|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
|3.00 / 3.00||
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
LEADING SUSTAINABILITY AT WORK
Leading Sustainability at Work (LSAW) is a three-credit course that takes place over three days and is 21 hours in length. All faculty, staff and graduate students are directly targeted with invitations to enroll in the program. Entrance into the course is on a first-come, first-served basis. Between November 2015 to May 2017, 34 people participated in the course.
LSAW is a peer education program and outreach engagement tool to inspire and enable sustainability-oriented action primarily by staff, faculty and graduate students. The program’s main focus is on building capacity for change through leadership training. LSAW equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become champions of sustainability. At its core, the program involves deploying a network of change agents who are empowered to support their organization’s sustainability vision. Participants receive a grade in the course and have opportunities to develop or link back to a Professional Learning Community. Members of the university who graduate from this program are designated campus ecoREPS. They have opportunities to further develop their skills over time and help develop those skills with others in their work units.
Any faculty members, staff and graduate students can apply for the program. They must have the support of their supervisor and create a project to be eligible for reimbursement of their fees. Through the Green Spaces Certification Program credit is awarded to offices that enroll a participant that can come back to the office and train other staff on practices that will enhance their sustainability performance.
The following driving questions inform education that participants receive:
- How do I define sustainability?
- What does change mean to me?
- How will I create change that is interesting and engaging for me and my colleagues/peers/students?
- How can I find the space for change and in doing so become a leader for change?
- What techniques might I use to address a variety of content and issues that will arise?
- How will I negotiate resistance to change?
- What will make my project successful?
- What type of leader do I foresee myself to be?
- How am I prepared to instigate a change in the realm of sustainability?
In general graduates conduct activities with their peers during work time. Graduates that develop a sustainability project are eligible to have their fees reimbursed by the Office of Sustainability. Graduates also have preferential access to grant programs and advisory support offered by the Office of Sustainability.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.