Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.57
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 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 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:
1-24%

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

Sustainability training is available as a professional development course through the Human Resources Organization and Professional Development program. In this one day workshop, "Making the Workplace More Sustainable," participants learn about sustainability goals and initiatives at UNC, including the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative, to achieve water neutrality, zero waste, and greenhouse gas neutrality. 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.

Attendees learn how to host green events, purchase more socially- and environmentally-responsible products, and adopt practices that advance sustainability at Carolina. The workshop helps staff identify and promote UNC-specific opportunities related to sustainable purchasing; energy; transportation; water; waste reduction; events; and health and wellness. A strong focus of the current workshop is on “recycling right.”

Joanne Filley in Continuous Improvement, Staff Development, and Training also led a multi-day, in-service training on sustainability for Public Safety employees in 2017.


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

Conferences e.g. AASHE, USGBC, Recycling; Energy and Clean Tech Summits, webinars, trainings, licensure and continuing education units, and professional society memberships.


Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:
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A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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