Raider Salute to facilities staff

Ric Underhile and Langston Gant want to give Vicki Janowiak, Bob Green Jr., Dewayne Faber, and Bryan Door a Raider Salute for going above and beyond the call of duty to help ISIS with their relocation to Lettinga. The process has been laborious on their end, but virtually seamless for ISIS. We thank and appreciate your responsiveness, excellence, and integrity very much!

FMLA – What’s in it for you?

Have you ever wondered what the Family Medical Leave Act is all about? Have you ever wondered if you or one of your employee’s had a “qualifying event” but were afraid to ask? In this session you will learn the various ins and outs of FMLA, intermittent FMLA, and the GRCC FMLA policy. You will also learn what a qualifying event is for you or an immediate family member and what is covered while you are on leave. Workshop facilitated by Lydia Cruz, Human Resources.

  • Tue June 10, 2014 from 9-10 AM in Room 234 Student Community Center
  • Wed July 23, 2014 from 3-4 PM in Room 203 Sneden Hall

Registration is available online at or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285.


The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center provides tools that help promote a greater and deeper understanding of others, their cultures and customs. Businesses, educational and health care institutions, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations benefit from an informed employee base able to consider multiple perspectives and address conflicts with conscious intentional process.

All workshops are open to all GRCC Faculty and Staff. Please register online at or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285 if you need assistance.

Social Contracts….An Intentional Approach

Tue May 27, 2014 from 11:30 Am – 1:00 PM in Room 213 Sneden Hall

Whether you are leading in a classroom, a small group meeting, or managing a project, the Social Contract approach will assist you in an intentional process of building and defining inclusive principles, guidelines and consequences for social behaviors. Do not play the expectation guessing game in regard to appropriate social behaviors. Instead, attend this workshop, which will: Introduce a model of an intentional, inclusive Social Contract approach; Practice the model by developing your own Social Contract; Share wisdom with other teachers, community organizers, and professionals; and take back the model to your community.

Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Wed June 4, 2014 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Room 213 Sneden Hall

Never before have we had four generations of people together in the workplace. Because of this shift in employee demographics, the need to create safe places to discuss generational differences is vital. Essential to the Generational Diversity in the Workplace workshop are interactive activities, videos and small group dialogue exploring the relationship between different generations. Participants will: Understand the formative years of each generation and their core values; Use this information to connect and work with different generations; Offer strategies for effective cross generational communication.

Unintentional Bias in the Hiring Process

Tue June 10, 2014 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Room 213 Sneden Hall

Numerous studies show that our unconscious is dictating our decisions. These unconscious decisions impact our business decisions. The biases we carry may not be limited to visible differences but may extend to other assumptions and associations such as the way a person speaks (tone, volume, and accent) or prior personal knowledge or acquaintance. In The Unintentional Bias in the Hiring Process workshop, participants will: Examine common language and tools for processing unintentional bias situations in the hiring process; Review our Unintentional Bias in the Hiring Process video; and practice common language and process tools in small group activities

Boundaries in the Workplace

Thu June 12, 2014 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Room 213 Sneden Hall

How do you know WHERE to draw the line in relationships, roles and responsibilities? Participants will begin to address this issue by exploring methods of respecting and protecting other’s boundaries in the workplace. Objectives for the session include: Define boundaries in regards to job responsibilities and interpersonal boundaries; Determine the importance of boundary setting; and help others to understand their boundaries.



RaiderCard gets you zoo access

Don’t forget to make a trip to the Zoo this spring! As a student, staff or faculty member, you have free access to the John Ball Zoo with your RaiderCard. The zoo program expires May 31st.

For more information on the Zoo and the other Grand Rapids attractions you can visit for free, please visit the following webpage:

Questions – call Student Life at 616.234.4160 or email Evan Macklin at


Construction Update: April and May 2014 office moves

By mid-May 2014 the following offices will have moved to their temporary locations.


  • Language Arts Tutoring to Science tutoring labs and Sneden 201
  • Business Tutoring to ATC 231
  • Math Tutoring to Science tutoring labs


  • Enrollment, Financial Aid and Veterans Services to Student Center floors 2 & 3
  • Cashiers Office to Student Center 1st floor (Student Life)
  • Records Office to Cook Hall 5th floor Language Arts Lab area
  • Student Employment Services to Science Building Room 137
  • GRCC E-Print Customer Services to Main Building Collins Gallery
  • GRCC E-Print Graphic Designers to Cook Hall 4th floor work center
  • Department of Experiential Learning to Lettinga House DeVos campus
  • ISIS Offices (Admin, DLIT, CTE) to Lettinga House DeVos campus
  • Provosts Office to Data Center
  • SAS Deans Offices to Data Center
  • SWD Deans Offices to 212A ATC
  • Education Department Office to Data Center
  • Language & Thought/Visual Arts Dept Office to Data Center
  • IT Tech and Happy Room to Sneden Hall
  • Susan Lichtenberg Internship Coordinator to Admin Building DeVos Campus, 1st floor


  • Media to Music 205
  • Library to ATC 224
  • Academic Support Center to ATC 232
  • Diversity Learning Center to Sneden 118
  • Older Learner Center to Sneden 118
  • Equity Affairs to Sneden 118