|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
Washington and Lee University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training
|1.75 / 2.00||
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
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:
1. Winter and Fall Academy sessions for non-academic staff
2. Wellness program token - points for environmental wellbeing, W&L LiveWell program offers yearly participation in workshops (we offered sustainable gardening workshops through the Campus Garden during the 2019 summer), or participating in an energy challenge sponsored by W&L Energy Education (https://my.wlu.edu/energy-education-program/low-wattage-wisdom/take-the-energy-challenge-earn-a-wellness-token).
A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
1. Funding written into the Sustainability office budget that includes conference
attendance and travel
2. University funding through HR that supports external professional development and additional schooling
3. Administrative support for training, (eg: LEED certification for energy specialist)
4. University Sustainability Committee funds available for professional development, conferences, and bringing people to campus
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:
We recently provided sustainability training to the Office Professionals Network, which is an organized group of our administrative professionals across campus. Much of this focus was on sustainable events, catering, recycling, and composting. However, we also provided documents for how the OPN group could make each of their offices more sustainable. Because this meeting occurred this year (2019-2020), we will include it in our next STARS submission.
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