Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.87
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
Trainings available to staff include:
--Sustainability in the Workplace
--Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion
--LGBT Safe Space Training
--Got Your Six Training
--National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Workshop, Office of Institutional Diversity
--Workshops customized to meet needs of a unit/department/group are provided by the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. Some examples include:
--Diversity in the Workplace
--Effective communication with diverse groups
--Creating an Inclusive Classroom
--Cultural Competence
--Diversity 101

Within Facilities Management Division:
--Building service workers (400) participate in the Building Service Academy which includes training related to indoor environmental quality and waste reduction.
--Employees in the Grounds Dept. (200) participate in the Grounds Academy which includes training related to implementation and maintenance of stormwater controls and landscape best management practices.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
The University of Georgia pays for membership, registration, and related travel expenses associated with sustainability-related organizations and professional development through conferences, webinars, networking, etc. Examples of these organizations include:
--AASHE (2 or more staff members and one or more students attend yearly conference)
--SESN (Southeast Campus Sustainability Network)
--Georgia Bike Summit
--CURC (College and University Recycling Coalition)
--GRC (Georgia Recycling Coalition)
--PLAN (Post Landfill Action Network)
--COAA (Construction Owners Association of America)
--SCUP (Society for College and University Planners)
--NACUBO (Nat'l Assoc. of College and Univ. Business Officers)

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Courses are subject to change annually.

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