For Classified Professionals
LIFT 2023 Webinar Series. The Classified Professional Leadership and Career Advancement Series is developed and hosted by Leadership Institute in collaboration with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. The topics are inspired and informed by classified professionals’ responses to the DEIA professional development needs assessment survey.
We invite you to join us from across the state and learn together! Please click on the topic to register for these webinars.
Friday, March 24, 12pm – 1pm – What is my pathway to the professoriate?
Gain insights to the faculty role and responsibilities
Learn career navigation to become a FT/PT faculty
Understand education/training needed
Friday, April 21, 12pm – 1pm – What can I do to stand up to injustice and inequity?
Learn to recognize injustice/inequity
Gain skills in having your voice heard
Enhance your upstander capacity
Friday, June 16, 12pm – 1pm –How can I develop professionally?
Learn how to lead in your current role
Gain insights to the leadership ladder
Enhance your professional and leadership development strategies
- DSPS Communication to Instructional Faculty
In light of the recent developments and directives with COVID 19, we recognize that we are all feeling a little bit outside our element. DSPS Leadership has come together to provide some special considerations and guidance to support you as you plan for a shift to alternative methods of instruction to ensure alignment with ADA/Section 504 & 508 standards. In general, DSPS recommends flexibility with course requirements and consultation with DSPS to help address individual instructional, student service or student needs. Please use these guidelines as you are implementing online format.
- Temporary Remote Instruction
Included in this course are resources to transfer, build, and offer instructional content online. Created by the SDCCD Online Learning Pathways team.
- Instructional, Student Services, and Shared College Resource Information
A resource for emergency preparedness created by the California Virtual Campus - Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) of the California Community Colleges.
- Strategies for Student Success - Resource Packet
- OER Faculty Professional Development Program
For All Employees
- California Community Colleges Vision Resource Center
The Vision Resource Center (formerly known as the Professional Learning Network) is an online learning and collaboration platform available to all employees in the California Community Colleges. Resources include eLearning modules related to CCC initatives and tutorials from LinkedIn (from Lynda.com), discussion forums, and an online community of practicioners.
- Keenan SafeColleges
The San Diego Community College District is committed to providing safe and secure facilities for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In support of this commitment, SDCCD is pleased to offer the Keenan SafeColleges online training system to our faculty and staff. We're confident you'll find these courses to be informative and helpful in maintaining a safe learning and working environment.
You may access training modules through the link above. Once on the Keenan site, your District email address is your username. No password is required.
The professional development office has sets of the following books available for checkout.
- McNair, Tia Brown, et al. Becoming a Student-Ready College: a New Culture of Leadership for Student Success. Jossey-Bass, 2016.
- Wood, J. Luke, et al. Teaching Men of Color in the Community College: a Guidebook. Montezuma Publishing, 2015.
The Clifton StrengthsFinder online assessment measures your talents -- your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving -- and categorizes them into the 34 CliftonStrengths themes. This can, in turn, help you and your team identify the areas where you have the greatest potential for building strength.
During this hour-long online assessment, you'll see 177 paired statements and choose which one best describes you. The assessment can help illuminate what people naturally do best, as well as provide insight on how to develop your greatest talents into strengths.
You can use a strengths-based approach to answer questions like:
- How can I improve employee engagement?
- How can I improve employee development?
- How can I coach employees?
Why? Because great things happen when you lead people based on their strengths, instead of only focusing on what's wrong. You can use CliftonStrengths reports and resources to create a culture where engaged teams use a strengths-based approach to accomplish their goals.
If you are interested in using any of these resources, or have any questions or ideas for professional learning at City College, please contact Don Long.