Faculty & Staff Forum: 10/28/09

This month’s topic is “Leadership Development at GRCC – Options for Everyone.”  As GRCC enters a new and transformational era, leadership development is more important than ever. Learn about the array of options that faculty and staff have to develop leadership competencies. The inaugural offerings of the Leadership Coaching Institute and the Leaders Institute will be described, as well as leadership development that occurs through New Employee Orientation. Other learning opportunities focused on leadership will also be highlighted.

For more information about GRCC’s Leadership Institute, including a brochure and program guides, go to www.grcc.edu/leadershipinstitute.

The forum will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2009 in rooms 122/124 ATC beginning at 1:45 with a time for Coffee & Connect. The Forum/Presentation is 2:00 – 3:00.

From the Heart Auction for United Way

As part of GRCC’s participation in the United Way Campaign with the Heart of West Michigan United Way, a new feature is being added to the Silent Auction.  Some of the same items are up for auction as in years past, however this year the college is asking for donations of services.  Examples of what the GRCC United Way team are looking for include:

  • Baby or Kid sitting so some one can go Holiday Shopping
  • Leaf-raking/yard work (this could be a family event)
  • House Cleaning
  • Handy Man (plumber, carpenter, minor house repair)
  • Car washing/detailing
  • House sitting
  • Photography (family or kid portrait)
  • Prepare a dinner
  • Window washing

To participate, contact Holly Kleyn at 3934 or via email.

GRCC Crocheters/Knitters

The Donated Items.

An unofficial GRCC group was formed in January 2009 – the GRCC Crocheters/Knitters.   These 13 individuals have accepted donations of yarn and given their time over the past ten months to hand-make items that will be donated to the Grand Rapids Veterans Hospital.  All told, this group has crafted 50 scarves, 6 lapghans, 2 hats, and a pair of slippers which will be delivered this week.  The group’s next project is crafting scarves, hats and mittens for families in need at both GRCC and elswhere in the city.

(left to right) Shanna Goff, Nancy Sheldon, Mary Rudd, Liz Westerveld, Elaine Kampmueller

(left to right) Shanna Goff, Nancy Sheldon, Mary Rudd, Liz Westerveld, Elaine Kampmueller


Education Transfer Fair a Success

The Education Transfer Fair was a huge success. On Wednesday November 14th, 8 colleges sent representatives from their education department to meet with students and discuss options. Nearly 100 GRCC education students took the opportunity to look into various colleges and weigh their options once they graduate from GRCC.

Click here for more information about other offerings from the Education Department at GRCC.


Inaugural Leadership Institute Participants Selected

GRCC’s Leadership Institute is designed to strengthen the leadership skills of individuals and unite a community of leaders. Participants in two of the major programs of the Leadership Institute, the Leadership Coaching Institute and the Leaders Institute, have been selected.

The Leadership Coaching Institute equips experienced leaders to act as coaches for developing leaders. This program consists of workshops (in the fall semester) that train participants to act as leadership coaches. Participants then coach a developing leader in The Leaders Institute for one year (starting in the winter semester). Participants in the fall Leadership Coaching Institute include: Paula Sullivan, Jim Fox, Sandy Andrews, Kathy Keating, Dan Lerner, Becky Brinks, Vicki Janowiak, Frank Conner, Cathy Wilson, and Misty McClure. Continue reading

Channel 28 Programming Schedule: 10/26/09 – 11/8/09

GRCC’s Channel 28 Special Programming schedule has been updated and contains a variety of new programs including: Inside GRCC, Diversity Lecture Series presents Eric Alva, Iraq War Veteran , “Ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Diversity Conversation: GRCC Professor Keith St. Clair and Veteran Eric Alva, GRCC Investiture Week presentations, Gender Syposium 2009, Successful Aging: “Seniors and Driving,” WE125 Aerobics with Melanie Schiele-Gady and many more.

Details and streaming video at www.grcc.edu/channel28

Raider Salute to Gilles Renusson and his Class

Becky Yoder at GRCC’s Applied Technology Center would like to send a Raider Salute out to Gilles Renusson, faculty at GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education and his CA 204 pastry class for the amazing and tireless work they’ve done this semester on behalf of the college.

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