Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Utah
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Ayrel Clark-Proffitt
Campus Engagement Manager
Sustainability Office
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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?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:

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

Green Office Power Hour
Beginning in fall 2018, the Sustainability Office kicked off its Green Power Hour series, a 90-minute training for all interested employees, both non-academic and academic, to learn and share details about what the university is doing and what offices in particular are doing. Past power hour topics include talks on engagement, purchasing, and more. Topics are identified through conversations with staff participating in the Green Office Certification program. Each Power Hour has had 50+ attendees and more than a dozen departments represented.

Lifelong Learning
The University of Utah’s Continuing Education program offers Lifelong Learning courses in Home, Garden, & Green Living. Classes include Plants 101, Vegetable Propagation, Waterwise Gardening, and more. University employees at least six months into employment are eligible for 50-percent off all classes. Learn more at https://continue.utah.edu/subjects/home?show=15&sort=date&page=2. Tracking information for number of employees per class is unavailable.

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

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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