Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.71
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2023

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Gioia Thompson
Sustainability Strategist
UVM Office of Sustainability
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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:
Staff Campus Sustainability Series: Sustainability staff from across campus are joining together to offer the Campus Sustainability Series through Professional Development & Training each fall. The series is open to all University employees and those who attend all five sessions will receive a certificate of series completion. 50 staff members attended the most recent series. Sessions include -Let’s Be Intersectional Environmentalists -Transportation Options and Their Impacts on our Climate -Understanding Our Food System -Materials Management and Zero Waste -The Imperative to Address Climate Change Inclusive Excellence Symposium: The 2022 IES explores the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion and sustainability through a mix of in-person and hybrid events. UVM's Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is pleased to partner with the Office of Sustainability to bring together this symposium. 352 staff members attended.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
At least one UVM representative is reimbursed for attending the AASHE conference each year. Office of Sustainability pays for students in the Eco-Reps program to attend external professional development such as the PLAN Students for Zero Waste conference and the Student Campus Sustainability Leadership Consortium conference. Office of Sustainability occasionally pays for other students to attend sustainability conferences

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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