Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Molly Bressers
Program & Outreach Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

Sustainability tours educate about the sustainability features of our campus.

Presentations on recycling, energy conservation are offered by the campus sustainability office.

The Climate Champions program offers a departmental best practice certification and education framework, including an assessment. Working to become a Climate Champion department offers sustainability knowledge development as well as professional development for participating staff.

The monthly Sustainability E-newsletter goes out to interested staff, and includes highlights on campus sustainability initiatives, programs, and research, as well as ways for the campus community to get involved. Sustainability stories are also included in the main campus newsletter, "Currently".

Employees can find sustainability-related orientation information in the Human Resources Toolbox, and receive a presentation and brochure on becoming involved with sustainability during new employee orientation.

The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:
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