Learning Opportunities from Staff Development 3/26/12-3/27/12

Staff Development has seats that need to be filled to reach the minimum number of participants. Please consider one or both of the learning opportunities below:

This is your chance to be heard! Your thoughts and input are vital to the organizational improvement of GRCC. Please consider joining this group discussion being facilitated by MaryBeth Beighley, which will identify areas in need of process improvement to increase organizational effectiveness.

Putting Input into Action
Mon March 26, 2012 | 2-4:00 PM | MPR SCC

We need your input so that we can take action! You are invited to participate in this focus group, discuss identified areas of concern, and provide ideas and input for organizational improvement. The PACE and SOS data is compiled into areas of improvement and strengths based on the highest rated and lowest rated items in four areas, institutional structure, supervisor relationship, team work and student focus. The focus groups provide general feedback and suggestions for improvement. Based on focus group feedback, an executive summary is presented to leadership to use for decision-making and process improvement purposes. Upon completing this session, participants will: Understand the Purpose of the PACE and SOS surveys, discover the results of the PACE survey, broken down by employee groups, division, and ethnicity, provide specific action items for improving organizational effectiveness, in areas identified through the PACE and SOS surveys.

Bullying in the Workplace
Tues March 27, 2012 | 9-10:30 AM | 122 LRC

GRCC is committed to providing an academic and work environment that respects the dignity of individuals and groups. All forms of harassment are contrary to basic standards of acceptable conduct between individuals. This training helps participants recognize and react to workplace bullying.

GRCC in the News – 3/21/12

Owens Baseball Splits With GRCC In Weekend Doubleheader
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:54 PM EDT | 13abc.com Steve Slivka

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Express baseball team split a doubleheader with Grand Rapids Community College on Saturday.  (More)

Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice March
11:18 AM, Mar 20, 2012 | WZZM 13

Grand Rapids, MI – An estimated 1500 students, elected officials from across West Michigan, community leaders and advocates will come together for the 12th Annual César E. Chávez Social Justice March and “Community Gathering” on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM. […] The César E. Chávez Unity Committee includes: Aquinas College, Central Michigan University, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Public Schools, and Grand Valley State University.  (More)