Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.69
Liaison Elizabeth Drake
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Swarthmore College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Aurora Winslade
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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:

- Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind: Covanta Incinerator Site Visit (27 attendees)
- Understanding the Carbon Charge (18 attendees)
- Food for Thought- Community Shared Agriculture & Local Farm Share Opportunities (34 attendees)
- Facilitating Meetings that Matter (39 attendees)
- Sustainability & Reducing Your Environmental Footprint (15 attendees)
- Sustainability at Home- What Can I Do? (36 attendees)
- Understanding Sustainability at Swarthmore (37 attendees) - Managing Conflict: Why Can't We All Just Get Along
- Ethical Blind Spots: Why We Often Fail To Do the Right Thing, Even When We Want To
- Common Ground:  How to Listen and Breakdown Age Barriers in the Workplace
- Recognizing and Addressing Micro aggressions

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

The Office of Sustainability sent Contracts and Purchasing Manager, Cindy Urick, to a conference on sustainable purchasing.

The Office of Sustainability sent a member of our Environmental Services staff to the AASHE conferences.

Two members of our facilities staff attended a regional conference at Carleton College on sustainability in higher education.

Some facilities staff attended a training on the Living Building Challenge, which the College has been exploring as an option for new construction projects.

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:

Information provided by Zenobia Hargust, Director, Equal Opportunity and Engagement; Deputy Title IX Coordinator, zhargus1@swarthmore.edu, 610-328-8398.

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