Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.67
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Mansfield
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Donna (PhD) Hight
Assistent Director, Student LIfe and Retention Officer
Ohio State Mansfield
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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:

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.

The College of Nursing offers 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):

All staff are encouraged to take responsibility for their own professional development at Ohio State. This university is filled with resources that can help you thrive as an employee. Whether you prefer in-person or self-directed learning, there are many opportunities. Employees and managers continue to upgrade skills and talents based on the need of their department. The current budget allows for training opportunity for those individuals desiring to update their skills. We rank level of importance of topics based on employee surveys. We provide lunch and have learning sessions based on interest level for all employees. Certifications are updated based on departmental requirements.

Human Resources collaborate on orientation and ongoing development opportunities for staff. We provide lunch and hold seminars over the course of a year that address such issues as retirement, heart health risk, roles and responsibilities of managing staff, the art of hosting, Sean Delany culture work, performance development, and financial planning.
http://hr.osu.edu/ole/StaffTraining.aspx. http://hr.osu.edu/ole/AcademicLeaderDevelopment.aspx http://hr.osu.edu/ole/SelfDirectedLearning.aspx.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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