Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.54
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date June 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of California, Davis
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Carla Fresquez
Engagement Program Manager
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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:

UC Davis Learning and Development fosters and supports learning and performance by providing innovative, high-quality programs, resources and services. They offer staff a wide array of courses, programs and certificate series on nearly 300 topics, as well as confidential career counseling, a resource library, online toolkits and management consultation regarding learning and performance support.

Sustainability-related course examples include:
Living the Principles of Community
Sustainable Practices: Events

Understanding Diversity and Social Justice
Unpacking Oppression
Conducting Culturally Inclusive Trainings

Leading and Managing in a Multicultural Community

Disability Awareness in the Workplace
Culturally Inclusive Language

UC Davis licenses an e-book library (provided by Skillsoft). This library has over 1,500 books that address sustainability. All of these resources are available to all UC Davis employees.

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education courses are accessible to all UC Davis staff. Sustainability-related coursework is available on a class-by-class basis, or through certificate programs. A number of sustainability-related courses in the areas of water resources, land use and natural resources, planning and sustainability, and hazardous materials management are offered by UC Davis CPE throughout the year.

In partnership with SDPS, the UC Davis Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Program offers a Dialogues on Diversity series of courses to all UC Davis affiliates.

The UC Office of the President also offers Capital Programs Institute courses in person and online that deal with sustainability issues.

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

There are many external opportunities that are supported by UC Davis for professional development such as the annual GreenBuild conference, seasonal Pacific Gas & Electric classes on sustainability, Green Sports Alliance, the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference, and the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, among other conferences and training opportunities. These venues are regularly attended by staff as well as students working with staff on sustainability topics.

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
75% or more

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :

All employees are required to set a goal related to diversity and inclusion, which becomes part of their performance review.

Goal setting within performance review in the Design and Construction Management unit typically includes updates and training for sustainability issues and code requirements. Evaluation is reviewed for the past year on training accomplished and how it applies to current projects.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

For more information, visit the following websites:

Capital Programs Institute: https://www.ucop.edu/construction-services/programs-and-processes/cpi/index.html

Continuing and Professional Education: https://cpe.ucdavis.edu

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