|Submission Date||Sept. 28, 2020|
Northern Arizona University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training
|1.25 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
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:
1) Every NAU faculty and staff member can become an Energy Mentor. These individuals volunteer to support the culture of sustainability at Northern Arizona University.
They attend a 1.5hour Training Workshop to learn the basics of Climate Change, Energy consumption on campus, Reduce the Juice, Strive for 5, and Flip the Switch behavior change campaigns to become an Energy Mentor.
There are approximate 293 trained Energy Mentors, up from 130 three years prior. Energy Mentors take their knowledge back to the students, faculty and staffers in their offices and classrooms across campus.
2) We also boast a Green Office Program with 28 offices currently certified. Green Office Certification (GOC) program provides a great opportunity for faculty and staff around campus to make a difference in the field of sustainability. The program lays out a foundation for your office to make a positive impact on campus. Upon completion of each level, your office will reduce the environmental impacts that coincide with your daily operations. Discover what other offices have accomplished under the Green Office Certification program.
A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
Any employee can submit a proposal to the Green Fund to attend conferences. In the past 3 years the Green Fund has funded professionals to attend several conferences and invited speakers on campus for a more enriching sustainability experience for faculty.
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 :
Stewardship is one of 5 university strategic goals, and within that sustainability is a tremendous theme. From getting a new position through HR and in our daily operational decision making, sustainability is a common theme. Employees are rewarded for their sustainability efforts via the Annual Sustainability Leadership Awards in the Staff or Faculty categories.
Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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