Archive for the ‘Staff Professional Development’ category

Additional Windows 10 workshops added to Fall Staff Development

October 11, 2017

Additional Windows 10 workshops have been added to Staff Development’s fall schedule of offerings:

  • November 29, (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • December 7, (10:00-11:30 a.m.)

Course Description:

Windows 10 has arrived at GRCC! This new operating system has replaced Windows 7, and there are some changes we would like to share with you. Come and join us for this basic introduction to Windows 10, and learn how to navigate the changes.

Register at: http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

 

Next week’s Staff Development workshops

October 10, 2017

Understand and Manage Stress – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 17

THIS IS A THREE PART COURSE. PARTICIPANTS MUST COMMIT TO ATTENDING ALL THREE PARTS (Part 1- Oct. 17, Part 2 – Oct. 24 and Part 3 – Oct. 31)

Full Title: “Using Awareness and Compassion to Understand and Manage Stress”. We live in a culture where on-going stress is a part of our very existence. While a certain amount of stress is normal (and productive), stress can lead to dissatisfaction, unhappiness, and even health problems. This class is designed to give participants a holistic perspective on the components of stress. An additional component of this program addresses the roles of various social-emotional aspects of stress management. Participants will become familiar with self-compassion, vulnerability, and resilience as methods to help reduce sources of stress in their lives. Participants will learn techniques related to mindfulness to help cope and manage stress.

Strategic Planning at GRCC – 2:00-4:00 pm. Oct. 18

This session will provide a general overview on the process of strategic planning at GRCC and how it connects to other key endeavors such as accreditation, department planning, performance evaluation and budgeting.  GRCC uses a 90-person teamed called the Strategic Leadership Team to develop and implement the strategic plan including 3 ends, 6 strategies, 17 College Action Projects, and 8 indicators of success.  If you have ever been curious about the SLT, why we have a strategic plan, or how you fit into the strategic planning process, this session is for you.

Supporting Those Who Are Grieving – 12:00-1:00 p.m. Oct. 20

Full Title: COMING ALONG SIDE: SUPPORTING THOSE WHO ARE GRIEVING.There are no magic words that immediately take away the pain so we say nothing or we say too much. This presentation discusses how to support those who have lost a loved one.

Register at http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

 

Attend the Golden Raider Reception Thursday, May 11

May 9, 2017
Please stop by and reconnect with friends and colleagues at the annual GRCC Golden Raiders Retiree Reception being held on Thursday, May 11, from noon – 2 p.m. in the ATC Banquet Rooms. Our program will begin at 1 p.m.
All are welcome to attend!

Professional development opportunities

December 9, 2015
  • Perhaps you have heard the phrase “doing business at the speed of trust.” What exactly does that mean? Practical communication will be outlined to help facilitate difficult conversations and overcome differences to obtain shared goals. If you would like to learn more, please join us for a Building Trust within Your Team workshop on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Everything you need to know about making good choices while dining out! Learn about hidden calories, sneaky ingredients, and what is really on your plate through our Sensible Tips for Eating Out workshop. Dawn Davies, Public Health Nutrition & Wellness Educator from the Kent County Health Department, will be introducing us to beneficial strategies for healthy eating while dining out. Join us Friday, December 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Please register at http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

New wellness sessions start this week

March 10, 2015

The second 8-week wellness class sessions start this week! Come join us for some stress reduction, fitness and fun!

To see current offerings go to: http://www.grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/employeewellnessenrichment/winter2015groupexercisewellnessofferings

Deadline for Excellence in Education nominations is March 15

March 10, 2015

The Excellence in Education award nomination deadline is March 15, 2015. Recipients of the full-time faculty award and staff award each receive $1,000, and a $1,000 contribution to the GRCC Foundation is made in the recipient’s name. The recipient of the adjunct award receives $750.  Click here to learn more.

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Retreats offered to leaders, faculty, staff

March 10, 2015

For the thirteenth year we are pleased to offer a unique form of professional development for GRCC employees.

This work has grown out of the Formation work of Dr. Parker J. Palmer, noted educational leader and author, and builds upon a decade of Formation work at GRCC for leaders, faculty, and staff. In addition, Grand Rapids Community College is part of a network of colleges, health care organizations, K-12 districts, philanthropic organizations, law firms, government agencies, and community leaders engaged in this form of deep professional development. More info on the national work can be found at the Center for Courage and Renewal and Richland Colleges Center for Renewal and Wholeness in Higher Education.

For three days, GRCC faculty and staff are invited to step away from their daily work activities to consider the personal and professional questions of working at the college. The themes and questions to consider Include:

  • Why were you called to this work?
  • What is the intention of your work?
  • How do you stay renewed in your role?

These retreats offer a safe space to pose questions, seek answers, examine motives, and explore new ideas about the most important work we do at the college. The goal is to help those who work at GRCC sustain and renew their passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the students, their colleagues, the college, and the communities they serve.

In this retreat, skilled facilitators help create a quiet, focused, and disciplined space in which participants can pause and reflect on their own beliefs about working at the college. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the intersection of our personal and professional lives, making use of stories from our own journeys, and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions. These retreats strive to develop a deeper understanding of how your role at the college intersects with who you are as a person.

Grounded in reflective practice, these retreats have sufficient research based evidence supporting a positive impact on the development of employees and their organization(s).

Introduction to Formation Retreat:

Begins at 5:00 PM Wed, May 13, 2015 and ends with lunch on Fri, May 15, 2015

Location: The Gilchrist Retreat Center near Three Rivers, MI http://www.fetzer.org/retreat-facilities/gilchrist/overview.

This retreat is for any Faculty or Staff member who HAS NOT PARTICIPATED in a previous Formation Retreat.

Continuing Formation Retreat:

Begins at 5:00 PM Sunday May 10, 2015 and ends with lunch on Tuesday May 12, 2015

Location: The Gilchrist Retreat Center near Three Rivers, MI http://www.fetzer.org/retreat-facilities/gilchrist/overview.

This retreat is for any Faculty or Staff member who HAS PARTICIPATED in a previous Formation Retreat, and would like to revisit the experience.

You can register for either retreat at http://www.grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/currentlearningopportunitiesregistration or call Staff Development at 616.234.4285. If you have questions about the retreat, feel free to email Frank Conner at fconner@grcc.edu, call him at 616.234.3612, or contact Judy Jankowski at jjankows@grcc.edu or call her at 616.234.4409.

Participation is open to all GRCC employees who have participated in an introductory retreat. However, we can only accommodate 10 participants. Given this, out of fairness, priority will be given to those faculty and staff who have not participated in previous continuing retreats. If you are interested and have participated in previous continuing retreats, please sign-up. You will be notified as soon as possible if there is an opening. Participants must commit to all three days of the series.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Formation Retreat Dates Announced

March 9, 2015

For the thirteenth year we are pleased to offer a unique form of professional development for GRCC employees.

This work has grown out of the Formation work of Dr. Parker J. Palmer, noted educational leader and author, and builds upon a decade of Formation work at GRCC for leaders, faculty, and staff. In addition, Grand Rapids Community College is part of a network of colleges, health care organizations, K-12 districts, philanthropic organizations, law firms, government agencies, and community leaders engaged in this form of deep professional development. More info on the national work can be found at the Center for Courage and Renewal and Richland Colleges Center for Renewal and Wholeness in Higher Education.

For three days, GRCC faculty and staff are invited to step away from their daily work activities to consider the personal and professional questions of working at the college. The themes and questions to consider Include:

  • Why were you called to this work?
  • What is the intention of your work?
  • How do you stay renewed in your role?

These retreats offer a safe space to pose questions, seek answers, examine motives, and explore new ideas about the most important work we do at the college. The goal is to help those who work at GRCC sustain and renew their passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the students, their colleagues, the college, and the communities they serve.

In this retreat, skilled facilitators help create a quiet, focused, and disciplined space in which participants can pause and reflect on their own beliefs about working at the college. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the intersection of our personal and professional lives, making use of stories from our own journeys, and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions. These retreats strive to develop a deeper understanding of how your role at the college intersects with who you are as a person.

Grounded in reflective practice, these retreats have sufficient research based evidence supporting a positive impact on the development of employees and their organization(s).

Introduction to Formation Retreat:

Begins at 5:00 PM Wed, May 13, 2015 and ends with lunch on Fri, May 15, 2015

Location: The Gilchrist Retreat Center near Three Rivers, MI http://www.fetzer.org/retreat-facilities/gilchrist/overview.

This retreat is for any Faculty or Staff member who HAS NOT PARTICIPATED in a previous Formation Retreat.

Continuing Formation Retreat:

Begins at 5:00 PM Sunday May 10, 2015 and ends with lunch on Tuesday May 12, 2015

Location: The Gilchrist Retreat Center near Three Rivers, MI http://www.fetzer.org/retreat-facilities/gilchrist/overview.

This retreat is for any Faculty or Staff member who HAS PARTICIPATED in a previous Formation Retreat, and would like to revisit the experience.

You can register for either retreat at http://www.grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/currentlearningopportunitiesregistration or call Staff Development at 616.234.4285. If you have questions about the retreat, feel free to email Frank Conner at fconner@grcc.edu, call him at 616.234.3612, or contact Judy Jankowski at jjankows@grcc.edu or call her at 616.234.4409.

Participation is open to all GRCC employees who have participated in an introductory retreat. However, we can only accommodate 10 participants. Given this, out of fairness, priority will be given to those faculty and staff who have not participated in previous continuing retreats. If you are interested and have participated in previous continuing retreats, please sign-up. You will be notified as soon as possible if there is an opening. Participants must commit to all three days of the series.

Raider Salute for ESP Learning Day

March 3, 2015

A Raider Salute from Jessica Berens, in Human Resources:

ESP Learning Day 2015 – Thank you!

Thank you to Tamber Bustance, Chris Arnold, and Eric Williams in the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center for presenting at the 2015 ESP Learning Day! You did an outstanding job. This event could not have happened without the help of Klaas Kwant and Tim Zerfas in Media, Bayard Brooks and Becky Yoder in ATC Conference Services, Josh Ferguson and his staff in Secchia Banquet Services, and Julie Otte and Jennifer Kelly in Staff Development. It was a wonderful event because of the support from an amazing team. Thank you all!

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Employee wellness classes continue through spring break

March 2, 2015

It’s never too late to attend (and enjoy) employee wellness classes here at GRCC! All are always welcome and we are still exercising this week! All classes are on this week and we’d love to see you! For the current schedule, click here.

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Deadline for Excellence in Education nominations is March 15

March 2, 2015

The Excellence in Education award nomination deadline is March 15, 2015. Recipients of the full-time faculty award and staff award each receive $1,000, and a $1,000 contribution to the GRCC Foundation is made in the recipient’s name. The recipient of the adjunct award receives $750.  Click here to learn more.

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Free blood-pressure screenings today

February 26, 2015

Nursing students will be performing blood-pressure screenings from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today on the Main Building’s fourth floor, near the Enrollment Center on the Main Building’s first floor, and on G2 outside Winchester Alley.

 

Full Body Sculpt class canceled on February 27

February 26, 2015

Due to ESP learning day – Full Body Sculpt at 12:15 is canceled TOMORROW, February 27. Feel free to invite a friend to go walk around the track at the fieldhouse and get some exercise!

‘Fed-Up’ documentary to be shown March 20

February 26, 2015
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Staff Development, Exercise Science to screen ‘Fed-Up’

February 25, 2015
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