Professional Development

Professional Development
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Learn About Sustainability


Develop your skills, knowledge and practice of sustainability with our professional development trainings and programs.

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What Sustains Us?
Online Learning Module


With over two decades of sustainability action at UNH, there's a lot to learn about why we're ranked one of the most sustainable higher education institutions in the nation! This online tutorial features a series of brief videos and questions covering our history, definition and practice of sustainability. Learn how you can engage and what resources are available.

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Take Action: Sustainability Learning


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Community of Learning:
Racial Equity


In spring 2021, more than 70 UNH staff and faculty participated in this new peer-to-peer outreach program to deepen understanding of social justice in the context of our regional food systems. Offered in partnership with the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity, this program aims to help our community understand and address structural racism, and environmental and social justice, which is critical to UNH’s embodiment of its values of sustainability and diversity.
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STARS Leadership Program


Both professional development and a change making opportunity, participants become leaders in sustainability with support and guidance from the Sustainability Institute and serve as peer mentors to others in their office around sustainability. Enact changes around your office and make choices to support equitable, environmentally conscious, and socially responsible decisions around office culture, purchasing, training and operations. 
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Intro to Carbon Footprinting


Offered in partnership with UNH Professional Development and Training, our staff teaches the Introduction to Carbon Footprinting course periodically, which gives an understanding of basic greenhouse gas accounting concepts and an awareness of the tools and resources available. Anyone can help their organization or community take this important first step towards improved sustainability. Free and open to all UNH faculty, staff and students. 
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Research & Teaching Incentives


UNH offers incentives for faculty and staff research and curriculum development through two university-wide programs: the Open Access Incentive Program and the UNH Sustainability Awards.
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Learn more about Sustainability Awardee Funding

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UNH Professional Development & Training


UNH Professional Development and Training offers many sustainability-related courses and certificates on topics ranging from Natural Resources, Education, and Women's Leadership to Certified Green Supply Chain education. 
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Office of Community, Equity & Diversity


UNH's Office of Community, Equity and Diversity offers a wide range of trainings to support our community's values and learning around diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion – including Social Justice Educator Training and Safe Zones Training. 
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UNH Human Resources


UNH has many resources for its employees to live and work sustainably – including a paid day for community service, workplace learning, work/life flexibility and sustainable retirement investing.

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