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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
PAE-T2-2: Employee Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Meghan Chapple
Director of Sustainability, Senior Advisor on University Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all employees?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

For GW employees, we offer both instructor-led and on-demand resources on the topic of cultural competence. At our annual employee conference, we offer instructor-led sessions, such as Working Across Generations and Promoting Service Excellence Through Diversity Leadership and Effective Cross Cultural Communication. Registration for these sessions is open to all employees. In addition, for employee-learning and professional development throughout the year, we offer a robust online catalog of courses that includes trainings such as Improving Communication in Cross-cultural Relationships and Communicating Across Cultures.

All GW staff are required to take sexual harrassment training. Through case studies and discussion, staff members explore the law and GW's policy on sexual harassment in the workplace. Participants learn to identify various behaviors that may constitute sexual harassment, are updated on recent case law about appropriate responses, and are familiarized with GW offices that respond to complaints about sexual harassment.

GW offers tuition remission to employees and their dependents, paying a percentage of tuition costs for taking classes at GW only. These students (employees, spouse, domestic partner, or children) follow normal university registration procedures to enroll for classes and then submit a Tuition Application form to apply for this benefit.


The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:

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