GRCC In the News, 10-4-13

Thompson M-Tech offers courses for veterans under GI Bill

Oct. 3, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Holland — The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District’s Thompson M-TEC, 6364 136th Ave., is now an approved Veterans Administration GI Bill facility, meaning veterans who qualify for the GI funding can use their benefit to take classes at Thompson M-TEC.

… Thompson M-TEC is a collaborative venture of Grand Rapids Community College and the OAISD. It offers a variety of college and non-college credit adult programming.

Yavapai College names new vice president

Oct. 3, 2013; Prescott Valley Tribune (Ariz.)

Yavapai College has hired Stuart Blacklaw, Ph.D., as its new vice president of instruction and student services.

… After 12 years as a full-time faculty member, Blacklaw became the associate dean for curriculum and assessment at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY, and later served a similar role as a dean at Monroe Community College in Rochester. Blacklaw also served as an assistant dean in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Rapids Community College.

Local athletes compete at collegiate level

Oct. 1, 2013;

… Grand Rapids Community College freshman Katlyn Agren (Cadillac H.S.) was part of the Raiders’ 3-0 win over Ancilla on Tuesday in Grand Rapids. Agren recorded two kills, an ace and eight digs against the Chargers.

Staff Development Course Offerings for Week of October 7-11

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Interview Bloopers

Monday Oct 7, 2013

9-11:00 AM

Room 1142, Russel H. Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus

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.

Leadership Your Team Will Follow

Tuesday Oct 8, 2013

8:30-11:30 AM

Room 2263, Russel H. Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus

What are the hallmarks of a great leader? To begin, a great leader is one who understands the importance of capitalizing on the strengths of their team. They also know the importance of creating a healthy and positive work environment by fostering clear and open lines of communication. Finally, great leaders rally their team to align their personal and professional visions with your overall department/organization goals. In this interactive workshop, you will discover: 1) What makes you a great leader and where are your growth opportunities 2) How conducting a SWOTS analysis of your department/organization is imperative for goal attainment 3) Ways to empower your team, help them realize their potential, and foster great working relationships 4) That the admission of weakness doesn’t equate to failure, but rather provides a platform for modeling professional growth and empowerment. This session to be presented by Kim Monaghan, Human Resources Career Services. **Due to limited number of seats, preference will be given to GVSU employees in the event the workshop is full**

Ethics at GRCC

Tuesday Oct 8, 2013

1-3:00 PM

Room 016, Admin Bldg.

Learn about the GRCC Ethic standards and how they are applied.

What Mommies Do Best

Wednesday Oct 9, 2013

12-1:00 PM

Room 2201 Russel H. Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus

Being a Mom is the hardest and best job that you will ever do! Working mothers today confront not only conflicting demands on their time and energy, but also conflicting ideas about how they are to behave: they must be nurturing and unselfish while engaged in child rearing, but competitive and ambitious at work. Meet with other GVSU and GRCC Moms around interesting topics of discussion to both young moms and more experienced moms. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome.

GRCC Screening Committee Training

Friday Oct 11, 2013

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Room 103 Sneden

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.

Pressure Canning Basics

Friday Oct 11, 2013

1-3:00 PM

Room 130 ATC

Open the door to a whole new world of home-canning and food preservation as the Canning Diva demystifies to use of a home pressure canner! Learn safe preservation techniques and discover a plethora of recipes waiting to be created! From vegetables and meats to Meals in a Jar, learn how to make your home pressure canner work for you! 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.