|Submission Date||March 19, 2019|
University of Nebraska at Omaha
EN-9: Staff Professional Development
|1.25 / 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:
The University of Nebraska Omaha Human Resources staff offer services to assist with the recruitment, development, and retention of an outstanding, diverse, and fully engaged workforce. Re-Imagining U, a new employee training and development program, was launched in August 2017 in collaboration with UNMC Human Resources. Re-Imagining U is offered year-round and new offerings are updated monthly. Offerings cover aspects of social sustainability (equity, diversity, safety). These courses include: Change Management, Developing FMLA/ADA for Employees and Managers, Hiring Best Practices, Service Inside and Out, Trust and Communication, Aging; Imagining your future self, Attitude of Gratitude, S'more Teamwork, Serenity in the age of anxiety, Appreciating Difference, Valuing People, Safe Space Training and much more. Re-Imagining U gives employees the opportunity to customize their learning and skill development in a way that is right for them. Courses are offered individually. Employees can take courses in any order they desire. Re-Imagining U also features one-time speakers and topics – called Electives. These Electives cover deeper discussions; trending leadership topics; and equity, diversity and inclusion learning.
In April 2019, the Office of Sustainability will be hosting a class about sustainable living - at work, in class, and at home.
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):
Re-Imagining U is in collaboration with our sister campus UNMC which affords learning and training opportunities to be offered at either location for employees' ease and convenience
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:
Performance review process is currently under review - no current estimated completion date at this time.