|Submission Date||Dec. 26, 2018|
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
EN-9: Staff Professional Development
|2.00 / 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:
During the professional development day, mandatory for all those who work at USFQ, we include sustainability related trainings. In 2016 it was specific to understanding microaggressions, particularly related to gender equality. This was imparted by a Fullbright visiting scholar, Patricia Marshall, PhD. In 2017 it included understanding the health of rivers in the country and overall ecological health based on the research by Andrea Encalada, PhD.
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 professor has a proposed budget to do trainings based on their professional needs. We have had professors take sustainability trainings such as B-Corps Multipliers (2016), and the Amani Institute Social Innovation Course (2017) for students and faculty. These trainings were financed by the University.
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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