|Submission Date||July 27, 2017|
University of New Hampshire
EN-9: Staff Professional Development
|1.25 / 2.00||
Communications and Information Coordinator
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:
UNH offers various sustainability themed professional development/ training opportunities throughout the year. Some of the program offerings include Social Justice Educator training and online sustainability modules that are open to all staff members. Staff also have the opportunity to participate in the Green Office Program, in which they receive training and a sustainability certification for their office.
As a result of the campus-wide engagement over 2016 and 2017, including a campus-wide survey, we developed and launched a Sustainability professional development training module. UNH staff and faculty indicated confusion over what is sustainability, how UNH practices sustainability, and how they can be engaged in sustainability work through the survey. The first training module facilitates a universal understanding of what sustainability means, how UNH practices sustainability, and how employees can be engaged in sustainability. This module will be one in a series of modules to increase knowledge and skills around sustainability for employees.
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):
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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