June Learning Opportunities offered by Staff Development

Please register online at http://cms.grcc.edu/currentlearning or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285.

Exploring Impact Issues (Retirement Series)

Tue June 4, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

124 ATC

Not Your Grandparents Retirement: Planning Now For The Future You Want. This four-part series is designed for those who wish to explore and prepare for the future that they want in retirement. Whether a “traditional” or “non-traditional” retirement is desired, our program will help you prepare for this significant life transition. SESSION 3: EXPLORING IMPACT ISSUES. This session, led by educational gerontologist, Mike Faber, will help you explore a wide range of potential barriers that you will need to overcome in order for you to stay “on track.” These include aging-related health/wellness, caregiving, loneliness/relationships, discrimination, lack of purpose, spirituality, loss of self-esteem, fear, crime/safety, purposeful activities, civic engagement/giving back, societal expectations/trends, change, work (both paid and unpaid), and more.

Learning Styles

Thu June 6, 2013

9-10:30 AM

124 ATC

Explore learning styles and teaching strategies that will fit your departments’ needs. Learning Objectives: Participants will: Identify their own different intelligences; Solve hypothetical problems using alternative learning styles; Create an alternative learning style plan for a lesson in their subject area. Workshop facilitated by MaryBeth Beighley.

GRCC Screening Committee Training

Fri June 7, 2013 from 1-3:30 PM in Room 312 ATC

Tue June 11, 2013 from 1-3:30 PM in Room 123 LRC

Wed June 26, 2013 from 2-4:30 PM in Room 123 LRC

This learning session is designed to brief all screening committee team members regarding their roles and responsibilities in the search process. Topics that will be covered include: A) Overview of Search Process; B) Position Approval Process; C) Recruitment/ SAAR Notebook Review Including: 1. Screening Committee & Leadership Roles; 2. Candidate Screening/ Recruitment Solutions Training; 3. Interview Questions, Presentations/Demonstrations; 4. Diversity Considerations and Goals; 5. Effective Evaluation Tools and Consensus Decision-Making; 6. Human Resources Responsibilities. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand their role in the selection of excellent candidates for staff and faculty positions and the hiring objectives and legal parameters for assessing and recommending future staff and faculty members. Workshop facilitated by employees in the Diversity Learning Center and Human Resources Department.

Financial Preparedness

Tue June 11, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

124 ATC

Not Your Grandparents Retirement: Planning Now For The Future You Want. This four-part series is designed for those who wish to explore and prepare for the future that they want in retirement. Whether a “traditional” or “non-traditional” retirement is desired, our program will help you prepare for this significant life transition. SESSION 4: FINANCIAL PREPAREDNESS. This session, led by Jeffrey Noeker, Area Investment Manager for Fifth Third Securities, licensed since 1993, will give you a broad overview of financial issues that you may encounter before and during your retirement. These include borrowing basics, investing basics, pensions, social security, 401Ks, traditional IRAs, insurance, financial planning and more.

Understanding Organics

Tue June 11, 2013

2-3:00 PM

122 CSC

Part of the Kent County Health Department-Adult Nutrition Series: Organic. Natural. Free-Range. Hormone-free. It seems like every food has a label touting that it’s fresh, whole or green! A Registered Dietician will help you decipher the facts and know what’s what in the world of organic and natural foods. You’ll leave with an understanding or organic food production and how to choose whether or not to buy organic.

Facilitate Difficult Conversations

Thu June 13, 2013

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

122 LRC

Participant discussion in response to short vignettes related to critical teaching moments in classrooms and raises issues of free speech/hate speech, classroom climate, pedagogy, confronting oppressive behavior and a host of other topics related to learning environments. Learning Objectives: Understand that each individual’s story will contribute to different perspectives and reactions; Have a new awareness of unintentional consequences to classroom actions and words; Have a better understanding of how other faculty handles awkward or upsetting classroom moments; Begin to develop strategies to address the unexpected in the classroom. Workshop facilitated by Tamber Bustance and Kathleen Owens.

Work/Office Organizing 101

Fri June 14, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

138 CSC

Mary Dykstra works with individuals in the work environment struggling with ‘having to do it all.’ She helps you set up systems that can help you keep on top of the daily details when you need to focus on the big picture or the details. Mary can identify timesaving strategies and efficient office and storage space configurations that maximize workflow and productivity. Learning Objectives: Learn how to effectively organize your workspace and how to effectively prioritize your work/workflow.

Time Management for Peak Performance

Tue June 18, 2013

9-11 PM

141 ATC

Time is money, the saying goes, and frequently it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make the most of their time by getting a grip on their office space, organizing their workflow, and learning how to use their planner effectively. Workshop facilitated by MaryBeth Beighley.

Moving Up-Prepare for Career Advancement

Thu June 20, 2013

9-11 AM

124 ATC

Even though you excel at your job there’s always room for improvement. And when it comes to taking a leap to the next position, it’s prudent to plan in advance. A new role with a new team, under new leadership in perhaps a new division brings an entirely new set of expectations. Whether you’re planning to transition soon or not for several years, it’s wise to start implementing strategies that will increase your chances for success. In this workshop, we’ll discuss mandatory professional development expectations, strategies for building your career portfolio and tips for increasing your transition potential. Workshop facilitated by Kim Monaghan.

Facilitate Difficult Conversations (Part 2)

Tue June 25, 2013

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

122 LRC

This course builds upon skills learned in Part 1, and participant discussion centers on when to apply dialog, debate or discussion. Participants determine strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviors. Learning Objectives: Help facilitators gain tools to design and deliver cultural communication presentations; Practice facilitating difficult conversations. Prerequisite: Completion of Facilitate Difficult Conversations Part 1. Workshop facilitated by Tamber Buatance and Kathleen Owens.

Flourish at Work

Wed June 26, 2013

9-11 AM

204 Sneden

You are in a position to drive your career and not let your career drive you. This workshop is all about the drive and steering your career in the right direction. We’ll begin by looking at what makes your job great and where some tweaks might be needed. What strategies you can take to flourish in what works and change what doesn’t. We’ll also talk about career re-engagement and how personal and professional development parlay into success. Finally, we’ll address the imperative ingredients in peak performance, including: time management, relating well with others, having a positive attitude, taking responsibility for successes and failures and offering superior customer service. Workshop facilitated by Kim Monaghan.

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