Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lynn Bohonos
Learning and Organizational Development
Human Resources
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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?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
75% or more

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:

Learning and Organizational Development (LOD) at the University of Manitoba organizes programs for staff sustainability professional development. Some of the sustainability professional development courses they offer include Dismantling Racism, Building Cultural Capacity, Dealing with Conflict, THRIVE, Crucial Conversations and Peer Coaching.

In addition, LOD also offers four UM Certificate Programs: UM Human Resources Essentials Program, UM Staff Training Essentials Program, UM Management Fundamentals Program and UM Leaders Learning Program.

Through UM Learn, the University of Manitoba's learning management system (LMS) is used to support the effective delivery of face-to-face, online and blended courses, there are sustainability-related courses available to all staff and faculty. Most notably is the Sustainability at UM course that is designed to introduce the concepts and ideas of sustainability and help the campus community make sustainable choices while attending or working at the University of Manitoba. In total there are four sections that walk participants through the introduction to sustainability, how to reduce their personal impact, lifestyle choices and how to get involved at the University.

The My UMCareer series provides support staff with tools and information to guide their university career path which includes Career Mapping, Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills.

The University implemented required customer service accessibility training for all University staff in 2017 and employment accessibility training to be completed by all UM employees by May 2021. All new employees can access this module training online.


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

The UM offers annual financial assistance to enable employees to attend job or career-related courses, programs, seminars or workshops outside of the institution of which could be directed to sustainability-related 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 :

Performance reviews are intended to encourage open communications between the employee and supervisor. Reviews provide clarification of job responsibilities, review unit/departmental strategies, evaluate staff knowledge, development and performance and allow the discussion of future goals. Thorough and frequent performance reviews are sustainable in nature as they reduce institutional risks by mitigating problems, celebrating successes and improving employee retention through the facilitation of a long-term mindset.


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