Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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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)?:
Yes

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):
1-24%

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

Sustainability is part of the Human Resource Professional Development program offered to employees. An annual session started in 2018 is the Sustainability 101 Skill and Tell training session where employees are trained to integrate sustainability knowledge and skills into the workplace and their daily life. Further sustainability related PD programs are underway. The Sustainability Committee with the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability offer experiential learning opportunities for employees and students to attend various sustainability related workshops and sessions in the summer and fall (relating to gardening, mental health, smart commuting and waste management topics).

Lean Management Certification Programs at Ontario Tech U
The program helps to educate and involve all employees in their organization’s efforts to improve process efficiencies and eliminate waste (http://mdc.uoit.ca/our-programs/lean-training-and-education/).


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):

Based on individual cases, departments fund training in sustainability by allowing employees to attend conferences and workshop.This can include sending the Asset and Sustainability Planner to attend workshops with The Ontario College and University Sustainability Professional (OCUSP); faculty attend sustainability related workshops, training and research presentations; and staff attend the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) which have sustainability related workshops. These training and PD are reimbursed by the institution along with a variety of other opportunities.


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) :
1-24%

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Sustainability 101 Skill and Tell workshop hosted annually along with sustainability related workshops

Employees in the Office of Campus Infrastructure and sustainability and the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities have sustainability included in their performance review.

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