Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.69
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Veronica Johnson
Academics and Engagement Program Manager
Center for Sustainability
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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:
The Center for Sustainability provides workshops for employees throughout the year:

Sustainability workshops are held during lunch in partnership with Human Resources’ Mission to Wellness program. Using the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sustainability Compass, employees learn sustainability competencies (i.e. systems thinking, strategic thinking, etc.), how to integrate sustainability in their personal and professional lives, and the connection between sustainability and wellness.

Additionally, Forge Garden workshops are held both during the week and on weekends to make them available to the maximum number of people. These workshops are available to all staff at no cost (unless supplies are required, then the cost covers the participants’ supplies). The workshops are usually an hour and a half long and cover broad topics of environmental stewardship, urban gardening, and more. Some example workshops include: Flower Arrangement, Zero Waste Cooking, Worm Composting.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
SCU includes travel and professional development funds per department. For sustainability, funds are allocated to allow the Center for Sustainability staff to attend the AASHE Conference every year.

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 :

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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