GRCC Staff Development works diligently to bring you timely, meaningful professional development opportunities. In order to continue to provide this service, we ask for your cooperation. If you sign up for a class, please come. If you need to cancel, please call at least 24 hours in advance so we can allow others to participate as well. Failure to attend or to notify us regarding cancellation may result in financial loss to the College. We expect you and your supervisor to keep your commitment to your registration for this professional development offering. Please enroll online at grcc.edu/currentlearning
Meet & Confer Pay for Performance Overview
Mon Oct 1, 2012 | 3:00-4:30 PM | Room 147 ATC
Performance management is about creating a work environment that helps GRCC meets its goals. Our performance evaluation tool is intended to engage employees and inspire greater employee commitment, clarify roles and responsibilities and hold our employees accountable, and improve the overall performance of GRCC and our goals for student success. The session will be an overview of the pay for performance evaluation system.
United Way Schools of Hope
Tue Oct 2, 2012 | 12-1:30 PM | Room 1142 Kirkhof Center, Allendale campus of GVSU
THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GRCC AND GVSU AND WILL BE FACILITATED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES CAREER SERVICES OFFICE AT GVSU: ‘United Way Schools of Hope Tutoring and Training Program (Healthy Choices Option): Schools of Hope represents the Heart of West Michigan United Way’s Literacy strategy to close the reading achievement gap between third-grade students in Grand Rapids Public Schools and those in Kent County’s highest scoring districts. Be a volunteer and sign up as a reading tutor. The commitment is only 30 minutes per week. With supervisor approval, no vacation or personal time will be lost to participate. Each first time tutor is required to undergo one two hour training program.
Goal Setting – 10 years from now
Tue Oct 2, 2012 | 10-11:30 AM | Room 347 Main
Visualize your life in 10 years. What would you dare to do if you knew you could not fail? Elevate your world from mediocrity to greatness by living in possibility through creating ideal lives and living a life you love. Participants will learn how to define their values and write powerful affirmative goals for personal wellness, health, and career.
Resumes and Cover Letters
Wed Oct 3, 2012 | 9-10:30 AM | Room 103 Sneden
Whether you’re interested in a resume makeover or starting from scratch, this session helps participants assess their strengths and create a paper sales document about themselves. We will walk through the basic steps in writing a resume and cover letter that fairly promotes your strengths and experiences.
Institute for Healing Racism
Thur Oct 4, 2012 (Day 1 of 2) | 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM AND Fri Oct 5, 2012 (Day 2 of 2) | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Room 118 ATC
The Institute for Healing Racism is a powerful and thought provoking venue that brings together diverse groups of people to explore and address issues of race and racism. Participants have the opportunity to examine how the dis-ease of racism affects all people and develop skills to detect institutional racism in our daily environments (i.e. home, workplace, community, organization and business).
Thur Oct 4, 2012 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Room 302E, DeVos Center on Downtown GR Pew Campus of GVSU
THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GRCC AND GVSU AND WILL BE FACILITATED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES CAREER SERVICES OFFICE AT GVSU: Plan to interview for a new position? Haven’t interviewed in a period of time? Tend to get nervous when interviewing? Attend this informative and interactive workshop to review interview techniques and avoid bloopers in your next interview! Gather guidelines, share insights and enjoy a lighthearted look at what can go wrong and what should go right, in a professional interview.
Writing Goals & Outcomes for the Performance Evaluation (for Employees)
Fri Oct 5, 2012 | 8:00-9:30 AM | Room 147 ATC
TARGET AUDIENCE: MEET & CONFER EMPLOYEES. This course is designed to assist employees in defining and writing performance goals and outcomes. This session will help employees identify goals as they are appropriate for their position. This will include discussion about goal complexity, writing achievable outcomes, updating for the unexpected and other questions regarding section I and II of the Meet & Confer Performance Evaluation.
Writing Goals & Outcomes for the Performance Evaluation (for Supervisors)
Fri Oct 5, 2012 | 10:00-11:30 AM | Room 147 ATC
TARGET AUDIENCE: SUPERVISORS OF MEET & CONFER EMPLOYEES. This course is designed to assist supervisors in defining and writing performance goals and outcomes. This session will help employees identify goals as they are appropriate for their position. This will include discussion about goal complexity, writing achievable outcomes, updating for the unexpected and other questions regarding section I and II of the Meet & Confer Performance Evaluation.