Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.75
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date July 24, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Cindy Shea
Director, Sustainability Office
Campus Enterprises
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
No

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

Sustainability training is available as a professional development course through the Human Resources Training and Development program. The training, "Making the Workplace More Sustainable" highlights sustainability as a core value and top-level priority at Carolina. Employees learn about sustainability goals and initiatives at UNC and how they and their department can contribute. The program helps employees become leaders in their workplace by learning practical steps to become more economically, environmentally, and socially responsible. The workshop helps participants identify, measure, and promote sustainable change opportunities in their area. Workshop participants learn about University policies, programs, business practices, and resources that will support the drive to become Carolina Green. Participants will become “green events” certified and learn how to assess sustainability practices within their departments using the Carolina-specific Workplace Sustainability Assessment Tool.

Sustainability is a core value and top-level priority at Carolina. Learn about sustainability goals and initiatives at UNC and how you and your department can contribute. Be the leader in your workplace by learning practical steps to become more economically, environmentally, and socially responsible. This workshop will help participants identify, measure, and promote sustainable change opportunities in their area. Workshop participants will learn about University policies, programs, business practices, and resources that will support the drive to become Carolina Green. Participants will become “green events” certified and learn how to assess sustainability practices within their departments using the Carolina-specific Workplace Sustainability Assessment Tool.


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):

conferences, trainings, and professional society memberships.


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) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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