|Submission Date||May 28, 2019|
EN-9: Staff Professional Development
|1.25 / 2.00||
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:
All staff are invited to an annual "Discovery Day", which is an all-day event for College employees to partake in a variety of professional development workshops. Discovery Day 2019 had an emphasis on sustainability. Employees were encouraged to carpool to the event, bring their own dishes for lunch to reduce waste, and join in on a lunchtime discussion on sustainable lifestyle choices. Sustainable Selkirk hosted a sustainability-themed workshop. The keynote speaker was Wyle Baoween, CEO HRx. Baoween's firm reviews values, policies, and processes of an organization, seeking to enhance equity, diversity and inclusivity. He also offered a workshop at the 2019 Discovery Day.
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):
Every year, non-faculty staff are offered the opportunity to attend some form of sustainability-related training. Both Exempt and Support Staff have a PD fund that they can draw upon to attend training, and free courses are offered at the College as well. The courses generally focus on Social Sustainability; for example, a course for employees in Hostile Interactions was hosted at the College, addressing Earth Charter Principle IV: Democracy, Non-Violence, and Peace.
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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