Online registration is available at http://www.grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/currentlearningopportunitiesregistration or call Staff Development at ext. 4285 if you need assistance.
Fri Mar 7, 2014 from 9-11 AM in Room 103 Sneden
People of all ages continually face the challenges of gaining direction, making decisions and building self-confidence. Fortunately, the keys to successfully meeting these challenges; your own natural talents – already exist within you. The Gallup StrengthsQuest program is designed to build your awareness of your talents and then show you how to develop and apply your strengths in academics, careers, relationships, leadership and the various adventures that produce your greatest achievements. Workshop facilitated by MaryBeth Beighley
Tue Mar 11, 2014 from 12-1 PM in Room 125 CSC
Part of the PNC Bank ‘Community Development Banking Lunch & Learn’ series. Each year, identity fraud costs American consumers billions of dollars. In this seminar, find out if you’re taking unnecessary risks with your identity. Learn what you should do if you become a victim of identity theft, and easy, preventative measures to help protect yourself. PNC Bank will be providing a complimentary lunch to all attending this presentation.
Bias Incident Protocol Training
Wed Mar 12, 2014 from 3:30-5 PM in Room 2270, Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale Campus
THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GRCC AND GVSU: What is a biased incident? Do they happen at GRCC or GVSU? What do I do if I experience or witness one? The Team Against Bias (TAB) is a diverse group of faculty, staff and students at GVSU. The group was created to review information regarding bias incidents and implement strategies to educate and engage the campus community. TAB is committed to making certain that all faculty, staff and students know what a bias incident is and how to use their protocol for reporting such incidents. This training is both interactive and practical. This workshop presented by Members of the GVSU Team Against Bias (TAB).
What Mommies Do Best
Wed Mar 12, 2014 from 12-1 PM in Room 2201 Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus
THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GRCC AND GVSU AND WILL BE FACILITATED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES CAREER SERVICES OFFICE AT GVSU: 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.
What Daddies Do Best
Thu Mar 13, 2014 from 12-1 PM in Room 2264, Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus
THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GRCC AND GVSU AND WILL BE FACILITATED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES CAREER SERVICES OFFICE AT GVSU: 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.
Diabetes Prevention Series – Keep Moving
Thu Mar 13, 2014 from 12-1:30 PM in Room 125 CSC
Kent County Health Department- Lesson 3 of 5 “KEEP MOVING!” Making healthy lifestyle changes can help prevent diabetes. This course, created by the Michigan Department of Community Health and based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program, empowers students to set their own goals and make change happen. Participants will learn how food choices and exercise can help reduce blood sugar and the risk of diabetes and its complications. Individuals with or without a pre-diabetes diagnosis will benefit. Workshop presented by Sarah Ven Eerden, Health Education & Promotion Registered Dietitian, Kent County Health Dept.
A2: Why We Can’t Wait
Mon Mar 17, 2014 from 12-1:30 PM in Room 125 CSC
“Why We Can’t Wait: Compliance and Accessibility” Through the lens of social justice and the words of Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the father of the Disability Rights Movement, Ed Roberts, this session will establish and motivate a pro-active spirit in making course content, classrooms and the campus environment accessible for all individuals regardless of ability level or diagnosis. Workshop facilitated by Dominic Dorsey, GRCC Director of Accessibility. *Accessibility Advocates workshop training
De-Stress: The Art & Science of Managing Stress
Tue Mar 18, 2014 from 9-10:30 AM in Room 103 Sneden
In this 90 minute workshop, you will learn what’s really happening in your brain when you get stressed out and some easy (even fun!) ways to manage. You will discover some of your personal stress triggers, how to prevent triggering and how to manage in the moment. You’ll also get some new insight into how the culture and context of your workplace impacts your stress level and some strategies specifically for managing your stress at work. Workshop facilitated by Denise Van Eck, Owner of Thought Design, LLC.
Interview for Success
Wed Mar 19, 2014 from 9-10:30 AM in Room 103 Sneden
What message do you communicate on job interviews? Your choice of language tells employers who you are professionally and your potential to work well for their organization. This session will prepare participants not only for what questions to participate, but also how to authentically express their knowledge, skills and abilities. Workshop facilitated by Christine Davis, GRCC Human Resources Dept.
Alzheimer Support Group
Wed Mar 19, 2014 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in Room 2259 Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus
Thu Mar 20, 2014 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in Room 302C, Devos Center, GVSU GR campus
THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GRCC AND GVSU AND WILL BE FACILITATED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES CAREER SERVICES OFFICE AT GVSU: Whether you are caring for an aging loved one who can no longer live without your help or for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, GVSU recognizes the challenges that you are facing. Being a caregiver 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. Get the support that you need by attending the GVSU Caregiver and Alzheimer’s Support Group.
Institute for Healing Racism
Day 1: Thu Mar 20, 2014 from 8:45 AM – 5 PM in Room 118 ATC
Day 2: Fri Mar 21, 2014 from 9 AM – 3:30 PM in Room 118 ATC
THIS IS A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP: 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). Presented by the GRCC Woodrick Diversity Learning Center.
The Career Portfolio: Developing Professional Career Documents
Mon Mar 24, 2014 from 11 AM – 1 PM in Room 1142, Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus
THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GRCC AND GVSU AND WILL BE FACILITATED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES CAREER SERVICES OFFICE AT GVSU: This workshop focuses on developing the contents of the career portfolio: Resume, Cover Letter and References, etc. We will cover content, composition and style with emphasis on creating polished documents that make an impact and stand apart from the competition. We will also take a look at current trends and how a key part of your portfolio includes a professional social media presence. Workshop presented by Kim Monaghan, KBM Coaching & Consulting LLC. **Due to limited number of seats, preference will be given to GVSU employees in the event the workshop is full**
Cancer Warriors Network
Tue Mar 25, 2014 from 3-4:30 PM in Room 302E DeVos Center, GVSU GR campus
THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GRCC AND GVSU AND WILL BE FACILITATED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES CAREER SERVICES OFFICE AT GVSU: 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. These network meetings are 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.
Wed Mar 26, 2014 from 8:30-11:30 AM in Room 2266, Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus
SESSION FULL – However, we have added a class at GRCC on Wed May 21, 2014 from 9 AM – 12 PM in Room 336 SCC
Mindful Leadership is all about leading with wisdom and empowerment. By taking a more methodical, collaborative, yet direct approach mindful leaders inspire others to draw from within and employ internal wisdom in achieving personal, professional and organizational objectives. In this workshop, we will explore the concepts of mindfulness and how the practice increases focus and performance. We will also look at leadership from a holistic perspective and how the practice of mindfulness can help build strong teams and heal a toxic workplace. Finally, we will challenge the leader in all of us to cultivate a more authentic and disciplined path to success. Workshop presented by Kim Monaghan, KBM Coaching & Consulting LLC.
Thu Mar 27, 2014 from 9-11 AM in Room 302E, Richard M. DeVos Center, GVSU Pew Campus in GR
THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GRCC AND GVSU AND WILL BE FACILITATED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES CAREER SERVICES OFFICE AT GVSU: Does professionalism really matter? Does it have any bearing on how successful you are or can be? This 2 hour interactive workshop will explore the many facets of professionalism and their importance to your career. Invest in yourself by attending this fun and informative program covering professional communications, the importance of presentation and delivery and constructive approaches. Presented by Kelly Monterusso. **Due to limited number of seats, preference will be given to GVSU employees in the event the workshop is full**
Health Promotion and Models of Health Behavior Change
Thu Mar 27, 2014 from 10-11 AM in Room 336 SCC
Health promotion is not rocket science. When asked most people know the right things to do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. So why is it that so many of us fail to live a healthy lifestyle? This workshop will examine basic health promotion concepts and various models of health behavior change. Workshop presented by Mike Faber, GRCC Older Learner Center.
A2: Acknowledging Able-Bodied Privilege
Mon Mar 31, 2014 from 12-1:30 PM in Room 103 Sneden
This session will is designed as a stepping stone to becoming an accessibility advocate by educating participants on ableism and able-bodied privilege. By acknowledging the ease by which we navigate through society juxtaposed to the barriers of others, the goal is to create a framework to become better advocates for accessibility and equity in academic settings. Workshop presented by Dominic Dorsey, GRCC Director of Accessibility. *Accessibility Advocates workshop training*