|Submission Date||Oct. 14, 2015|
University of Washington, Seattle
EN-8: Staff Professional Development
Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :
The University of Washington offers many opportunities for staff to develop and enhance their sustainability knowledge and behavioral practices. The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office provides resources for staff such as the Green Office Certification program, the Paper Reduction Initiative, the Green Bag luncheons, a Green Pledge, and more. Individual presentations are available upon request for any staff or department on campus. The office also hosts two annual events where staff can interact with sustainable suppliers and learn about campus sustainability programs: the annual SustainableUW Festival, and the annual Earth Day celebration. The University of Washington allows staff 24 hours of release time per quarter for professional development during the work day. Staff can participate in the tuition exemption program and registering for free college courses including over 500 courses available in sustainability. Professional and Continuing Education also offers certificate programs to staff, including 38 courses related to sustainability.
The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:
The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:
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