|Submission Date||May 9, 2017|
The Ohio State University at Lima
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:
Ohio State offers many personal and professional development opportunities to its staff. Ohio State sees sustainability holistically and understands the value of a healthy environment and workplace. Ohio State offers many personal and professional development opportunities to its staff. The Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), launched in 2012 by the School of Environment and Natural Resources, is an outreach network for Ohio State faculty, staff, and students to connect with others who share their passion for the environment and natural resources. This program offers many opportunities for its 1,900 online participants in Ohio and beyond to become engaged in 26 topic areas covering all aspects of the environment. The online portion supports networking with other professionals, information sharing, job boards, and much more. In person, there are opportunities to attend events where members can find like-minded peers to discuss numerous topics, including air quality, energy, sustainability, and wildlife.
Moreover, the College of Nursing offers educational modules about each of the nine dimensions of wellness. The environmental module offers insight to Ohio State’s goals in sustainability and opportunities for faculty and staff to make a difference in their local communities. The environmental wellness pledge calls upon the participant to achieve at least one sustainable action in the four weeks following completion of the module.
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):
Staff is encouraged to take responsibility for their own professional development at The Ohio State University. There are different opportunities for learning such as self-directed and face-to-face. In addition, the University provides 100% tuition assistance for all eligible staff.
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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