annual "State of Sustainability" where all employees and community members can come learn about advancements in NAU's sustainability over the last year.
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):
Any employee can submit a proposal to the Green Fund to attend conferences. In the last three years, multiple employees have gone to AASHE, GreenBuild, American Wind Energy Association annual WindPower 2016 conference, Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, AZ Town Hall - Keeping Arizona’s Water Glass Half Full, Southwest Fossil Fuel Divestment Conference, and a Sierra Club Conference through funding through Green Fund grants.
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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