Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Natasha Rodich
Director, Strategic HR Partnering & Talent Management
Human Resources
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Total number of employees:
1,883

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
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Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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While the University does not currently offer a formal employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program, it has several relevant employee peer-to-peer education and outreach programs in place.

1. Developing & Piloting a Sustainability Educators Program for Employees
In 2020, Human Resources and the Office of Sustainability Initiatives partnered to engage a team of employees in the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) to develop and pilot a sustainability peer educators for employees. Six ELI participants were selected for this action learning project. ELI was put on hold in April due to COVID-19, so this project did not proceed to completion. We anticipate revisiting this project in the future, as there was significant interest and engagement within the leadership cohort.

2. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassadors
The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recently launched a DEI Ambassador Program. It consists of approximately 20 designated employee liaisons from departments across the university who are supported to facilitate, connect, and coordinate DEI efforts within their respective divisions.

3. Seeking Education Equity and Diversity (SEED)
In the last few years, dozens of St. Thomas employees have participated in this peer-led, professional development program that creates conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward greater equity and diversity. Developed by the National SEED Project, SEED seminars are facilitated by faculty and staff who have been trained as SEED leaders. These leaders facilitate experiential, interactive activities and conversations often stimulated by films and readings. Through personal reflection and testimony, listening to others' voices, and learning collectively, SEED equips us to connect our lives to one another and to society at large by acknowledging systems of oppression, power, and privilege — and challenges us to push for change. SEED values your voice so you can, in turn, better value the voices of your students and colleagues.

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