Please register online at http://cms.grcc.edu/currentlearning  or call Staff Development at ext. 4285 for any of the opportunities listed below.

Drupal Basics Refresher

Tue Feb. 5, 2013

11 AM – 12 PM

351 Main

In this refresher course, participants will review to navigation in the Drupal system, understand and use content types, and edit existing content. A new feature – creating tables – will be introduced. Instruction on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act will also be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Drupal navigation Edit Department Content type
  • Edit Generic content type
  • Edit bio information
  • Create and edit tables (new!)
  • ADA Compliance for web content.


Effective Facilitation Skills (Part 1 of 2)

Tue Feb. 5, 2013

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

122 LRC

Skills for promoting learning through self-discovery are explored. Principles of adult learning and competencies of effective facilitators are discussed. Best practices for facilitating learning in groups will be explored.  Part 2 will be presented on Wed Feb. 20, 2013 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM in Room 122 LRC.


Nonverbal Communication

Wed Feb. 6, 2013

1-3 PM

103 Sneden

People communicate with more than words. Other means of communication include movement, posture, gestures, eye contact, facial expressions, tone of voice, and use of space and time. Participants will learn how to control their nonverbal communications to make their communications more effective.


Brown Bag Lunch-Except for Six

Wed Feb. 6, 2013

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

168 ATC

Bring your lunch and join us for part of the ‘Successful Aging’ video series presented by the GRCC Older Learner Center. This documentary is intended for the children and caregivers of aging parents and family members. The documentary was made in 2007 by dedicated hospice volunteers who wanted a better way to discuss end-of-life care. The film is an effort to change how we view the end-of-life. Michigan documentarian Matt Burnell directed the film which tells the stories of three individuals and their families facing challenges at the end of life. The film captures the poignancy of the end-of-life experience and dignity of these unique individuals. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has said of the film, “This is a heart-felt and important film that takes a subject that most of us would rather ignore and humanizes it. From the dedicated doctors and caregivers to the heroic patients, this is the story of what will happen to all of us.”


International Students & Staff

Thu Feb. 7, 2013

1-2:30 PM

107C Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus

Complete title: “Working with International Students, Faculty & Staff.” This interactive session will include current international students as well as an overview to better serve the international student population at GVSU and GRCC. This session will be presented by Kate Stoetzner, GVSU Director of International Student and Scholar Services.

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