Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.47
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Portland State University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Amanda Wolf
Program + Assessment Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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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:

Human Resources Office offers a variety of manager trainings that provide leadership skills for supervisors and managers at Portland State University. These services include: PSU Manager Basics Training Series and the Willamette Valley Higher Education HR Consortium Seminars

The Center for Executive and Professional Educaiton, a part of the the School of Business at PSU, offers discounted continuing educaiton programs for PSU employees. Some of the sustainability programs/trainings include: Adapting to and leading change, change management, dealing with change, system thinking, Leadership, Innovation, Fundamentals of Lean

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.

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 university supports professional development via conferences and workshops for a variety of disciplines and fields relating to sustainability. Examples are, but are not limited to:

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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