Please register online at http://www.grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/currentlearningopportunitiesregistration or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.
Thu Sept 5, 2013
Room 1142 Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale Campus
Join others who are interested in making changes to their thoughts and attitude to become a happier person. The Happiness Club will provide an opportunity to meet and network with others who are committed to improving the quality of their life by injecting happiness into everyday living. Facilitated by Linda Yuhas, GVSU Human Resources.
GRCC Screening Committee Training
Mon Sept 9, 2013 from 12:30-3:00 PM in Room 118 ATC
Fri Sept 27, 2013 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM in Room 124 ATC
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.
Basics of Facilitation
Tue Sept 10, 2013
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Facilitation is more than discussion. Genuine facilitation requires listening, understanding and guiding the dialogue process. But when you reflect on all of our assumptions, biases, unspoken emotions and behavioral idiosyncrasies, this can seem almost impossible. Participants will: Examine facilitation process tools; Determine strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviors; discuss when to apply dialogue, debate or discussion; and help facilitators gain tools to design and lead meetings.
ESP Training on Faculty Evaluation Process
Tue Sept 10, 2013
ESP’s will learn the faculty evaluation process regarding proper procedure for stuffing evaluation packets. Training for all members of ESP group.
Sneaky Nutrition-Parenting Tips
Tue Sept 10, 2013
Part of the Kent County Health Department-Adult Nutrition Series: Moms and Dads: If your picky eaters are keeping the fruits and vegetables out of your meals, fear no more! Do you need help identifying and providing nutritious snack and meal options for your children? It is so important to help your child expand his/her healthy diet choices to combat rise in diabetes, obesity and hypertension being seen in children as young as 3 years old. Receive resources and tips to help your child have the healthiest diet and lifestyle behaviors starting now! Learn how to sneak nutrients into your meals and tactics to introduce new foods over time.
Moving Up-Preparing for Career Advancement
Thu Sept 12, 2013
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.
The Smoothies Class
Fri Sept 13, 2013
Join Raw Food Freelancer Jennifer Pohlman for 90 minutes of deliciousness. Here you will learn how to make green and fruit smoothies- all dairy free and nutrient dense. You will leave this class feeling refreshed cleansed and smoothie smart.
Boundaries in the Workplace
Tue Sept 17, 2013
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
This learning session is built on participant discussion detailing and defining the role of supervisors of student employees. Supervisors may play many roles some of those roles may lead to conflict or complications. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, learners will: understand the importance of boundary setting in the work place; recognize a new awareness of unintentional consequences to blurred boundaries; have an opportunity to discover how other supervisors handle awkward or upsetting situations/relationships with student employees; begin to develop strategies and create tools to address the value of clear protected boundaries.
College Success Coaching
Wed Sept 18, 2013
THIS IS AN INTRODUCTION SESSION FOR THE SEMESTER LONG SERIES: There are formal and informal opportunities for employees to coach students and help them reach their academic goals. This course prepares employees for coaching opportunities by working with them through a student success coaching experience. Participants will serve as a success coaches for the fall, winter, and summer semesters, spend time with others who coaches, and integrate the service into their current job duties. Participants will work with other areas of the college to find a student to work with for the 2013 – 2014 academic year (i.e. Trio Program, counseling office, ABO, and College Success Center). This course introduces and sees employees through coaching strategies, behaviors, and actions needed to help students succeed. This course establishes the college’s support for employees who serve as success coaches. GRCC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes is available at the following URL: http://grcc.edu/instructionalsupportandinterdisciplinarystudies/curriculum/curriculummodel0
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Thu Sept 19, 2013
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
2243 Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale Campus
Alzheimer’s disease is known for placing a great burden on the caregiver. The pressures can be wide-ranging, and touch the social, psychological, physical, and economic facets of the caregiver’s life. The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group is open to the entire campus community; students, faculty and staff members, and the public. It’s facilitated by Cindy Beel-Bates, associate professor of nursing, and Sue Sloop, Work Life Connections consultant. Join us: You don’t have to go it alone!
Safety & Security on Campus
Thu Sept 19, 2013
Appropriate reactions to campus emergencies are presented, including a wide range of emergency scenarios. Practical tools for reacting in the case of emergencies are shared.
United Way: Schools of Hope
Fri Sept 20, 2013
Kids who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma. United Way’s Schools of Hope tackles the problem of illiteracy by focusing on early grade reading. Our three-pronged approach helps struggling students achieve the reading skills they need to move ahead. It includes: In School tutoring, After School literacy programs and Family Literacy classes. This award-winning program currently partners with four school districts: Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, Godfrey-Lee and Godwin Heights, and works to equip students with the resources they need to achieve academic success. By going through the Schools of Hope Training this will prepare you on how the program works, the expectations of you as a Schools of Hope tutor, professionalism at the schools, completion of back ground paperwork and processing (no fee), and being assigned a school and child/children (once you complete orientation and pass back ground check) that you will tutor each week.
Fall Canning Fun
Fri Sept 20, 2013
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
As we enter into autumn in Michigan we are blessed with a harvest of healthy fruits like apples and tomatoes. In this class, learn how to home-can Tomato Apple Chutney which embodies a variety of flavors and combines these two Michigan greats! This delicious condiment can be served with cheese trays, atop grilled meats and used as colorful addition to relish trays. This is a participative class where you can help prep foods we are canning or you may simply relax and watch the hands on demonstration from start to finish.
Support Staff Professional Development
Mon Sept 23, 2013
This learning session is designed for staff members interested in learning more about applying for a Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) grant to fund their external professional development activity. Questions to be answered include: 1. What is the SSPD program and what can I use an SSPD grant for? 2. How are grant awardees selected? 3. Where do I find information about the program and upcoming deadlines? 4. What are the steps for applying for an SSPD grant? 5. How are SSPD reimbursements processed? Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions, and begin completing their SSPD application during the session.
Making Healthy Eating Fun
Tue Sept 24, 2013
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Part of the Kent County Health Department-Adult Nutrition Series: Moms and Dads: If your picky eaters are keeping the fruits and vegetables out of your meals, fear no more! Learn how to sneak nutrients into your meals and tactics to introduce new foods over time.
What Daddies Do Best
Thu Sept 26, 2013
2264 Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale Campus
Like football, fatherhood is about winning. But it’s more than just scoring points. It’s about winning the hearts and minds of your children and leaving a rich legacy of love for future generations. This group of GVSU and GRCC dads meets twice a semester to talk about topics related to fatherhood. It’s facilitated by Sharalle Arnold, director of the Children’s Enrichment Center, and Sue Sloop, Work Life Consultant.
Cancer Warriors Network
Thu Sept 26, 2013
2270 Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus
Nearly 14 million cancer survivors are celebrating birthdays this year. This statistic illustrates that growing numbers of people are surviving cancer. However, a cancer diagnosis is frightening and affects not only the person diagnosed with cancer, but caregivers and loved ones. If you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, have a loved one battling cancer, or you are through with treatment and on the road to recovery; connecting with others who have traveled this journey can be a source of comfort and hope. Join us on September 26th for the first meeting of the Cancer Warriors Network. This initial network meeting is an opportunity to bring together GVSU and GRCC families and friends, who have been impacted by cancer to gain information and support through speakers and cancer resources available on the site. Light refreshments will be served.