Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.27
Liaison Jane Stewart
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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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?:
Yes

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

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
50-74%

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

1. Tailored sustainability best practices and training opportunities are available on an "on-call" basis for all offices. Coordination goes through the Director of Sustainability and Energy Specialist on an individual request basis throughout the year. For example, the Director of Sustainability and Energy Specialist did a sustainability training/presentation to the President's Council in 2020, and all of Communications in 2020 and Student Affairs in 2021. They also 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.
2. Winter and Fall Academy sessions for non-academic staff, this is usually done every year, but it was not done in 2020/2021.
3. Wellness program token offered to all staff and faculty each year - points for participating in an energy education 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:
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A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
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Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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